This is an Introductory and Intermediate epee and saber coaching clinic featuring experienced and professional USFCA fencing masters Bill Shipman, and Ron Miller. It will be held at Worcester Fencing Club on May 2nd and 3rd 2020.
The clinic will start with safety and professionalism, and coaching the fundamental actions. Coaches then practice putting them into group and individual lessons, given examples of each, and learn how to include footwork as a tactical element in the lessons. More advanced material will also be covered, including student led open-eyes lessons and the use of preparations.
USFCA Assistant Moniteur, Moniteur, Prevot and Master practical exams in all weapons will be available by arrangement at the clinic.
This will be the 3rd edition, offering all 3 weapons practice, collective and private pedagogical teaching process.
Evening theoretical courses will be dispensed with Duke experts:
- Fencing theory and pedagogy
- Specific physical training
- Rules and refereeing theory and practice
- Strip side coaching and communication process
- Training season plan methodology
- Mental training
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Cutting Edge Fencing Center. North Richland Hills, TX
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020
Coaches will be instructed in methodologies of individual lesson instruction including the technical elements of cuing, calibration, fixing, and release. Pedagogy utilizing both blade and distance will be presented with an emphasis on the implications of Maitre Sierra’s work on classification of footwork preparations as applied to the coach. Participants will work on taking a basic structure of a lesson, and then modifying different aspects of distance and timing to train different capacities on the part of the student. Attendees are encouraged to bring a student or students to work with, otherwise students will be provided from the host club (students will have the opportunity to work with various different instructors over the course of the weekend).
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This Fencing Certification Course is taught by Maestros Margaret De Long and Vinnie Bradford - Moniteur and Prevost level will focus on teaching fencing methodology, drill types and progression, techniques and tactics, fitness and exercise, safety and risk management, rules and fencing terminology as well as planning group lessons. Participants will concentrate their studies in one out of the three fencing specialties (foil or epee). The knowledge gained through this first level of certification will allow the coach to teach group recreational fencing classes in a club, community centers, and school base programs without direct supervision. There are not previous requirements to take this certification course.