Posts tagged jason rogers
Fencing exercises for speed, strength and flexibility

In this article we are going to focus on how we can incorporate targeted strength training into our fencing workout routines to get to the next level. For insight on this important topic we have spoken to Dr. Scott A. Weiss (DPT ATC CSCS DMQ*) who has extensive experience with elite, Olympic-level fencers such as Miles Chamley-Watson, Daryl Homer and Daga Wozniak.

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BOOST YOUR FENCING CONFIDENCE WITH PERSONAL MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS

In 2006, I had the idea to create my own video that I could watch before competitions to get me psyched up and my confidence flowing. This was a great tool to visually remind me what excellence looked like. Let’s look more closely at the elements that make up a personal motivation video.

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GUT INSTINCT - SADA JACOBSON ON INTUITION AND FENCING

Why is it that the best decisions we make on the strip are the ones that we can’t explain? Often the precursor to a great touch is just a prickly feeling of what your opponent is going to do next. Some call this feeling their “gut”, but in the language of psychology it’s more often referred to as intuition. Whatever name you use, it plays a major role in how we make decisions in fencing. To get under the skin of this topic, Better Fencer talked to Sada Jacobson.

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Injury Prevention - Defeating the Unseen Fencing Opponent

“The number one issue is to prevent injury." These sage words belong to Jeremy Summers, former four-time national team member in sabre and now Director of Sports Medicine for USA Fencing. In addition to his role with the USFA, he has just returned to fencing after more than a 15-year hiatus. He has found that his body isn’t cooperating like it used to, but, luckily, he has a few tricks up his sleeve. 

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