Updates: North Carolina is looking to start phase 1 of re-opening this Friday. The fencing academy will be allowed to re-open in phase 2. How that will look like for us, we’re still trying to determine. But we’ll devote an e-mail for that later on as I continue to plan for our return.
Here’s the class video this week:
We did something a little different this week to change things up, that’s why this one is nearly 1.5 hours long. But the long part isn’t fencing. We decided to give you a chance to work on your refereeing skills. The skills we did here are a little beginner, but a good warm up for everyone.
Here’s a breakdown of the sections:
Remember, you can do the class in one shot, or you can do it by sections, and redo sections on other days.
- Updates (0:39): https://youtu.be/rVAYBnAjsy4?t=39
- Warm Ups Explanation (2:00), a few options: https://youtu.be/rVAYBnAjsy4?t=120
- Footwork (13:16): https://youtu.be/rVAYBnAjsy4?t=796
- Bladework (22:22): https://youtu.be/rVAYBnAjsy4?t=1342
- Referee Practice (36:58): https://youtu.be/rVAYBnAjsy4?t=2218
- Cool Down Game (1:28:26): https://youtu.be/rVAYBnAjsy4?t=4706
Parents! We created a FREE 5 Video Tutorial Series called:
HOW TO TEACH BEGINNER FENCING
If you know any families that are looking for a new physical activity for their children at home, beginner fencing is easy! Experience or equipment is not needed! Please pass on these free classes to anyone that might be interested! https://www.allamericanfencing.com/how-to-teach-beginner-fencing/
Need to actually fence with someone? We created a paper based fencing game!
If you have ever played Dungeons & Dragons, or Magic the Gathering, then this game will feel very similar. You can attack and parry riposte and may also help build your own fencing skills by understanding which fencing moves work best! You can play at home and teach your parents and siblings. Or you can call a teammate and play over the phone! https://www.allamericanfencing.com/social-distance-bouting/
Sword Master Rates 10 Sword Fights From Movies And TV | How Real Is It?
Professional swordsman Dave Rawlings broke down 10 sword fights in movies and TV, critiquing their realism and technique. Rawlings has over 15 years’ experience teaching Western Swordsmanship. He has been featured in the documentary series “Warriors” and “Bloody Tales of the Tower.” He advised the Wallace Collection on its exhibition “The Noble Art of the Sword,” and he teaches longsword at the London Longsword Academy. Rawlings looked at the skill of Henry Cavill in “The Witcher” and Dwayne Johnson in “The Scorpion King.” He also critiqued the realism of historical and fantasy scenes from “The Mask Of Zorro,” “Gladiator” and “The Princess Bride.” He also rated sword fights in “Game of Thrones,” including Brienne of Tarth and Arya Stark, and Ned Stark and Jamie Lannister. He rated the samurai-sword skill of Keanu Reeves in “47 Ronin” and Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill: Volume 1.”He analyzed the principles of sword fighting in the “Die Another Day” fencing scene and the light saber fight in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
Prepare For Your Return To Fencing With Some Equipment!
We highly recommend that you get your own mask and glove, and fortunately, Absolute Fencing Gear has a deal for a FREE glove when you purchase a mask! Remember to get a FOIL mask.
Did you miss our interview with US #3 Rank fencer and Olympic Qualifier, Nick Itkin?
Check it out at: https://www.allamericanfencing.com/on-strip-at-home-audio-resilience-series-nick-itkin-interview/
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