Coach Profile: Nathaniel Lewis

Coaching Focus (Community, Development or Performance)

Qualified since

Last CPD Course With Year
First aid at work

Coaching Rates Group Individual

My Coaching Philosophy
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
It is all too easy to make what is already a non-conventional sport even more complicated. From the beginning I try to emphasise simple tactical choices in my fencers: attack or use distance to defend; attack quickly or push the opponent to the end of the piste; put the opponent under pressure, then parry on the next hit. I believe a solid foundation of quality fencing will sustain an athlete throughout their career, allowing them to make informed tactical choices as their understanding progresses; upon this can then be built more intricate repertoire which will allow the fencer to expand their tactical choices, and ultimately evolve into a strong, self reliant, and creative athlete.

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