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.