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Getting lost in the role of parenting is easy to do – we want to give the absolute best to our children naturally. That’s especially true if you’re a parent who is heavily involved in fostering your child’s success, a thing that fencing parents tend to do naturally and...

June 1, 2018

To live a healthy active lifestyle many people will choose an activity that they can and want to do. This is a way to insure that activity will be a part of your entire life. For example, if you hate running, odds are good you won’t be a runner when you’re in your 60’s...

November 22, 2017

Without thinking, without overanalyzing, answer this question – “What’s the most important thing in fencing?”

If your answer was “winning the match”, then we need to talk. Though winning is the ultimate goal of any sport, it’s not the driving force behind playing. Winni...

December 18, 2015

This article was written by Lisa Campi and published on Fencing.Net (Dec. 13, 2015)

 

Refereeing is arguably one of the most difficult jobs that people take on, second only to parenting or possibly being leader of the free world. And yet, they, as a group, take abuse and...

August 6, 2015

When I was asked this question 20 years ago, my answer was, “Sure, if you have a sword on your belt.”  Now, having watched my children learn Karate, I realize that fencing teaches many practical self-defense skills.

  • Quick Thinking and Analysis:  In a bout, fencers n...

November 20, 2014

As many of you may have noticed, most of our classes include some type of game either at the beginning of the class or at the end.  These games serve an important purpose in the training of the students.  Most of the games we play provide one or more of the following b...

August 11, 2014

It was a real pleasure to have the head fencing coach for the United States Air Force Academy, Abdel Salem, visit our studio last month.  He had much interesting information to share regarding opportunities for fencing at the collegiate level and the wonderful educatio...

May 25, 2014

Summer is a grea time for kids to try new activities.  Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio has a full line-up of camps.  New for the summer of 2014 is "Go Medeival", a camp where kids will learn archery, fencing, and build a catapult.  They will also learn about the histo...

May 24, 2014

Fencing is like a game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors".  Every action a fencer makes can be countered by their opponent.  The challenge in fencing is to recognize what your opponent is doing and then to execute the appropriate counter-move.  The Tactical Wheel is a convenie...

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As many of you may have noticed, most of our classes include some type of game either at the beginning of the class or at the end.  These games serve...

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