Persevering Through Disappointments and Losses

Originally posted on The Fencing Athlete:
Women’s Epeeist, Shin Lam of Korea, after her controversial defeat in the 2012 Olympics. Photo from TheGaurdian.com   The very nature of Fencing means that we have all experienced losses, frustration, and disappointments. Looking back, throughout my career there are a few such moments that still register strongly, and…

Should a Referee Vary the Cadence of his/her Calls?

A very simple post today to answer a very simple, trivial question: When a referee makes his/her “En Garde! Ready? Fence!” calls, should s/he very the cadence? For many of you, this is a “duh” answer, but for others, it might not be. Never hurts to clarify. I’ve heard multiple opinions from multiple referees, so…