Guest Post: A Referee’s Open Letter of Resignation

Dear Fencing Officials Commission: A new policy will be enacted on September 1, 2014 wherein referee ratings will be evaluated and altered according to national activity.  My referee ratings predate the cut-off years and are subject to degrading or rescinding.  Rather than be subject to a perfunctory system with which I do not agree, I…

Utilizing the Off-Season Effectively

Originally posted on Leland Guillemin:
? Always room for improvement ? Off-Season Preparation I often get asked what I do when I’m not training during the fencing season, and I urge you to take a stab at what it might be. If you said, “eating an Oreo filled pie baked inside a Turtle Skor ice…

Avoiding Staleness

Originally posted on See Hannah Fence:
During the months when there are not a lot of tournaments, it can be easy to lose momentum and enthusiasm for training. I went through a period recently where I felt like I was getting into a bit of a rut, but after a vacation I was refreshed and…