The Loneliest Swordsman: Part 1

I have no friends, and I must fence Some traditions of HEMA, as I mentioned in my last article, come with inbuilt solo drills. Others do not. This article is […]

Diary of a solo practitioner – 4

-In which the Author discusses some challenges and solutions with raising your own game “Instructor, coach thyself” is something that I come up against constantly. As an instructor working on […]

The Lone Swordsman

Solo Training – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly You want to be a swordfighter. You show up to all the classes. You want to be a swordfighter so much […]

Diary of a solo practitioner – 3

– In which the author follows on from the last article and discusses forming a good training habit So last time I discussed barriers to training, things that prevent us […]

Intervista con Federico Dall’Olio – Seconda parte

PERTE DUE prima parte Hai un ricordo particolarmente bello/brutto/significativo di Swordfish 2016 da condividere? Un brutto momento è stato quando, nel primo incontro dopo i gironi, durante uno scambio, mi […]

Intervista con Federico Dall’Olio – Prima parte

“L’ho sognato, mi sono allenato per questo e ora lo vivo.” Queste sono le parole dello spadaccino Italiano Federico Dall’Olio, di Parma, nell’intervista rilasciata subito dopo la sua vittoria nella […]

Time to hit the gym

OK maybe not right now as most gyms are full of people starting their new year training plan, that will absolutely stick unlike all the other years. (I can’t really […]

Question about lifting for a fencer

When writing my article about lifting I have assumed there will some questions from some people that I may be able to answer ahead of time. Q: Shouldn’t I just […]

Diary of a solo practitioner – 2

– In which the author discusses barriers in training, a confession and a preview of the next article. Let’s start with the confession. I wrote a long article about barriers […]

Why I compete

It’s the question I asked myself for sure when I was about to land in Helsinki in January and the temperature was -20 °C or when I cut a dream […]