How to Fence Épée: a book review

How to Fence Épée: a book review

Books about fencing that deal with technique and tactics, we’ll call them How to books, are usually limited in scope. This limitation is no fault of the author of course but a question of format. The limitation of the written word was the catalyst of the video...

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How to open a fencing club in Spain.

How to open a fencing club in Spain.

Spain is an open frontier for would-be club operators. If you examine the list of clubs registered with the Spanish federation it may appear that there are clubs everywhere but the truth is that most of those clubs exist on paper. This means the "club" offers fencing...

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Coaching courses: Italy vs. Spain

Coaching courses: Italy vs. Spain

I'll cut to the chase. I believe the Spanish course to be better. I know, you probably think I'm bias because of where I live and the name of this website but it's true and I will explain. For ENJOYMENT the Italian course is better. Located in Chianciano Terme in the...

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Maestro courses

How much weight does a title hold? Do they open doors? In Spain I have yet to know anyone who has gotten work thanks to a fencing coach’s title. In fact it’s quite rare that a coach move from one club to another within the same city. Every coach or maestro I know here...

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Maestro exam

Maestro exam

The best way to become a fencing master is to not do things the way I did. It was at the fencing coach’s course in the summer of 2007 when I met Maestro Angel Fernandez. Of course I had known about him for years; I just had never met him in person. My first impression...

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