Nearly every experienced fencer has spent a few precious moments in “the zone,” that place we reach in our minds when our best fencing happens naturally. But what does it feel like? How do we get there?Read More
When you wake up in the morning, do you experience resistance? How should you deal with it? You must train like a professional.Read More
In this article, Better Fencer covers how to manage distractions in fencing. Guest author and sports psychiatrist Justin Tausig shares his techniques for how to train your focus for fencing.Read More
This article aims to look at the most constructive way to think about and analyze tournaments after they are over.Read More
Can you see the bigger picture? By the time the Sydney Games in 2000 arrived, Gerek Meinhardt had already been competing nationally even though he was just 10 years old. Naturally, his coach, Greg Massialas, took him aside and explained the Olympics and the importance they hold in the sport of fencing. Most 10-year olds might shrug and say something like “Oh that’s cool” and then go back to their video games, but not young Gerek. “Can you sign me up?” Gerek asked. “Well…It’s a little more complicated than that” Greg responded.Read More
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.Read More