Has your young child been fencing for a while, enjoys the sport, but struggles to keep up with other students?
Many parents have been in your shoes, and just like you, they’ve looked for ways to help their kids practice fencing at home so they can perform well at the club. You’re probably wondering if there are any drills or fencing games you can borrow from your child’s instructor. Even though it’s completely understandable that you’d want to do that, it’s not the best idea.
If your child is a beginner, the best thing you can do is get them involved in fencing-related exercises and activities that will lay the foundation for future improvements and a deeper passion for the sport. That approach will help them become healthier people and better fencers who are always eager to learn more.
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Think back to the first time you ever fenced, even if it wasn’t that long ago. You were completely out of breath by the end of it, but your instructor wasn’t. Now ask yourself a question: Have you gotten any better?
Not skill-wise, rather in terms of your endurance. Are you able to fence more bouts than you were on day one? Are you able to breathe at a more normal rate after your fencing bouts? Or does it still feel like your very first day?
Building endurance for fencing bouts takes work, just like any other aspect of the sport. And today, we’re going to discuss the secret to building endurance for fencing. Once you take this advice, you’ll be able to fence more bouts, fence longer bouts, and breathe a little bit more easily by the end of your fencing sessions.
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Are you getting the most from your fencing coach?
The answer depends on two things. It partially hinges on the coach. Having a knowledgeable fencing coach who you get along with is crucial. But it also depends on you: How you engage with your coach during your lessons determines what you get from them.
And if you’re not getting the most out of your fencing coach, what’s the answer? Do you get a new one or change the way you do things?
Swordplay LA is here to help you answer that question. We’re going to talk about what you can do to strengthen your coach-student relationship — which will mean more winning and learning — and what to look for when hunting for a new coach.
Let’s start with what you can do.
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Are you dissatisfied with your current fencing classes? Maybe you feel like the class spends too much time with warm-up exercises. Or perhaps you think the class includes too many games and not enough fencing. But the bottom line is that you need a new fencing class where the students can improve and have fun.
Swordplay LA, a fencing club in Burbank, California, has a developed a new class system for people like you. Students are already demonstrating vast improvements and we have the stories to prove it. But before we get to those stories, you’re probably wondering: What makes these new fencing classes different?
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With school out and Southern California’s abnormally hot weather, letting your kids stay indoors and veg out is, in the words of Darth Vader, “all too easy.” But summer is the time to try new and exciting things, so set them on an adventure!
Swordplay LA, a fencing club located in Burbank, California, has been providing unique and amazing summer camps and classes for over 25 years. Our Action Adventure Camps are a great way to stay active, have fun, and create new friendships.
Here are 5 reasons you should sign up for one of our awesome camps today.
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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.
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You have registered for your first tournament! What is next? How do you get to optimal competition shape? The process of preparing for your first 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.
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