Practicing fencing at home keeps your game at its best.
Although practicing at home is inadvisable for beginners, you should definitely start doing some at-home fencing exercises once you’ve nailed the basics. After all, when you don’t practice at home, it’s harder to retain what you learn during your lessons and progressing becomes more difficult.
If you’re just fencing for fun and aren’t concerned with competing or even becoming the best fencer at your club, practicing fencing at home probably isn’t your first priority. But even if you belong to that crowd, you shouldn’t dismiss the importance of doing fencing exercises at home.
Practicing your fencing techniques at home cements what you learn from your coach, reinforces good habits, and makes you a better fencer. All that means more winning in the long run, and who doesn‘t like winning their fencing bouts?
No one, that’s who. So let’s get down to business: Here are seven ways you can practice fencing at home.
Continue reading “7 Simple & Effective Exercises for Practicing Fencing At Home”
Did you know that many fencing scholarships go unused each year?
That’s true across differently sized universities, but it’s especially true for small schools with fencing programs that are just trying to fill their rosters. While not all of these scholarships will be full rides, they’re still worth a look. It’s definitely better than relying on student loans!
If you’re interested in learning how to get a fencing scholarship — of course, you wouldn’t be looking at this article otherwise — you’ll need to build connections with coaches. And the good news is that you don’t have to be a nationally ranked fencer to build those connections. Even regional and local competitors can get a fencing scholarship if they meet the right coach.
There are four stages to networking with coaches so you can get a fencing scholarship: doing your homework, introducing yourself, meeting the coach, and demonstrating your commitment.
Continue reading “You Can Get A Fencing Scholarship With These 4 Steps”
Have you ever paused to consider what life lessons fencing can teach you? Some lessons that might have already occurred to you could include:
- Don’t underestimate women, old people, or fourteen year old girls.
- When in doubt, go for the jugular.
- Lefties are evil.
But seriously, when you’ve been fencing long enough, you’ll pick up life lessons that will help you land a good job or thrive as an adult. We encourage you to reflect on what fencing has taught you about life, but here are seven life lessons to get you started.
Continue reading “6 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Fencing”
Whether you’ve reached your junior or senior year of high school, you’ve probably started thinking about college (or maybe you’re just a really ambitious underclassman). Whichever group you fall into, you’ve given some thought to which university you want to attend. You’ve probably thought about your major, too. And even though you haven’t made any definite decisions, one thing is certain: You’d like to know how to get into college with fencing.
While we definitely recommend boasting about your fencing experience, you need to be strategic. Like any other part of your college application, getting into college with fencing isn’t as simple as waving a magic wand. You need to evaluate your fencing goals before including it on your college application.
Continue reading “Fencing Your Way Into College: The Essentials”
You’ve taken a free trial lesson, you’ve taken some lessons and classes, and you want to keep fencing. But you’ve run into a problem that most adults run into: Your busy schedule. Between work and family obligations, you’ve found it difficult to make it to the club consistently.
How do you make time for fencing when life is busy? It all comes down to intentionally carving out time and having a reliable accountability system.
Continue reading “How to Make Time for Fencing When Life Gets Busy”
You’re in high school and you’re looking for a new sport. Or maybe you’re just looking for a sport, period. You have a lot of options: cross country, soccer, basketball — but since you’re here, you clearly have the wisdom to realize that fencing (the art of stabbing people for fun) could be a great choice, possibly superior to all of those other options.
Now you’re just looking for some definitive reasons to give fencing a try. Well, there are four big ones.
Continue reading “Teenager Looking For A New Sport? Here Are 4 Reasons to Pick Fencing”
You have registered for your first fencing tournament! What’s next? How do you get to optimal competition shape? The process of preparing for your first fencing tournament will require both mental and physical preparation.
Like most things in life, the more time you have to prepare the better you will feel on competition day.
Continue reading “How To Prepare For Your First Fencing Tournament In 4 Simple Steps”