A to Z Performance Coaching Tip of the Day: Long Term Success Requires Turning “Losses” into Victories


Being successful in fencing and outside of fencing all starts with how you think about things. Your mindsets and values.

One of the most critical mindsets I have always had was this idea that no matter what happened in a match (or life), win or lose, I was going to take a lesson from the situation to make myself stronger in the long run.

I have always felt that if I could take something positive out of every situation, no matter how dire, that it could still be considered a victory and thus there has never really been been a point where I “lose”.  My mindset is that if I can turn a defeat into a lesson that will ultimately help me in the long then that experience can be counted as a victory (even if it is a small one) on the road to my big goals.

Don’t get me wrong, losing a match or dealing with tough situations is never easy and I’m not saying those things aren’t painful in the moment.   Nor am I saying that you should be satisfied with not getting wins, but if you are going to go for big things, such as the Olympics, you are going to spend years experiencing both winning AND losing and if you don’t develop and build your ability to cope with the losing in a positive way then you are likely to get frustrated and give up.

I’ve seen it happen time and time again. When people lose they often don’t want to think about it but I’ve found one of the most important things I can do is figure out what I can take from a “loss” to get better. I can say honestly that I’ve learned some of my most valuable life and fencing lessons in the “down” times.

Tim Morehouse is an Olympic Silver Medalist in the Sport of Fencing, A to Z performance coach and Author of American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport.  www.timmorehouse.com 

“I Am Sean John” Fashion Campaign Featuring Model and Olympic Medalist Athlete TIm Morehouse


I’m proud to announce I’m one of the new faces of the Sean John “I Am Sean John” fall fashion campaign for 2013.

Press Release:

Diddy’s Sean John brand announced Monday (September 2) the debut of its new Fall 2013 ad campaign, entitled “I Am Sean John.”

The new campaign celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit on which the company was founded, featuring artists, musicians, athletes and scholars who are making a difference in the world through their professional, philanthropic and personal endeavors.

Among those highlighted are silver medalist Tim Morehouse, American artist/programmer Ryder Ripps, track and field athlete Kerron Clement and Nigerian filmmaker Bolaji Kekere-Ekun.

Each donated their model fees directly to the charity of their choice to bring to life the attitude and lifestyle of the Sean John man.

“We are excited to launch the ‘I Am Sean John’ campaign and put a spotlight on the different kinds of men who characterize the brand,” says Jeff Tweedy, President of Sean John. “It is their image that proudly serves as an example of successful men using their inherent skills to benefit those around them. We hope to encourage and inspire all men to follow their lead and become the men of I Am Sean John.”

Sean John’s Fall 2013 collection is available at Macy’s stores in the U.S. and online now.

Get this Autographed Card from World Champion Miles Chamley-Watson and Support Fencing!



(Photo Credit Fencing Photos Serge Timachef)

First USA Individual male World Champion Miles Chamley-Watson will be signing this 4′ by 6′ autograph card for those guests attending the Fencing in the Schools Kick-Off Event in Sandy, Utah at the Utah Swords Academy on Thursday Aug. 29 from 6-8pm.

But, if you can’t make it…

Donate $15 or more to help us fund fencing programs between now and Sept. 6 and we’ll send you this limited edition autograph card signed by Miles!
(Limited to first 100 people who donate)

Donate Here to receive the card:

Olympic Medalist Fencer Tim Morehouse at Barnes and Noble Union Square Jan. 12 (START TIME:2pm)


Contact: Alan Miller AMPR  718-317-8745   alanmillerpr@aol.com



–         2008 Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse will be joined by fellow Olympic Team members for free fencing demonstration and book signing –

2008 Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse and Olympic Fencing Team members will host a book signing and free live fencing demonstration at Barnes & Noble in Union Square (33 East 17th Street NYC) on Saturday, Jan. 12 Start time is 2 p.m.

Featured will be Morehouse’s fast-paced memoir “American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport”. Written with best-selling author Garth Sundem, Morehouse describes his life’s inspiring trajectory from a rough New York City neighborhood to the Olympic podium.

Morehouse, a two-time national fencing champion, will be joined by Olympians Daryl Homer, Keeth Smart and Dagmara Wozniak for live fencing demonstrations and to share inspirational stories from their Olympic journeys.

The event is free and open to the public. Those purchasing American Fencer at the Union Square store or online at www.barnesandnoble.com will receive priority seating at the event.

New York City native, Morehouse is an Olympic silver medalist in fencing (2008), three-time Olympic Team Member (2004, 2008, 2012) two-time individual U.S. National Champion (2010, 2011), seven-time World Cup medalist and the top-ranked United States men’s saber fencer from 2008-11. He recently returned from the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England, where he finished in the top-8 in both the individual and team men’s saber events.

Morehouse recently founded the Fencing in the Schools Foundation (www.fencingintheschools.org), which will launch pilot programs in six Harlem schools in March, 2013. Approximately 2,000 children are scheduled to participate, making it the largest introductory fencing program in the U.S.

Well known for promoting the sport of fencing, Morehouse produces Fencing Masters, the largest fencing spectator tournament in the country. He works tirelessly to publicize the sport he loves, and even taught President Barack Obama to fence on the White House lawn!

A veteran presenter, Morehouse has spoken to more than 40,000 students across the U.S. since 2008 and has been the keynote speaker for companies such as Blackrock, Habitat for Humanity, Google, British Petrolium (BP), Hugo Boss, AmeriCorps and Ameriprise.

For more information about the event, please contact Alan Miller/AMPR at 718-317-8745 or alanmillerpr@aol.com.

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To attend: Please RSVP to info@fencingintheschools.com

US Olympic Medalist Fencers coming to the University of Richmond to Promote Fencing and Lead Clinic!

Susie Scanlan U.S. Olympian Susie Scanlan visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 10, 2012 in London, England.
2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Susie Scanlan
2008 Olympic Silver Medalist and Author of American Fencer Tim Morehouse

Want fencing tips from some of the best fencers in the world? Check out some Olympic Medals? Get some inspiration?

Join 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Susie Scanlan, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse along with Olympians Nicole Ross and Dagmara Wozniak as they lead a 3-weapon clinic in Virginia on Saturday Sept 15!!!   The four Olympians will be promoting the sport of fencing in Virginia including a clinic from 1-4pm at the University of Richmond sponsored by Salle Green and and Coach Walter G. Green III, Ph.D. Maitre d’Armes AAI.

Tim Morehouse, author of American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport (www.americanfencer.com) will also be signing copies of his book.

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Fencing Masters 2012: Please Post or Tweet our Video and Help us Spread the word!

We need your help!   Please help us spread the word for Fencing Masters 2012 by posting or sending our video and website to get tickets to your friends.  You can help us grow the sport of fencing by making this years FM into something HUGE!

Some possible Language for your wall or twitter:

Fencing Masters 2012: Team USA Fencing is COMING HOME! (Please share this video and help us spread the word!)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S0fNrI4oVs

Tickets: www.fencingmastersnyc.com