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To win you need to lose: training fights

The topic which regularly comes up in fencing discussions: how important is winning? Should one strive to win every fight? Not unless you are taking part in an important tournament. When you train, you should allocate the energy to improving your technique rather than focusing on winning. Most of the fencing technique is acquired during the individ.... read more

Halloween party

LFC members and their families are invited to Halloween Party 2018. You must wear something scary, bloody, spooky and in general repulsive. Please see details below. Thank you Adeel, Kivia, Nadia and Umut for organizing it all!.... read more

On Forte and Foible

Etymology The forte refers to the part of the sword or foil where the blade is strongest, just above the hilt (that’s the handle). The word derives from the French adjective fort, meaning “strong.”If words are your forte, you might know that forte is the word for one’s strong point, or an area in which one might consider oneself an expert: The 22-y.... read more

Priority (Right of Way) in foil fencing

Rules of priority in foil fencingPeople who just started fencing are often bewildered by the rules of priority. Below is a quick summary to help you get the grasp of the idea.OriginIn the duelling times it was considered a very dangerous practice to attack your opponent while he is attacking you. This often resulted in both being killed. No winner,.... read more

How to make a fencing lunge in 12 easy steps

Lunging1. Start by extending your weapon arm.2. Kick with the front foot, while making a strong push with the rear leg.3. Swing the left arm back for balance and extra momentum.4. Land on the heel of the front foot and then continue moving forward until the rest of the foot is on the floor.5. Straighten the rear leg, lock the knee, sole of the back.... read more

Fencing trip to St.Petersburg

St-Petersburg trip 2018 London Fencing Club is invited to Spartak fencing academy in St.Petersburg to rub shoulders (blades, vodka glasses... fill in as desired) with the Russians. The trip is suitable for all levels from the beginner to the advanced and for all weapons.For those who haven't joined a similar trip few years ago, here is a bit of the.... read more

Protect your femoral artery

Protect your femoral arteryDear All,With the new season upon us I need to remind you to protect your femoral artery, which is the second largest artery in the body located in your thigh. Although it can be defended by the low parries 2, 7 and 8, the best protection of this important blood vessel is achieved by wearing strong fencing breeches. In th.... read more

Fencing classes for beginners in January and February 2019

Dear All,The starting dates of the forthcoming fencing classes and some very enticing discounts are now on http://www.londonfencingclub.co.uk/beginners_classes.phpBook today! Suitable for complete beginners. All equipment provided..... read more

Individual fencing lessons - Introductory Offer

Perfect your moves using the expert guidance If you haven't had an individual fencing lesson in 2017, you can have 2 for the price of 1 during May-June 2017. Just purchase up to 2 hours of lessons and we'll top it up with another 2 hours of free credits. 1. Log into your Club account: here2. Select Buy Credits link and choose how many hours of.... read more

Are You a One Trick Pony?

by Tim GadaskiSo many fencers would benefit from coaches advice I thought I'd write about variety: not the entertainment mix but the variety of fencing actions: something we, coaches, would love to see more of during the bouts. Unfortunately, what we often see are fencers who keep using the same action again and again, whether or not it is suitable.... read more

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