Shorter fencers have many difficulties and disadvantages compared to taller fencers who have more reach. I know this all too well myself! I’m five foot six, or around 167 cm in height, and most of my opponents are taller than me – it is not so common for me to find a sparring partner who is my size or smaller.
As I have learned how to fence in a functional and effective fashion despite my size, I have written some of my thoughts into articles for this website. Hopefully my experience and ideas can help other short fencers learn to perform more successfully.
I wrote a summary of my philosophy for training and teaching, that I plan to keep updated and relevant as I write further articles on more topics. It is probably worth reading as well as the following individual articles.