Individual lessons are split into 20 minutes session (with options for double lessons) for fencers on any level, where coach and student work specifically on technique and strategy. Lessons help build muscle memory and reaction time. During one-on-one lessons coaches will give students individualized exercises and drills that will strengthen the muscles they need to excel in fencing.
In a private lesson, a fencer and coach can work on the tiny details of each technical element: from the simple basics to more advanced combinations of complex movements. All these elements are executed in private lessons over and over again until they are a natural part of the student’s repertoire. Instructors will also show the student how to develop his or her own approach and style. Coaches can help fencers discover what strengths they have and what techniques work best for them. A coach can also help the student pinpoint their weaknesses on the strip and develop a strategy to counteract them.
Additionally, private lessons allow coaches to customize the learning for the skill level and individuality of the fencer. Working one-on-one will enable the coach to spot weaknesses in technique more quickly and help the fencer work through them faster than in a group setting. Private lessons give the coach the time they need to break down and critique each movement for the individual fencer so that he or she learns the precise way to fence.