Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Welcome to the Art of Sabre!

Hello there! It seems you have stumbled upon my blog, The Art of Sabre. Now, you're probably wondering what this is even about? Well, good thing it's my first post. This is basically going to be a blog all about fencing, specifically sabre fencing, which is one of the three weapons used in this ancient Olympic sport. I currently only have 4 years of experience under my belt, soon to be starting my 5th year. This is a pretty casual blog, or is going to be, soon enough, discussing current events and issues in sabre, mainly focusing on where I am located, at the Sabre Outreach Network fencing club in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. First is a little about me, although that's probably the last thing you want to hear. I'm 15 years old, and an upcoming sophmore at North Broward Preparatory School. I'm actually writing this blog for a class I am taking, but I didn't know it was this easy, so I might keep up with the blog. My purpose or reason for this is actually bigger than writing for a class. Fencing is a small sport compared to soccer or American football, especially in the United States. Although it is an Olympic sport, I often encounter people who have never heard of fencing, thinking my bags at the airport are for golf, tennis, or even cricket! Back to my point, I think raising awareness and introducing more people to this sport would be amazing, bringing in more competitors and making competitions more diverse and larger. Besides, who doesn't think whacking people with a metal sword isn't awesome? This blog is also open to anyone, as long as you are talking about fencing, so feel free to send me any articles or blog posts you would want to share or have me write a take on it. That's all for now, so feel free to share this with everyone you know, never know who might be interested!

(This is me in 2016, when I won my first two medals at a national competition. First medals at a national competition even, and I won two!)

(This one is actually a video by one of my coaches, Mitch Berliner, who is the guy in the green shirt in the picture above! It is a pretty basic intro to sabre fencing)

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