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Stephen Colbert fencing on Capital Hill

Stephen Colbert was spotted on Capital Hill wearing fencing gear. He was filming a segment for Comedy Central’s Colbert Report  on Friday. Two photos were posted to Facebook showing Colbert and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH). Stephen Colbert in fencing gear on Capital Hill. The congresswoman’s office confirmed...

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The FIE

New FIE Rule for Fencing Masks

The FIE As of September 1st, 2014 fencers at FIE competitions will need to adhere to the new ruling on fencing masks needing two independent security devices. This was already discussed in the Armory section of the Forums when Alex Paul posted a FAQ on the new mask rule and how it impacts the current masks. The text...

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Pizzo (right) is a master of preparatory blade actions and deserves a watch by all Epee fencers. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

How to Watch Fencing on YouTube: a Basic Guide

Pizzo (right) is a master of preparatory blade actions and deserves a watch by all Epee fencers. Image courtesy of Wikimedia. Last week, I briefly touched on the importance of YouTube and how watching it religiously could make tangible improvements to your fencing career. I wrote: “YouTube is such a valuable asset...

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