We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our 3rd annual Pre-Season Competitive Summer Camp with Coach Aaron Kandlik! This camp has helped many fencers develop great habits and learn new concepts, as well as have a lot of fun.
This is a week-long camp that will have fencers doing drills, playing games, and practicing fencing in order to gain skills that will help them become better fencers, better students, and better competitors. Even despite the heat wave last year, all our fencers had a great time at the camp and showed marked improvement afterwards. Not only is it a great chance to learn, it's a chance to have fun with and better know your clubmates!
This year's camp will focus primarily on two topics. Firstly, we'll discuss constant improvement and incremental progress through the concept of kaizen. Utilized famously by Toyota to create incredible quality and efficiency, we'll talk about how this process-oriented approach can be utilized in fencing to drive progress. By avoiding results-oriented goals and having a willingness to evaluate even the smallest aspects of fencing and practice, we can create a rhythm for improvement that is sustainable. From a technical perspective, we're going to discuss Coach Aaron's myriad and simple preparations for attacks.
About Our Guest Coach
Aaron Kandlik has an innovative approach to modern epee, with a focus on tactics and strategy. He has worked with several US team members and Olympic coaches, compiling a variety of approaches to practice and preparation. His resume includes coaching at UC San Diego, Vassar College, Northwest Fencing Center, and he is currently coaching at John's Hopkins University. Coach Kandlik is also a USA Weightlifing Level 1 coach, as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He brings an awesome energy with him in his teaching, and is always encouraging fencers to think creatively to synthesize their own solutions.
The camp will be from August 7th-11th, from 10am to 2pm, with a break for lunch. The camp is not limited by age. You can register on our MindBody store, and the cost is $300.
Additionally, for the first time, we will be offering a condensed version of our camp as a seminar on August 20th, from 10am to 2pm. Register here to attend! The cost is $60
We hope to see many of you there, and please let us know if you have any questions!