Hello, friends. It looks like we are experimenting with a forum/blog where we can continue to increase communication and provide information for each other and for would-be fencers that visit the website.
My name is Dan Moore, but most importantly at the club, I am Lex's dad. Lex has been fencing for almost two years now, and both he and I have learned a lot. Lex has grown in confidence, in physical execution, and in understanding the mental and strategic game. He's also gotten a little bit taller. We have learned to be good competitors together and learned to manage both victory and defeat. I've learned to be a part-time navigator, travel agent, referee, armorer, and sport psychologist, but most importantly I've had a lot of time with my son to support him in working on goals he has made for himself.
I'll post some about fencing here and I also love to answer questions. If there's anything you'd like me to reflect on or talk about, just let me know. I'm at the club pretty much all the time. When I'm not busy being the club dad, I'm a pediatric endocrinologist at Vanderbilt and I also run a research program studying many aspects of Type 1 diabetes.
Hi, I'm Tara and my son Ian who is 13 just started earlier this month so we are REALLY new to fencing. More communication sounds great. I know we were a little confused because originally the calendar showed Mondays and Wednesdays for beginngers and that turned out not to be correct. And last Saturday (8/27) we showed up at 9 for the "make up" class and no one was there even though we had been advised that was the date and time.
I'm not trying to be negative out the gate - so I apologize if it seems that way - but I did feel like I was missing some important piece of how we get current and up to date communication about all the goings on.
Ian and I are very interested in learning more about the sport of fencing and he is already enjoying it and learning a lot.
We are curious about getting Ian his own gear so if you have any suggestions or resources on that, we'd love to see them.
Thanks for starting this.