February 28, 2024

Over time, I’ve endorsed quite a lot of high fencers. Previous to assembly these athletes, I knew little or no about this sport. However, my shoppers taught me lots of the fundamentals and among the subtleties which can be an necessary a part of the fencing world. The fencers educated me in regards to the guidelines, the tools and the psyching out that goes on the strip and on the matches.

To me, fencing is a reasonably fascinating sport. It’s a mixture of boxing, the martial arts, fight and ballet. Nice fencers are nice athletes with fast reflexes, nice stability and excellent stamina. Individuals who succeed at fencing are disciplined, centered, resilient, inventive and intelligent. Nice fencers are fairly cerebral and they’re additionally very adept at anticipating what their opponent will do subsequent. To achieve success at fencing it’s essential to know the right way to assault, the right way to defend and the right way to counterattack. Like boxing, offense and protection can change very quickly on this sport. Fencing could be very psychological. There’s the inner psychological side which entails being assured, being centered, being resilient, remaining disciplined, balanced and relaxed.

After which there’s the exterior psychological a part of the sport which entails creating the proper technique to beat your opponent. Fencers inform me that their sport could be very very similar to a chess recreation.

What Motivates Somebody To Take Up Fencing?

After I counsel a fencer, or for that matter any athlete, I at all times ask them how they obtained focused on their sport. I’m additionally inquisitive about what they love in regards to the sport, after they began and if they’ve competed in or performed different sports activities. Realizing this data is useful in understanding the fencer’s motivation and in understanding his or her private sport psychology. A number of the fencers I’ve endorsed have instructed me that they had been motivated and intrigued by dueling scenes they’d seen in motion pictures about Zorro and The Three Musketeers.

One fencer confessed to seeing an Errol Flynn film and being completely fascinated by one of many motion scenes. Lately, a high younger fencer who was struggling with some efficiency nervousness got here to speak to me to get some assist with the psychological a part of his fencing. In the course of the preliminary interview, this teen defined that the dueling scene within the Star Wars movie obtained him hooked on fencing. The truth is, I built-in Star Warfare photos within the hypnotic approach that I taught this teen to higher his efficiency.

Numerous fencers who I’ve endorsed do appear to get pleasure from using imagery from dueling scenes as they get psyched up and able to compete in a match.