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Fencing Clinic at Fairfax Fencers Club     Nov 10, 2018
Fairfax Fencers Club: Chantilly, VA Hosted by Dr. Castilla McNamara- a member of both the USFCA and N.American Mangioratti Society. Instruction via the Livio DiRosa method focusing on our natural learning processes for fencing improvement. Date/Time: November 10th, from 5PM-8PM Cost: $70
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   Map to 4433 Brookfield Corporate Drive Chantilly VA 20151
posted 11/01/2018
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Hosted by Dr. Castilla McNamara- a member of both the USFCA and N.American Mangioratti Society. Instruction via the Livio DiRosa method focusing on our natural learning processes for fencing improvement.

Dr. McNamara has been coaching foil, epee, and saber since 2010. As a professional certified coach under U.S. Fencing Coaches Association and North American Mangiarotti Society, she works with Y12 – Vet 70+ students. Her first student earned a foil rating in 2012, earned an epee rating in 2015, and became a Vet 70 national medalist in all 3 weapons later. Her youngest foil student started competing in April 2017, fenced at the Y12 and Y14 Summer National Championships in 2018, earned a rating in a senior event in September 2018, and is currently preparing for the Junior Olympics in 2019. Dr. McNamara is Safe Sport trained, liability insured, and certified in Basic Life Support. She is a captain of multi -weapon team “Rocking Geriatrics” and was featured in Rockville Maryland city TV, Meet Your Neighbors.

Outline Introduction: Too many schools. Too many methods. What are we teaching and how? “Di Rosa method”-- Italian coach, Maestro Livio Di Rosa: using a natural learning process to teach fencing

Warm-up: Dynamic stretching
Footwork: Emphasis on tempo change
Point control and arm extension: Why do dogs make bad fencers? What am I supposed to be feeling when I extend the arm? Clock exercise
Trouble shooting - Isolating the thumb and forefinger
Blade positions Infight: 3 situations Infight happens Offense, offense, offense Pattern recognition
Situational fencing – application of strategies

Date/Time: November 10th, from 5PM-8PM
Cost: $70

Preregistration opens on 11/01/2018.
Preregistration closes on 11/10/2018.