Preparing for the Direct Elimination Tableau
Preparing for the tableau starts as soon as you finish your last bout, check your scores, sign your scoresheet and shake your referee’s hand after the pool round. Between the rounds you have to eat, drink, use the restroom, check your weapons, refill your water bottles, warm up again (including fencing again) and maybe even […]
Ruminations on Returning to the Strip
Back to the strip. In the summer of 2017 I shepherded a small group of FAP athletes to the Solti training camp in Hungary. Earlier that summer I had suddenly realized how overweight and out of condition I had become over the last ten years and I started on the road to better health and […]
Why Learn to Fence…?
Why learn to do anything? Because it’s an adventure! Whether you thought of fencing because you watched too many sword-fighting movies as a child (Zorro, The Three Musketeers, The Princess Bride, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.) or because you are just looking for something to do that’s a little different; fencing is an adventure. While […]