Because most of my followers are fencers, I decided to make something helpful. For all the years I’ve dedicated to fencing, I’ve a few tricks which I’d like to share with you. Hope you find them useful. For other fun fencing stuff, view my blog ^_^
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does any fencer know an easy way to put into two tiny screws for the tip? It keeps coming out and I’m losing my patience!
magnetic screwdrivers usually work for me
She’s one of my coaches, an absolute sweetheart :)
Hi, sorry I took so long to answer! I’ll be honest I’m in the same boat, second last year at school :L I guess it would really depend on the weapon you fence, they’re all so different strategically, but emotionally I’d suggest trying to forcibly calm yourself down if you get upset (tell yourself “it’s just one point, I can get it back”). I won’t claim to be a master in any of this, I get rather out of control temperamentally when I’m pissed off :L
Physically (and this will transcend into tactics) you should always aim for speed. Get in and out as fast as possible; channel your inner cobra ;) Hit them and get the f*ck out so they can’t score a double :)
Hope this helps (probably didn’t…). Best of luck!
Looking for new FIE whites, preferably with paneled breeches (pretty much identical to the LP Spartans, but FIE) with a form fitting jacket… Anyone have any ideas? Currently I have the LP Team Range (well, they’re my sisters, not mine), and they don’t fit and I don’t find them comfortable. Help would be lovely! :)
Aww thank you, I hope so too :) You’re a real sweetheart! xx
But my family doesn’t have enough money to send me…So I have to pull out of my first international competition. It’s heart breaking.
So that would be:
Cadet women’s epee: Alex Hughes
Junior women’s epee: Amy Reynolds, Diana Sher, Leah Tausan and Alex Hughes (team only)
Junior men’s epee: Henry Mayall-Vandervelde
Cadet women’s foil: Alicia Kwag
Cadet men’s foil: Sholto Douglas, Ned Fitzgerald, TC Reynolds and Jesse Morris (team only)
Junior women’s foil: Georgie Barratt, Alicia Kwag and Emily Marotta
Junior men’s foil: Alisdair Dunham, Ned Fitzgerald, Lucas Webber and SImon Capon (team only)
Cadet women’s sabre: Mathilda Barnard
Cadet men’s sabre: Boston Fawkes
Junior women’s sabre: Mathilda Barnard, Anna Crawford and Natalie Molen-Grigull
Junior men’s sabre: Boston Fawkes
Best of luck to you all <3