Dreaming of Gold

dreamy-insomniac:

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 ^_^

dreamy-insomniac:

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 ^_^






dreamy-insomniac:

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undetectable-exten2iion-charm:

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



A belated congratulations to Jo Halls of Australia (VIC) who placed 2nd in the women’s epee at the Shanghai Asian Champs earlier this month :)

She’s one of my coaches, an absolute sweetheart :)

posted 1 year ago

isabelignacia asked: "Hey so I see you fence--I just started a couple of months ago and I really love it so far! I'm just worried because I only have two years of high school left and I want to get as good as possible in that short amount of time. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to improve tactics, as well as emotional strength--I'm still getting used to the whole 'being aggressive' deal. Thanks a lot! :)"

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!

posted 1 year ago with 1 note

Best type of whites?

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! :)

posted 1 year ago with 3 notes

shotsaufdeath asked: "Oh my goodness! I just read about your situation and not being able to represent Aus. I'm sorry to hear and I really sincerely hope you get another chance! It's really nice to see dedicated fencers from Australia!"

Aww thank you, I hope so too :) You’re a real sweetheart! xx

posted 1 year ago

So I got selected to represent Australia at the Oceania Champs…

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.

posted 1 year ago with 2 notes

Best of luck to all the Aussies fencing at the 2013 Cadet and Junior World Champs!

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

posted 1 year ago with 2 notes