Entries by Liz

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We’re prévôts now! What’s a prévôt?

This weekend, we attended the annual meeting of the US Fencing Coaches Association. We spent three days learning and talking about many different aspects of coaching and fencing club management (I’ll talk more about what we learned in a future blog post). But the most important reason we went was to test for new certifications. […]

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Announcing Camp Cutlass!

Houston Sword Sports and the Galveston Fencing Club are teaming up to present Camp Cutlass 2015! Join Houston Sword Sports and Galveston Fencing Club in sunny Galveston, home of the nefarious pirate Jean Laffite. Develop your core skills and refine your tactics. Spend your day with conditioning, footwork, tactical drills and games, and fencing. Beginning, […]

Why I coach

In my experience, few coaches make a conscious decision to start coaching. It starts small – you’re either the most experienced or the most gregarious of a group of fencers and the newbies need guidance. You start by copying the lessons you remember your own coaches teaching, and eventually start crafting your own style. I’ve […]