NSSR Sportsnight 2019

Fencing and social media

In this blog I will show which social media outlets and old fashioned web sites I follow to keep mup with developments are taking place in modern fencing. Most of these media are related to sabre fencing, but I also follow a few that are more generally related to fencing. (more…)

Keizer Karel tournament 2018

Last Sunday Don Quichote organized the 1st Keizer Karel tournament in hall 1 of the Radboud sports center. With the help of Leon Paul Germany we organized a nice tournament.

Hall set-up

On Saturday evening at half past six, Leon Paul Germany reached the sports center in a lorry with 12 pistes. After opening the gate Jan, Danny, Sam, Nienke, David, Rieke and Lucas set up the hall for the tournament in about one and a half hours. That looks something like this.

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Keizer Karel tournament 2018

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Koning Willem II tournament

Laurens in his bout against Buzatti

Sunday September 16th the 31th Koning Willem II tournament was fenced in Tilburg. This tournament has been one of the first tournaments of the season for years and is always well attended, also by our southern neighbors. Because a B-poule is also fenced, the tournament is freely accessible to all levels and each participant has a lot of fencing. Mark, René and Laurens traveled to Tilburg on behalf of Don Quichote. (more…)

Keizer Karel tournament 2018

On October 14th 2018 Don Quichote organizes the 1st Keizer Karel tournament at the Radboud Sports center in Nijmegen. This tournament is a competition for the Dutch ranking. The invitation can be found here. (more…)

SISTA SFZ 2018

Béla and Nico warming-up for the tournament (© Kukk Helga Melinda)

Nico and Béla were active on Sunday September 9th at the strong, international SISTA SFZ tournament in Amsterdam. After a good start with a 5-0 victory over fellow Dutchman Bouwman, Nico was unfortunately unable to win any other bout in his strong poule. Béla was in a better poule and he won three bouts, among which was his bout against the strong Puerto Rican Santana. With one win and four losses Nico managed to rank 40th on the table. Béla ranked 23rd on the table with his three wins and two losses. (more…)

Fitness training

In the two previous blogs (this one and this one) I have already shown how you can improve your power and stamina outside the fencing training. In this blog I will show how these routines can be combined to get to an optimal result. I would also like to show what Android apps I use to perform my exercises. (more…)

Leg day

Another important aspect of power training for fencers are the muscles in the legs. For this reason I will discuss additional training for the legs in this blog post. During the preparation for the coming season these exercises have been used, so everyone that participated will recognize parts of the training routine. (more…)

Core-stability training

An aspect of the strength and fitness training that is often forgotten by fencers, is core-stability training. This training focuses on the abdominal and dorsal muscles and it forms the basis for a good balance. During the preparation for the upcoming season, we have been working on these muscles, but we recommend to our fencers to perform these exercises in their own time, to maintain or even advance their core-stability strength. (more…)