160410 Takings of the Blade

There are three ways to put an opponent’s blade in motion (thereby increasing the probability that he or she will be exposed to your hit): (1) by convincing the opponent to move the blade to react to a perceived attack (a feint or provocation), (2) by percussion (attacking the blade…

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Maitre Green appointed to USFCA CAB

Maitre d’Armes Walter Green has been appointed as a member of the United States Fencing Coaches Association’s (USFCA) Certification and Accreditation Board (CAB).  The USFCA is the professional organization for fencing coaches in the United States, and conducts coach training and professional certification to international standards.  The CAB sets the…

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160402 Bout Planning

Every bout you fence should be planned.  Only by planning do you develop realistic assessment of the threat you face, balance that assessment against your strengths, and determine a way to shape the fencing to your advantage.  Without a plan you are forced to be reactive to the situation rather…

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Tumblr 5 Posts Award

We use Tumblr for short text blog posts to capture interesting thoughts from class and lessons or ideas that appear from study.  You can expect one or two Tumblr posts a week.  You can read these posts at http://tumblr.com/blog/sallegreen Imagine our surprise when we received an official Tumblr badge as part of…

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Major Award for our Newsletter

Our two newsletters, the monthly Thrust and Cut and the Remise for fast breaking information, have been honored for being in the top 10% of commercial newsletters for readership and the value of information they provide by our newsletter service Constant Contact. Constant Contact is a major newsletter and marketing…

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