American Fencer - Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport by Tim Morehouse

By Tim Morehouse

grasp fencing, grasp life.

From the scrappy underdog with the uneven, unconventional strategy, to the Olympic Silver medalist competing opposed to the world’s top, Tim Morehouse’s tale is one in all grit, force, and perseverance. starting to be up in ny City’s Washington Heights on the top of the Eighties crack epidemic, Tim battled for reputation and popularity, basically to discover himself at a Division-III university, the place he knew his power wasn’t being absolutely met. Returning to his outdated stomping grounds after commencement, he taught for train for the USA till his night fencing trainings earned him sufficient foreign issues to scratch his method onto the U.S. Olympic Fencing crew.

American Fencer is the not likely tale of a made up our minds adolescence, breaking out of his atmosphere to persist with his dream. via unremitting mentors and a myriad of maxed-out charge cards, Morehouse reveals himself as a contradiction to his atmosphere. by no means becoming in, by no means feeling sufficient, his largest conflict is with himself.

Morehouse makes use of fencing because the metaphor for all times; through overcoming his stumbling blocks in fencing, he discovered the braveness to use a similar easy methods to his personal existence. in the back of the masks, he will be an individual. He constantly feels a necessity to end up his self esteem: not just to others, yet to himself. “I discovered there has been not anything to win or lose yet myself.” steadily he realized that excuses make good fortune impossible.

Whether or no longer you’ve ever picked up a foil, an epée, or a saber, Tim’s tale speaks to we all who anticipated to at least one day locate that means in our occupation, in our existence, in our objectives. This memoir doesn’t dance round the incontrovertible fact that occasionally lifestyles is a struggle—it proves that via self-discipline and difficult paintings, those goals are attainable.

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