WELCOME IN 2017 FENCING SEASON!
Unfortunately summer brake is coming to the end for most of us. But cheer up! Club’s fencing classes are back on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6.30 pm.
Please note that there will be no fencing on 27, 31 January & 3 February.
Regular fencing classes will start from Tuesday 7 February 2017.
Please note that occasionally trainings could be cancelled therefore, if you don’t train regularly; always check times with the club prior to arriving.
I am sure that all fencers have enjoyed the holiday break, refreshed their energy and with new enthusiasm will come back for another year of adventure with fencing.
I expect that fencers will train twice a week as a minimum. Practicing twice is all about motivation, quality, relationships and effective educational experience. A fencer training once a week or occasionally is not only progressing painfully slowly but is likely to be deflated. Such fencer also holds up the group and coaches as requiring extra attention, explanation and time.
I encourage fencers to attend at least 80% of sessions (missing no more than 1 in 4 classes.
More advanced fencers wanting to achieve good results at competitions should train at least three times per week. For fencers wanting to practice more, additional classes (including private tuition) could be arranged.
It is important to remember that fencers interested in improving their fencing performance and competitiveness can benefit greatly from additional conditioning exercises outside fencing class. This should by no means replace the regular club trainings, bouting, drilling, footwork, lessons, etc. that the fencer normally does.
Please keep in mind that also for a good health it is recommended that children and young people should be physically active every day for at least 60 minutes (and up to several hours), combining moderate and vigorous activity. Fencing trainings will provide this for you.
Private lessons are also offered by arrangement between fencer and the coach for additional fee. Lessons may be scheduled during or outside of training time for a fee agreed with the coach. Individual lessons are essential for fencers to improve their skills, giving the coach the opportunity to focus on the student's specific strengths and weaknesses. These individual training sessions are crucial for the fencer who wants to progress quicker and compete at a higher level.
Please tell your colleagues about fencing and invite them to our trainings. For example to compete with other schools in team competitions your school must have at least one team consisting of 3 fencers.
2017 Calendar of events is available on NSWFA website http://www.nswfencing.org.au/calendar.htm
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PAFC – Western Sydney Fencing Club