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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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BBF gets permanent fencing strips!

Posted on August 23rd, 2015 at 11:19 am, in Club News, Fencing Improvement

BBF recently refinished the floor of their fencing school to have two permanent fencing strips for small local fencing tournaments! Fencing is a rapidly growing sport across the country and BBF is the only competitive fencing school  in  St. Charles County!   The ability to begin hosting local tournaments in Wentzville is a great opportunity to [...]
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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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How and Why Excellent Footwork Leads to Incredible Fencing Moves

Posted on August 11th, 2015 at 11:37 am, in Fencing Improvement

Originally posted at Fencing University (click the link below to read the full story!): Fencing University – Daryl Homer’s Incredible Footwork To start with, fencing is a game of positioning, and footwork is the mechanism that positions you to properly make any successful move, from attacking to defending. If you don’t have good footwork, even if you [...]
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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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St. Louis ROC/Daugherty Cup Tournament HITS the news!

Posted on January 6th, 2015 at 11:53 am, in Club News, Fencing Improvement, Fencing News, Swords in the News

Through January 2-4, world fencers collided and tangled at the St. Louis ROC/Daugherty Cup Fencing Tournament! Young fencers competed for qualification to enter the Junior Olympics while fencers of all ages strove to earn their way into the 2015 Summer Nationals! There was a TON of awesome fencing over the weekend. Congratulations and thank you [...]
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BBF to start a Saber or Epee Class in 2015

Posted on December 8th, 2014 at 11:58 am, in Club News, Fencing Improvement, Fencing News

BBF is excited to begin teaching either Saber or Epee to its cadre of pirates! Only ONE question remains… Do you prefer SABER?                         Or EPEE???   Make your voice heard in the comments!
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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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Epee Footwork Drills

Posted on May 13th, 2014 at 12:36 pm, in Fencing Improvement, Fencing News

Fencing.Net hosted a great footwork drill video with Seth Baldwin and Cody Mattern demonstrating how to work on controlling distance.  Check out this link to the Fencing.net site or watch below: Credit: Craig Harkins, Fencing.net.
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