O.P.S. Epee Club at home
With many weeks of no fencing we can all do things to ensure we are in our best condition and as highly skilled as possible for when the world returns to normal.
Many of these bladework and footwork techniques will be able to be done indoors at home without the need for lots of space. Good to keep practice going.
Fencing Technique Sheets – here
Great timing/hand-speed exercise – here (thanks to Keith Cook)
First Target Hitting video ‘Getting Started’ – here
Practice Hitting of Balls Progression – here
Exercise 1 – Direct hitting to target routine. Footwork and with Epee – here
Exercise 2 – Remise/redoubles to hanging football – here
Exercise 3 – Changing target height – Body, Leg, Foot – here
Exercise 4 – Parry-Reposte practice using target and tennis ball on string – here
Exercise 5 – Counter attack in opposition (engagement) using target and tennis ball on string – here
Exercise 6 – Attack in Opposition (engagement) using target and tennis ball on string – here
Exercise 7 – Beat actions using target and tennis ball on string – here
Exercise 8 – Low line parrying and engagements using Fan base and epee/pole – here
Footwork 1 – Improving Stepping and Lunging – here (10 minutes)
Footwork 2 – Improving your Step-Lunges – here (10 minutes)
Fitness Resources –
These fitness sessions can be done indoors at home without the need for lots of space. Good to keep your fitness levels high.
Fitness target for all (well almost all) – Being able to do at least 10 proper press-ups – I will be adding some advice on progression for press-ups if you currently are unable to perform them. If you can already do press-ups target to increase how many you can do without stopping and how many you can do in one minute.
Progress to doing your press-ups – here
Fencing Fitness Sheets – here
Mobility Routine – here (BBC)
Quick Core Session – here (BBC)
HIIT Routine – here (BBC)
Great Balance Workout – here (BBC)
Mobility, Balance & Posture Circuit – here (thanks to Keith Cook)
Sister Club Redhill & Reigate Elite Fencer Fitness & Conditioning (by George Morris)
Elite Athlete 1 – Fencing Strength & Conditioning 1- link (Thanks to George @ Redhill & Reigate)
Elite Athlete 2 – Daily Trunk Conditioning 2 – link (Thanks to George @ Redhill & Reigate)
Making your own Hit-Pad/Target –
How to make a basic fencing target – here (facebook video)
How to make a full fencing target – here (facebook video)
Weekly Puzzle / Challenge – Weekly prize for first Under 14 local fencer to email (on parents email to firstname.lastname@example.org) with the correct answers of a ‘Free O.P.S. evening club session (in first month of sessions re-starting).
Spot the Difference 1 (28-03-2020) – Winner – Jude Odysseas
Fencing Crossword (05-04-2020) – Winner – Max Carter
Fencing Word-search (14-04-2020) – Winner – Lauren Shaffer
Close up Fencing (20-04-2020) – Winner – Robin Silk
Spot the Difference 2 (27-04-2020) – Winner – Robin Silk
Word Maze (10-05-2020) – Find the route to spell engarde from start to finish without crossing any walls or going through any square more than once.
Page will be updated day by day with more resources.