Oceanic Fencing Master Academy (OFMA) Level 1 foil and epee coach training courses are now being held in New Zealand during 2007. The course dates are below. Each course consists of a total of 20 hours instruction held over 4 week-ends (2 hours Friday evening, 3 hours Saturday morning).
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Note ammended dates - correct as of 07-02-07
Courses cover the science and art of coaching fencing specific to the weapon (foil/epee); training principles, how to instruct the fundamentals of the weapon, the weapon tactics, the rules and how to teach refereeing for the weapon (foil/epee). All appropriate to the level.
Course is for those coaching new entrants and beginners (year 1-2) and will cover the management of group lessons. There is a component on fundamental individual lesson coaching skills so having appropriate coaching equipment will be needed (plastron and for epee a coaching sleeve and leg protection).
Participants who complete the course and maintain a log book of their practical coaching experience for a minimum of 30 hours (20 hours supervised, 10 hours unsupervised) may request an assessment for their OFMA Level 1 accreditation.
All courses are open to coaches from any region. Contact the respective course organiser to register and for further details: