Fencing Mentality

How to Analyze a Fight

Learning to analyze a fight is a crucial skill for every fencer. We can all benefit from breaking a fight down into smaller, more manageable pieces.

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What Works

Fencing can frustrate us, it can infuriate us, it can confound us and inspire us. There is always more to learn, and I love it!

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Walk Through 100 Spider Webs

If I asked you to walk through one hundred spider webs, would you do it? What if I asked you to shoot one hundred arrows or draw one hundred sketches of Damian? How would you feel the first time compared to the last?

This week’s Woodland Watch is all about confidence and the mental, physical, and emotional conditioning needed to obtain it.

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Creating a Mind Map

In this weeks Woodland Watch, I want to share a helpful technique to organize your thoughts and is a great exercise for your fencing journal. It’s called Mind Mapping.

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Let’s Talk About Fencing

A very simple method of training and learning more about fencing is often overlooked: talking. When we talk about fencing we share and learn together. We should be doing it more. 

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A Rose of Valor

Each fighter carries with him or herself a Rose all unique with their own set of virtues and traits.  When you look at a rose, what does it mean to you? The symbolism of your rose should always guide your actions, both on and off the field.

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The Power of the “Sleeping Mind”

In each of us there is a mind we use for all our waking deeds. But there is another mind as well, a sleeping mind. It is so powerful that the sleeping mind can accomplish in one second what the waking mind can’t comprehend until afterwards.

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Everyone Has Their Strengths

Do you know what you are good at and where your strengths lie? We should all focus on our strengths instead of our weaknesses and seek to help others find their strengths.

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My Thoughts on Melee

In this week’s Woodland Watch, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Melee and becoming a better soldier in melee because that will be our focus this year.

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