Fencing at Scattergood

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Advanced Fencing is for students who have previously fenced at Scattergood. It has two primary aims. The first is to prepare the advanced fencers to be effective fencing instructors. The second is to give these fencers the opportunity to develop their competitive skills to a higher level. To achieve the first end, basic skills are reviewed and polished. Various teaching techniques and related drill routines are discussed and practiced. Students completing this course will have a strong grasp of basic fencing skills and be prepared to teach beginning students effectively. Students teaching students is one of the most important elements of the Scattergood fencing program. To achieve the second end, the class continues to work on skills and physical conditioning. Once a grounding in basic skills has been re-established, more complicated techniques are explored. Judged bouting using electric scoring gear makes students increasingly comfortable with formal tournament structure and gives students a chance to sharpen their eyes by directing. To help push skills to a higher level, there are regular practices at the Iowa City Fencing Center and field trips to visit other area college and city clubs. Students also have the opportunity each block to participate in tournaments.

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Scattergood Fencing Events - Spring 2014 

January 12, 9 a.m. - Sword in the Snow, C+Under (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
January 19, 11 a.m. – Tournament with Augustana College and Knox College in Rock Island, IL
February 15Frosty Open (USFA) at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
February 22 (tentative), noon – Sparring with Grinnell College and Cornell College at Scattergood campus
March 2, 9 a.m. - Tournament (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
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Advanced Fencing is for students who have previously fenced at Scattergood. It has two primary aims. The first is to prepare the advanced fencers to be effective fencing instructors. The second is to give these fencers the opportunity to develop their competitive skills to a higher level. To achieve the first end, basic skills are reviewed and polished. Various teaching techniques and related drill routines are discussed and practiced. Students completing this course will have a strong grasp of basic fencing skills and be prepared to teach beginning students effectively. Students teaching students is one of the most important elements of the Scattergood fencing program. To achieve the second end, the class continues to work on skills and physical conditioning. Once a grounding in basic skills has been re-established, more complicated techniques are explored. Judged bouting using electric scoring gear makes students increasingly comfortable with formal tournament structure and gives students a chance to sharpen their eyes by directing. To help push skills to a higher level, there are regular practices at the Iowa City Fencing Center and field trips to visit other area college and city clubs. Students also have the opportunity each block to participate in tournaments.

Scattergood Fencing Instructor Hans Niehus-Hans Niehus, Scattergood Fencing Instructor
 

Scattergood Fencing Events - Spring 2014 

January 12, 9 a.m. - Sword in the Snow, C+Under (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
January 19, 11 a.m. – Tournament with Augustana College and Knox College in Rock Island, IL
February 15Frosty Open (USFA) at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
February 22 (tentative), noon – Sparring with Grinnell College and Cornell College at Scattergood campus
March 2, 9 a.m. - Tournament (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
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Advanced Fencing is for students who have previously fenced at Scattergood. It has two primary aims. The first is to prepare the advanced fencers to be effective fencing instructors. The second is to give these fencers the opportunity to develop their competitive skills to a higher level. To achieve the first end, basic skills are reviewed and polished. Various teaching techniques and related drill routines are discussed and practiced. Students completing this course will have a strong grasp of basic fencing skills and be prepared to teach beginning students effectively. Students teaching students is one of the most important elements of the Scattergood fencing program. To achieve the second end, the class continues to work on skills and physical conditioning. Once a grounding in basic skills has been re-established, more complicated techniques are explored. Judged bouting using electric scoring gear makes students increasingly comfortable with formal tournament structure and gives students a chance to sharpen their eyes by directing. To help push skills to a higher level, there are regular practices at the Iowa City Fencing Center and field trips to visit other area college and city clubs. Students also have the opportunity each block to participate in tournaments.

