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Rapier Lesson July 8, 2009

July 17th, 2009 | No Comments

This is is a lesson with my regular rapier student. We’ve been trying to clean up his form and start working towards actually fencing. To this end, I’ve been stressing choice drills with mobility to better prepare him for actually fencing. Further, he’s stopped growing as much recently, so his body control is getting better. Today, we mirrored the standard italian counter-attack tree between single sword and dagger.

Epee Lesson June 26, 2009

July 17th, 2009 | No Comments

This lesson was given to an advanced epee student. This was our second lesson together and lasted about an hour. We are still getting to know each other and working out what we need to focus on.

Epee Lesson July 3, 2009

July 17th, 2009 | No Comments

This lesson was given to an advanced Epee student in preparation for summer nationals. We reviewed some of the basic actions, worked on tightening blade movements, and focused on the timing of individual actions.

Foil Lesson July 3, 2009

July 17th, 2009 | No Comments

This foil lesson was given July 3, 2009 to a young foil student, returning after almost a year off. The material was primarily review, and was designed to help him re-acclimate to the lesson format. Previously this student had been able to perform most of these actions with mobility. The compound action at the end was designed to challenge the student and served as a diagnostic tool to see how much he could still remember.

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I am a fencing coach at Davis Fencing Academy, the Epee coach for the UC Davis Fencing Club, and an historical fencer. I hold a Provost at Arms certificate from the San Jose State Fencing Masters Program.

This blog contains my musings on historical fencing, and a record of private lessons given to my students.

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