Schedule 2017

2017 August Sat 19th & Sun 20th
King Edward VI School,Chapel Lane,Stratford-upon-Avon,Warwickshire,CV37 6BE

Saturday 19th August 2017

SESSION 1: 10am -11am

Workshop with Rob Cawdron – Looking at “Variability in Fencing Training”. This interactive session will get you trying out exercises and drills (mainly Sabre based). Bring your fencing/coaching gear.

 


SESSION 2: 11.30am -12.30

Seminar with David Kirby – “Formal coaching courses – A waste of space?”. David looks at the courses available and explores their worth and drawbacks in this hotly debated seminar.

 

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Workshop with Gordon Love – “Light sabres” – What more can I say….. Join Gordon for an interactive session learning how to save the universe – fencing masks required (There will be some kit to borrow if you don’t have your own).

 


SESSION 3: 1.30pm -2.30pm

Seminar with Gillian Aghajan – Exploring the health and social benefits of continuing to fence as we age. Gillian is chair of British Veterans Fencing, the body for fencing for anyone over 40yrs. A great opportunity to look ahead in your fencing career and see what is in place both competitively and socially.

Or

Workshop with Peter Northam – Peter’s workshop will get you fencing/coaching on specifics for individual lessons. Bring your kit and weapon of choice.

 


SESSION 4: 3pm-4pm

Seminar with Dr. Jonathan Katz – This seminar will be exploring “High Performance Focus” discussing aspects of the Elite Fencers journey and what they can add to our own fencing and coaching.

 


Sunday 20th August 2017

SESSION 1: 10am -11am

Seminar with James Aldous-Granby – “Opponent Perception” This seminar explores the impact of what we think of our opponent on our game, how we make those decisions and why it happens.

 

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Workshop with Gordon Love – Historical Longsword. This interactive session will get you trying out exercises and drills from the time of the Longsword, giving you the chance to see the evolution of sword to fencing. Bring your fencing/coaching gear, swords supplied!


SESSION 2: 11.30am -12.30

Seminar with Tamas Varju – “Nutrition – Eating Before Competition”. Tamas will be looking at nutrition for fencers based on his experiences as a fencer for Hungary and his expertise as a chef. Sports Nutrition is one of the biggest, most bespoken topic of maximizing performance. But how can we maximize performance without compromising on our health?
You’ve practiced hard and psyched yourself up for the big event, preparing for a super performance. You’re ready… except there’s just one thing lacking – proper nutrition that will keep you going throughout the competition!

 

Or

Workshop with Ronin Traynor – “Knife fights” –Join Ronin for an interactive session learning how stage combat skills make the fights look so real.

 


SESSION 3: 1.30pm -2.30pm

Seminar with David Kirby – “Formal coaching courses – A waste of space?”. David looks at the courses available and explores their worth and drawbacks in this hotly debated seminar.

 

Or

Workshop with Rob Cawdron – Looking at “Variability in Fencing Training”. This interactive session will get you trying out exercises and drills (mainly Sabre based). Bring your fencing/coaching gear.

 


SESSION 4: 3pm-4pm

Seminar with Lawrence Burr – “Where is Epee today and is it worth the effort?”. Lawrence will be discussing the loss of funding, the British Epee Development Committee and the way forward for Epee.

 

Or

Workshop with James Aldous-Granby – Warm-ups for performance. This workshop will examine the current scientific recommendations for warm-ups, including a basic framework, and, as a group, apply these principles to create a warm-up specifically designed for Olympic fencing.