Posts tagged mental game
Turning Laziness into Focus: Find the One Thing that Matters to Your Fencing Practice

I am a lazy fencer, and you should be too.

That doesn’t mean I never go to practice, or that I don’t work hard when I’m there. But where a lot of people struggle with the challenge of how to train more—between work, school, or family and social commitments—I want to train less. Sure, I want to get better. But I have other things going on in my life, and I don’t want to spend any more time at the club than I have to in order to improve.

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How Alex Massialas Made US Foil History with His Epic Comeback

If you’ve been watching the Rio Olympics, you’ve seen a lot of exciting fencing. And hardly anything has been more exciting than Alex Massialas’s historic silver medal in the men’s foil event. But although he had a lot of great bouts, one in particular stands out: his 15-14 victory over Italy’s Giorgio Avola in the quarterfinals.

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