170319 Surprise and the System

Surprise is the creation of unexpected conditions that (1) hamper or defeat the opponent’s actions and/or (2) facilitate successful actions by the fencer.  Surprise may be strategic or tactical.  Strategic Surprise involves changes in conditioning and physical performance, technical skill, tactical skill, or mental skill from one mesocycle (a training cycle …

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New PAFA Level 3

Congratulations to Fred Vegas for passing the written and practical examinations of the Pan American Fencing Academy’s Skill Development Program at Level 3 in Epee.  Fred also holds Level 3 in Foil.  The Skill Development Program provides us a structured way to guide the development of fencers’ knowledge and technical …

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Glossary Update

The Pan American Fencing Academy supplies the Glossary for our website.  This is a long term effort, adding one or two terms a week on average.  Every definition is drawn from one or more sources, although definitions are modified to allow us to also post them on our Twitter feed.  Today’s additions …

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