The follow links take you to the main suppliers of coach education in the UK
The British Academy of Fencing runs regular weekend and week long courses for three weapons.
The Scottish Fencing Coach Programme with an emphasis on TGfU and Constraints-Led coaching
This link takes you to resources, courses and the coach register run by British Fencing
The Federation International Escrime runs intensive 3 month courses with some of the best coaches in the world
Observations and Learning from the 2017 FIE Sabre Coach Course
The following videos were produced by Beth Davidson and Anton Lundqvist who were participants on the 2017 FIE Sabre Coach Course held in Budapest. This is a terrific video online resource and I'm very grateful to them for giving me permission to use the videos to reflect and share some ideas. Beth and Anton retain full copyright and ownership of the video material. The thoughts, reflections and ideas are my own and not attributable to any organisation.
1. Direct Hits
It's not about the hit. It's about timing and distance.
5. Tierce En Guarde
Keeping everything covered.
9. Tierce Riposte
Preparation - Distance - Timing
17. Block Outs
Single lights only please
21. Tierce Engagment
Attack the blade, carefully
2. Flank Hit
Your eyes will decieve you, it's all in the fingers.
8. Stop Hit
The end of one action is the starting point for the next one
How is your waltz timing?
3. Step Lunge
Can you coordinate the feet with the hand?
Some great preparatory and timing exercises
23. Beat Attack
No preparations on this beat!
27. Second Intention
Now you see it, now you don't
7. Quarte Riposte
Blade preparation is key to a good defence.
And let's throw in one or two counter ripostes...
16. Counter Time
Defeat the counter action
Infinite coaching possibilities
28. Attack the Counter Attack
When is a feint not a feint?