William Deyesso possesses more than three decades of experience in the real estate sector and currently serves as chief executive officer of Buyers Choice Inc, an industry leading third-party insurance administrator. When he isn't working, William Deyesso enjoys several sporting activities, including fencing.
Fencing is a sport and leisure activity that has a lot to offer for both the newcomer and the veteran. For beginners, there are some tips to keep in mind when trying out fencing for the first time. Here are three key elements that developing fencers practice as they progress in their abilities.
Fencing may seem like a sport focused on the hands, but footwork is actually the fundamental element that supports everything else. The best fencers practice their footwork over and over again until they get it right. It’s not glamorous, but having good footwork is the only way to position one’s body where it needs to be to make effective strikes and avoid the lunges of an opponent.
Good fencers are typically good athletes as well. They take part in other sports and training outside of fencing. One of the best ways to see improvement as a fencer is to cross-train in other activities such as running, swimming, or even tennis.
Lastly, good fencers display respect for their opponents at all times. Fencing is a noble sport, and its participants are expected to act with the proper amount of respect for themselves, the officiating personnel, and those they face off against. It’s not a sport for the proud or the braggart.
William Deyesso - Successful Boston Real Estate Developer and Insurance Executive