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Create a Fencing Scrapbook to Capture a Whole Season of Memories

fencing scrapbookEvery parent wants to capture the memories that their children make, it’s part of being a parent! But what to keep and what to get rid of can be a big challenge, especially for fencing parents who follow their children from season to season. Organizing your child’s fencing career into a scrapbook or a series of scrapbooks is easy and it takes the guesswork out of the whole thing. Not only that, it’s something the kids can get involved with and make their own!

Here are few tips for creating a fencing scrapbook to help preserve the memories of your young fencer.

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The Role of Fencing Parents

The Role of Fencing ParentsThere’s so much talk today of what role parents should take in the lives of their children. Parents in sport seem to be constantly accused of either being overprotective and not allowing their kids to learn from loss, or else being too distant and letting their kids have too much responsibility.

Where is the middle ground? How do we define the role of parents in sport in general and in fencing in particular?

These aren’t questions that we can answer directly, but they’re questions that are worth asking because they help us to explore what we’re doing and to get better at it.

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Tweens Fencers: How Fencing Can Help To Find Their Way

How Fencing Can Help Tweens Find Their WayBeing a tween can be hard stuff.

The “inbetween” years, when you’re not old enough to be a teenager whose running around with tons of freedom and lots of excitement but you’re too old to be a little kid, well they’re just hard years. Those ten-eleven-twelves when your body hasn’t’ caught up with your brain and no one seems to take you seriously are some of the most challenging times of growing up.

Helping tweens to find their way in the world isn’t an easy task, but it’s one that parents know is so important in order for their kids to thrive.

Fencing is a wonderful way to help older kids find their way, even as they navigate the middle years. How? Here are six of the biggest issues for tweens, plus ways that fencing can help your middle schooler to combat those same issues.

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Why Fencing Moms are the BEST

Why Fencing Moms are the BESTIt’s nearly Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate and honor those strong and powerful women who guide us through life. Mom’s are truly something special.

Some would say that fencing moms are extraordinary, even for moms, and here are just some of the reasons why.

●    Professional Level Driving Skills

Uber really should send all of its drivers out to take lessons from fencing moms – who are at once timely, courteous and can find their way around literally any city. People talk about soccer moms and hockey moms, but these folks have obviously never seen fencing moms in action. These incredible women will drive you to competitions on time, carry those heavy bags and remind you to sleep on the way back. They don’t need to check their GPS constantly because they researched the best route the night before, and they have a mystical knowledge of the best hours to drive in order to have the least traffic, with internal shortcuts that would make a cabbie blush. And of course they can park any size vehicle that’s full of swords in a tiny spot with no problem.

Thank you fencing moms, for keeping us safe and timely on the road.

●    Quick Learners

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10 Reasons to start fencing in the summer camp

10 Reasons why it’s great to start learning fencing in the summer campWhat’s the best way to get started in fencing? Well there are tons of ways, but fencing summer camp sure is one of the best! Why? Here are ten wonderful reasons!

1. Get over the nerves

Starting out in anything can be a bit nerve wracking, but fencing is all  the more so because it does involve a weapon. This is especially true for those who are really nervous about getting started – camp allows them to become completely immersed in the sport and to truly let go of any inhibitions.

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