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Fencing and Trying “Your Best”

Posted on February 26th, 2016 at 11:14 am, in Club News, Fencing Improvement

Originally posted by: Igor Chirashnya on February 25, 2016 in Mosaic at: Academy of Fencing Masters Blog Everyone wants to succeed. Athletes in general and fencers in particular are passionate about it. When you train hard you want to succeed. While everyone wants to succeed, success is an individual thing – it is different for different people. For Mariel Zagunis, success means [...]
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Why private lessons are so important

Posted on November 24th, 2015 at 11:18 am, in Club News, Fencing Improvement

by Damien Lehfeldt on November 4, 2015, originally posted on Fencing.net Private lessons are not a luxury in the sport of Fencing—they’re a necessity, an investment in expanding the athlete’s repertoire, gaining an advanced tactical understanding, and building a bond with one’s coach. It’s no surprise that parents beginning in the sport have a healthy skepticism regarding [...]
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The 7 Essential Types of Practice Bouts

Posted on August 12th, 2015 at 11:23 am, in Club News, Fencing Improvement

written by Tim Morehouse Originally posted at Fencing University, 8/11/15 Below is a summary of Tim’s excellent points.  For Tim’s full article go to the Fencing University! The 7 Essential Types of Practice Bouts Bouting is a critical part of a complete and well-balanced training program but just like footwork, bladework, lessons, and drills, bouting requires an intentional [...]
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Great Advice for Parents of Athletes

Posted on July 27th, 2015 at 11:46 am, in Club News, Fencing Improvement

Sports Parenting in 10 Sentences Originally Posted by annejosephson on May 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 30 Comments JAG GYM Blog   1 word: Hi.  Greet your child when they get in the car with “Hi” before you ask about practice, the score of the game or homework. 2 words: Have fun.  In all likelihood you’ve heard this statistic: 70% of [...]
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BBF Pirates take SLU by Storm!

Posted on September 11th, 2014 at 12:02 pm, in Club News, Swords in the News

On September 8, the Buccaneer Blades Fencing Pirates assaulted and pillaged a local fencing tournament at St. Louis University, marauding and taking home the spoils of war!  Nine BBF fencers represented the club in the intramural tournament, which hosted 40 fencers overall from a wide range of fencing clubs from around the Mid-West. BBF fencers [...]
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BBF Welcomes 3 New Privateers!

Posted on September 4th, 2014 at 12:06 pm, in Club News, Fencing News

Tri-annually, BBF offers all Swashbucklers the opportunity to climb beyond the rank and file sailor, to stand above the mere wannabes, who barely know which part of the sword to hold. This summer, three determined BBF fencers achieved the rank of Privateer: Hunter Tracy, Daniel Hartman and Jay Hartman!  They received their badge of honor [...]
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BBF Fencers take 2nd and 3rd at the Rick and Joyce Brenner Invitational

Posted on May 22nd, 2014 at 12:17 pm, in Club News, Fencing Improvement

Pirates were out in force in Millstadt, Illinois on May 17th!  BBF fencers competed in Y12 and open events at the Rick and Joyce Brenner Invitational Foil tournament hosted by the Millstadt Venture Crew-BSA fencing club. BBF’s youngest fencer, Thomas Kokker (7 years old)  fenced an upward battle against 10-12 year old fencers and went [...]
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BBF-New Website!

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 at 12:41 pm, in Club News

Buccaneer Blades Fencing – NEW WEBSITE!! BBF is proud to display its newly revamped website, with better options for fencers, parents, and friends to see what’s going on in our fencing world! Be sure to check out the new calendar, create and edit your personal profile, make use of the online payment options and more! [...]
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New FIE Rules for 2014

Posted on February 28th, 2014 at 12:45 pm, in Club News, Fencing News

UPDATE: February 28, 2014 USA Fencing has apparently approved many of the FIE rules changes mentioned in the news from December for the 2014-2015 season! Be prepared for the new rules on corp-a-corp, non-combativity, and referee verbal abuse as well as a slew of other, minor changes. No word yet on the bout time limit [...]
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Buccaneer Blades in the UK?

Posted on May 11th, 2013 at 12:53 pm, in Club News

May 11, 2013 No, we’re not traveling there (as much as I would LOVE to do that!)…But there IS some grand ol’ pirates in the UK as well! I recently ran across the Buccaneer Blades Fencing School of Great Britain, when Liz Williams, their head coach contacted me about linking up! And in the time [...]
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