Videos to guide your training at home: Train like a Champion even if you don't have the resources of a Champion, but a Heart of one!
Stretching is vital to keeping our body healthy as an athlete. Here is our stretching routine. Feel free to use and change it as you see fit.
Using less than $5 worth of materials, you can create a target to train at home.
Constructed out of PVC to help his teammates train between bouts, our Eagle Scout candidate hit the mark. Watch different ways to train on this this structure. We welcome you to modify for your own needs.
Email us at: Info@CyranosPlace.info for a picture of the schematics to build your own.
This video is approved by USFCA (United States Fencing Coaches Association). Give principals to train at home to improve your game.
Footwork drills to practice your advances and retreats. Great for students in our beginner classes.
Approved by the USFCA (United States Fencing Coaches Association.)
Footwork drills to practice your Lunges. Great for students in our beginner classes.
Approved by the USFCA (United States Fencing Coaches Association.)
Basic principles on what you need to know for a good recovery forward/backward on your lunge.
Uh-oh, T-Rex is at it agian... Some Balance and Ballistic footwork training that won't kill your knees but will help give you a workout that will help your fencing. Please stretch before doing this work out.
With a little fun and history, this video will go through terms for Parries.
Beats have a special place in the fencing arsenal. This video goes thru the physics of why and how to execute the action as well as how to drill the skill on target.
This video goes thru ways to drill your parry 6.
Good angles and explanation of the execution of Parry 8. Coach 'T-Rex' has a little fun at Coach Kass' expense.
Some helpful tips to practice and train your disengage at home. Approved by the USFCA (United States Fencing Coaches Association.)
Parry Prime is not an easy parry to use or learn on one's own. Here are some tips as to how to teach yourself and make it a useful parry in competition. Approved by the USFCA (United States Fencing Coaches Association.)
Parry 5 is another esoteric parry which has it uses. Here's a basic explaination.
This is a basic drill on target which will help you learn and hone your point control and prep your game for infighting.
This video is especial for college programs who might not have a coach to direct their practices. Or teammates who want to do additional training outside of their club. (Parent and athlete as well.)
When you have a partner to safely drill with, here are some tips on drilling a beat, cues, and variations to help you. This video is especial for college programs who might not have a coach to direct their practices. Or teammates who want to do additional training outside of their club. (Parent and athlete as well.)
We break down the Opposition 6 and how to use it.
Have you heard of the 'Tactical Wheel'? Well, here it is, explained. A basic logic tree to work on your competitive tactics. So, before your game goes to the dogs, check out this video.
This is an introduction to the concept of counter tempo in three weapons.
This is an introduction the Feint in three weapons. This was a special request from Syed Mugamed who fences in India.
Glean wisdom from those before us.
Tyrone Simmons was inspired to get into fencing because of the movies. Taking his name from movie star, Tyrone Powers tells his story which goes from an inner-city all boys school in Philadelphia to the Olympic team with a stop at University of Detroit in the middle. His highs and lows. Find out what was his Favorite movie!
Nikki Franke, 1976 and 1980 US Olympic team member, Head Coach Fencing Coach of Temple University, tells how hard work and team work are the secrets to her success.
Stacey Johnson tells how her hard work to become an Olympian was stripped from her in the USA Boycott of the Moscow Olympics and turned her into an athlete advocate for change. And, change she made!
Vincent (Vinnie) Bradford was a pivotal athlete in the acceptance of Women's Epee as an International event after making the 1984 USA Olympic Team. On retiring as an elite athlete, she became a Fencing Coach and general mentor. Listen as she tells her journey.
George Nonomura explains how persistence was the key to his success despite being shorter than most all of his opponents.
2000 USA Olympian, Iris Zimmermann tells the lessons she's learned from her Olympic experience, which help her be a performance coach to professionals looking to be successful.
Cleveland Ohio Native, Jason Pryor tells his story of coming 'late' in life to his Olympic berth. Jason tells the secret of going from just another competitive fencer to a World Class Athlete
Referee Alex Gioiella tells of becoming a Female referee of Color in the USA.
Croatia is not known for their saber. But, Maia Rathwell is working to change that. Her positive upbeat manner is the key! Or, not following in the footsteps of her prior coaches! She's the ultimate Cheerleader for her students!
Ted Li has been working National (and International) events for decades. He shares with us innovations that have helped our sport or have become extinct. His advice is priceless for every fencer, parent of fencer or coach!
Rules to procedures fencers and their families should know
Ever wonder how to tally up a pool sheet for fencing? Wonder why someone is seeded higher vs lower? Ever explain it to your students, but they still need a refresher? Want to make sure your student KNOWs they are signing a correct score sheet? Here's your video!
Ever wonder how tournaments are seeded? The theory behind placement into pools as well as after pools? Join us for an explanation of what the bout committee is doing behind closed doors. But, if you want everything to go right, leave them alone to get the job done right!
Understand the rules for long hair in fencing competition and explore simple to complex ways to wear your long hair for competition.
Sit with Coach Sara Kass as she explains the basic circuit of a foil, and how to trouble shoot basic foil issues.
National and International Referee Alex Gioiella gives advice and answers to those interested in becoming a rated fencing referee in the USA.
Watch as we poke fun at fencing
Come have a laugh with us as Two Brothers get into a fight over donuts. Cyrano's Place, a fencing club in Lakewood Ohio, offers them an honorably way to resolve their dispute. It's all fun and games until someone breaks the 'Bro-Code' and eats the other's donuts!
Ahhh, Ted, Maybe you should just compete...
How do coaches know which weapon their beginner students will go into? Watch as a Crazy European Coach and a Silly American Coach share their secrets... yeah, don't try this at your fencing club... ;)
Celebrating Women in Sports, Women in Fencing!
Women in the fencing community were asked to give 3 words that described other women in the sport. This is what they said.
Women fencers from around the world were asked which women in the sport inspired them. You never know what influence you may have on the people around you.
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