I’ve just taken up fencing. Among other things, I’ve discovered I have fast reflexes but SLOOOOWWWWWW reaction times. I’m looking for some training advice or drills on two things:
Speed up reaction time, i.e. reduce the time between seeing a stimulus and actually initiating an (any) action to it.
Conditioning so that when I lunge, I lunger faster, harder and stronger. Nearly all of the drive is from the back foot (left).
Just to clarify, for #1 above, I’m looking to speed up my reaction. At the moment I don’t react. At least if I reacted with the wrong decision, I could work on getting it right. At the moment, I just stand there and don’t see anything.
Thanks in advance.