Fencing Is DEFINITELY A Sport!

 

Like most of you, my knowledge of fencing was taken from scenes in movies…. The one between Inigo Montoya and Wesley (The Dread Pirate Roberts) in “The Princess Bride” comes to mind!  Of course, although quite entertaining, just a slight exaggeration of the true “sport” of fencing.  Yes, that’s right, I said SPORT!

Fencing requires speed, strength, balance and a very sharp (and quick) mind!  Strategy is constantly in the forefront as is reaction time.  Sound familiar?  Virtually every sport in the true sense of the word requires all of these skill sets.  I might even go as far as saying fencing is “more” of a sport than some of our more “mainstream” sports.  I’ll leave that open for debate, so talk amongst yourselves.

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Don’t Ignore Your “MENTAL” Training!

 

We are always getting feedback and information regarding the “physical” aspects of sports and how to train hard, etc.  Rarely do we get much about the “mental” aspects of sports.  Certainly not at the high school level…..  Here is a great article we would like to share from Dr. Rob Bell that might help shed some light on other areas of your sport that you want to work on……

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