Advanced Competition Training Groups

(Restricted to Competition Training Program (CTP) members who are approved by Maestro Holbrow.  Criteria include physical fitness, technical and tactical depth, and previous competition experience.)

Rigorously structured 2-hour training sessions emphasizing those elements of speed, timing, distance control and tactical variations that form the core of modern fencing competition.  Fencers learn to adapt technique and tactics to the individual characteristics of various training partners, including differences in height, reach, strength, speed, reaction time, and opposite handedness, in an intensely athletic and competitive environment.  In-depth analysis of tactical variations, self-management in the tournament situation, and the development of athleticism and stamina are emphasized.