Ziemek-Masterclass in August 2015

Our coaching course with Ziemek Wojciechowski during August 2015 was a great success.  All the coaches and fencers attending got a great amount from the course, hard work and sometimes intense but also enjoyable and inspiring.  The course included practical coaching sessions covering material for lessons, warm up and footwork training, lectures accompanied by video, which often opened out into some very interesting discussions, in addition to the insights and knowledge passed on from Ziemek the many experienced coaches present had much to contribute to the discussions.  In addition to the timetabled course activities, coaches and fencers attended Mount St Mary’s Fencing Club on Monday, Sheffield Buccaneers Fencing Club on Wednesday and we all went for a meal at the nearby Sitwell Arms on Thursday.  Here are photos from the course and a video compilation of photos from the course.

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The practical session begins on day one after a morning lecture

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Many fencers attended so that coached would have a pupil to work with

 

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Kate and Phoebe discuss the exercise with Ziemek

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Ziemek with Ed Howlett demonstrating the next exercise

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Day one of the course over

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Ziemek gives Morgan a lesson

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Ziemek gives Ayman a lesson

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Mount St Mary’s Fencing Club on Monday night

 

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Footwork and warm-up routines are demonstrated at the beginning of practical sessions, some of the coaches watched and took notes, some joined in with the fencers!!

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Ziemek gives Lucy-Belle a lesson

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Ziemek with Alex Lim demonstrates the next exercise

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Watching and analysing some fencing bouts. Ziemek’s insights and knowledge are invaluable

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Dinner time!!

 

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Roast pork today

 

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Some fencers choose to sit at a different table to the coaches…….a chance for a break maybe?

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A very welcome break for lunch

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Mark Kent assists Ziemek in demonstrating an exercise

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Nice lunge! Ziemek and Alex Jones

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Adam and Ayman put in the practice

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Plenty of chance to discuss the exercises

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Wednesday night at Sheffield Buccaneers Fencing Club, Ziemek, very generously, offers to give lessons, starting with Emma Kurtis

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Fencing parents looking happy to be at the club

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A general view of the club

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Luke gets a lesson from Adam

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Ellie gets a lesson from Helen Solly and Sean Walton coaches Lucy-Belle

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Nathan Doherty (2015 British Under 18 Foil Champion) has the chance for a lesson from Ziemek

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David Alexander still going strong whilst Alex Lim rests his legs

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Ziemek and Alex Lloyd demonstrating lessons in chairs. good for fencers during injury

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Various exercises and stretches

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Now THAT’S how to do the plank!

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Assisted stretches

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Another good core stability exercise

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Having Ziemek’s pupil Alex Lloyd makes for great demos

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Ziemek gets Sean to help with his demonstration

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Ready to walk to the Sitwell Arms for a meal on Thursday

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All getting hot and sweaty now

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The last session nearly done

 

Also, a copy of my notes of the content of the 2015 course can be got here – Ziemek-Masterclass 2015 Course Notes – Adam Blight

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