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Scattergood Fencing Events - Spring 2014 

January 12, 9 a.m. - Sword in the Snow, C+Under (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
January 19, 11 a.m. – Tournament with Augustana College and Knox College in Rock Island, IL
February 15Frosty Open (USFA) at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
February 22 (tentative), noon – Sparring with Grinnell College and Cornell College at Scattergood campus
March 2, 9 a.m. - Tournament (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
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Advanced Fencing is for students who have previously fenced at Scattergood. It has two primary aims. The first is to prepare the advanced fencers to be effective fencing instructors. The second is to give these fencers the opportunity to develop their competitive skills to a higher level. To achieve the first end, basic skills are reviewed and polished. Various teaching techniques and related drill routines are discussed and practiced. Students completing this course will have a strong grasp of basic fencing skills and be prepared to teach beginning students effectively. Students teaching students is one of the most important elements of the Scattergood fencing program. To achieve the second end, the class continues to work on skills and physical conditioning. Once a grounding in basic skills has been re-established, more complicated techniques are explored. Judged bouting using electric scoring gear makes students increasingly comfortable with formal tournament structure and gives students a chance to sharpen their eyes by directing. To help push skills to a higher level, there are regular practices at the Iowa City Fencing Center and field trips to visit other area college and city clubs. Students also have the opportunity each block to participate in tournaments.

Scattergood Fencing Instructor Hans Niehus-Hans Niehus, Scattergood Fencing Instructor
 

Scattergood Fencing Events - Spring 2014 

January 12, 9 a.m. - Sword in the Snow, C+Under (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
January 19, 11 a.m. – Tournament with Augustana College and Knox College in Rock Island, IL
February 15Frosty Open (USFA) at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
February 22 (tentative), noon – Sparring with Grinnell College and Cornell College at Scattergood campus
March 2, 9 a.m. - Tournament (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
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Advanced Fencing is for students who have previously fenced at Scattergood. It has two primary aims. The first is to prepare the advanced fencers to be effective fencing instructors. The second is to give these fencers the opportunity to develop their competitive skills to a higher level. To achieve the first end, basic skills are reviewed and polished. Various teaching techniques and related drill routines are discussed and practiced. Students completing this course will have a strong grasp of basic fencing skills and be prepared to teach beginning students effectively. Students teaching students is one of the most important elements of the Scattergood fencing program. To achieve the second end, the class continues to work on skills and physical conditioning. Once a grounding in basic skills has been re-established, more complicated techniques are explored. Judged bouting using electric scoring gear makes students increasingly comfortable with formal tournament structure and gives students a chance to sharpen their eyes by directing. To help push skills to a higher level, there are regular practices at the Iowa City Fencing Center and field trips to visit other area college and city clubs. Students also have the opportunity each block to participate in tournaments.

Scattergood Fencing Instructor Hans Niehus-Hans Niehus, Scattergood Fencing Instructor
 

Scattergood Fencing Events - Spring 2014 

January 12, 9 a.m. - Sword in the Snow, C+Under (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
January 19, 11 a.m. – Tournament with Augustana College and Knox College in Rock Island, IL
February 15Frosty Open (USFA) at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
February 22 (tentative), noon – Sparring with Grinnell College and Cornell College at Scattergood campus
March 2, 9 a.m. - Tournament (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
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Advanced Fencing is for students who have previously fenced at Scattergood. It has two primary aims. The first is to prepare the advanced fencers to be effective fencing instructors. The second is to give these fencers the opportunity to develop their competitive skills to a higher level. To achieve the first end, basic skills are reviewed and polished. Various teaching techniques and related drill routines are discussed and practiced. Students completing this course will have a strong grasp of basic fencing skills and be prepared to teach beginning students effectively. Students teaching students is one of the most important elements of the Scattergood fencing program. To achieve the second end, the class continues to work on skills and physical conditioning. Once a grounding in basic skills has been re-established, more complicated techniques are explored. Judged bouting using electric scoring gear makes students increasingly comfortable with formal tournament structure and gives students a chance to sharpen their eyes by directing. To help push skills to a higher level, there are regular practices at the Iowa City Fencing Center and field trips to visit other area college and city clubs. Students also have the opportunity each block to participate in tournaments.

Scattergood Fencing Instructor Hans Niehus-Hans Niehus, Scattergood Fencing Instructor
 

Scattergood Fencing Events - Spring 2014 

January 12, 9 a.m. - Sword in the Snow, C+Under (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center
January 19, 11 a.m. – Tournament with Augustana College and Knox College in Rock Island, IL
February 15Frosty Open (USFA) at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
February 22 (tentative), noon – Sparring with Grinnell College and Cornell College at Scattergood campus
March 2, 9 a.m. - Tournament (USFA) at Iowa City Fencing Center