Beginner’s Sabre Drills and Games

Discussion in 'Coaching Corner' started by jenniferbtheberge13, May 27, 2018.

  1. jenniferbtheberge13

    jenniferbtheberge13 Rookie

    May 27, 2018
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    In an effort to encourage sabre fencing in my province, I started to bring some sabre gear to the classes I am working as an assistant coach.

    These kids range from 9 to 13, and have all fenced epee, so they know the basic fundamentals of fencing.

    I have recently started to learn sabre fencing myself, so I am just trying to pass on some of the basics to the kids. To supplement their learning, I have been bringing in qualified sabre masters to fine tune their technique and will be setting-up sabre camps and small tournaments for them.

    Does anyone have any (age appropriate) suggestions for drills or games?.
  2. Shivi

    Shivi Made the Cut

    Feb 3, 2016
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    I was in the same boat for a while.
    Got a book at Blue Gauntlet called "Youth Fencing Drills, Strategies and Games" by Bob Swope. The overall approach is a little different from what I was raised with but that was actually a good thing in getting me to think outside of my old-school fencing box.

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