Im a 20 year old in college in Ireland and took up fencing about 6 months ago and absolutely fell in love with it.
I seem to have a bit of a knack for and want to develop a training plan for a beginners competition that is just under a year away(for foilists who have been fencing less than 2 years). The plan is to train in college once a week, go to 2 other clubs that also run once a week, join the local gym, compete in as many competitions as I can and possibly get some private coaching if I have the spare cash.
I am currently doing foil and I am a tall lad and many people have recommended epee to me. Epee is a lot of fun but it's not quick enough for me. The thing is there is an epee club near me and I am wondering if it would benefit or hinder my foil training if I supplemented it by going to the epee club as a form of extra training. It would certainly help me improve things such as footwork but I imagine it would affect my bladework in foil.
In Ireland most people traing about once a week, twice tops. I plan to train as much as I can and do what it takes to win. The good thing about people not training much here is that even a beginner like me has a chance of doing okay in competitions. My first attempt at the beginner competition was a month ago and I came in the top 16 out of about 60 competitors (very rare for a first year fencer to get that far).
I could really use everyone advice on training, anything
you think I have forgotten about and advice on training I can do at home.
Thanks in advance