Lucy Hamelin

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Fencing

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Sep 102019

Fencing is known as an elegant and safe sport. But it’s also a great form of exercise. Here are a few health benefits of joining a fencing class!

  1. Increase Strength and Cardiovascular Endurance
  2. Improve Anaerobic Fitness
  3. Increase Physical Agility
  4. Improve Flexibility 
  5. Reduce Stress
  6. Improve Balance
  7. Improve Coordination
  8. Improve Mental Agility
  9. Improve Focus
  10. Improve Problem-Solving Skills

….and it’s a lot of fun!

Still not convinced? Have a look at these few articles on the benefits of fencing.

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In Memoriam – Matthew Chan

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Nov 252016

Matthew ChanIt is with a very heavy heart than I announce the passing of one of the original founders and long time head coach of Metroblades Fencing Club – Matthew Chan. Matthew passed away last night after a long and valiant battle against cancer. An extremely experienced competitive fencer, Matthew participated in the 1972 & 1976 Olympics, the 1974 & 1978 Asian Games for both individual and team events. He also participated in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics as a referee. Matthew was a worthy challenge to all our members (still unbeaten!), and an inspiration to all his students. To me, he will always be the model of what a coach should be. He will be remembered always and deeply missed.