London Fencing Club
July/August 2006 Newsletter
Recent competitionsJuly is normally seen as the month closing the season, so competitions were happening virtually every weekend. The club was well represented during the British Fencing Championships which took place in the middle of the month in Telford and during the Cambridge Open Air epee.
It must be pointed out here that fencing in a club environment and at a tournament is quite a different experience. At a tournament you'll of course meet more competitive types, and the main thing - you'll encounter them for only 3 minutes during the bout (and maybe never again in your life). So your ability to analyse your opponent quickly and re adjust accordingly becomes paramount. On top of that there is the stress, the fear of losing and the temptation of winning, the unknown surroundings and the annoying referee decisions. You'd probably have to enter a few competitins just for learning expereince, not expecting any results first... Sounds hard? Well, just in case you like overcoming difficulties the calendar of the next season competitions is here. Most of the events are open to everyone. And if you'd rather go international straight away, Stefan kindly invites all interested to join him for a trip to Holland for fencing tournament held by the Lieden fencing club on 1 October 2006 (it's Sunday). Please contact Stefan direct if interested.
not the psychological pressure that worries you but just the fencing
technique, then nothing will be a better addition to your regular
classes than some individual lessons. Your coach will also help you to
develop your individual arsenal and tactics - something what is quite
difficult to address during a group lesson.
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