Fencing is a mental sport as well as a physical one. At the recent NAC in Virginia we saw strong progression from our fencers who were able to fence in the moment. One of our fencers who has had a history of getting very nervous at big tournaments started to show real progression by working on his mental state. He was relaxed and allowed himself to fence like he was at his home club without pressure, without nerves. He went undefeated in pools and truly turned a corner by controlling his nerves and allowing himself to fence.