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Zombie Survival Guide

  Referee or Zombie? We’ll tell you how to make sure. What do fencers need to survive the zombie apocalypse? There are plenty of resource guides available for overall preparation for a zombie attack. Take stock of your own gear to determine what’s the best fit for surviving against the zombies. The...

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Shin A. Lam (right), the embodiment of what happens when a referee fails to live up to expectations. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

The Unwritten Contract of the Piste: What Referees and Fencers Expect from One Another

Shin A. Lam (right), the embodiment of what happens when a referee fails to live up to expectations. Image courtesy of Wikimedia. When a bout transpires, there is a certain decorum that a fencer expects from the referee, and vice versa, what a referee expects from a fencer in order for the bout to be held in a safe,...

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Kamara James

I received a note that 2004 Olympian Kamara James passed away recently. Eric Rosenberg wrote this piece to honor her memory. Please excuse the formatting as I haven’t had time to look for photos or other references. ***************** It is with deep sadness that I inform the fencing community of the untimely...

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Training Tips

Epee Footwork

Epee Footwork Series – Controlling Distance

Video series with Seth Baldwin and Cody Mattern on epee footwork. In this series, Seth...


Stab those Agility Cones – Fencing Drill (Video)

Check out this video from Facebook of a drill from a club in Russia: // Post...


2013 US Men's Foil Team. Photo:S.Timacheff/FencingPhotos.com

The Fencing Coach’s Guide to Team Relay Fencing (Part 1)

2013 US Men’s Foil Team. Photo:S.Timacheff/FencingPhotos.com There are few...


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Video

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How to Fence Epee – Fabian Kauter’s Fencing Guide

Learn the basics of epee fencing from Fabian Kauter: Fabian Kauter of Switzerland...


Diego Occhiuzzi (ITA), Aron Szilagyi (HUN), and Nikolay Kovalev (RUS) on the medal stand.

Olympic Rewind: Aron Szilagyi watches his London 2012 Gold Medal Bout

The Olympics YouTube channel just published this Olympic Rewind where men’s...


Michael Aufrichtig

Michael Aufrichtig TEDx Talk on Big Moments

Columbia University’s Head Fencing Coach (and newly elected USA Fencing board...


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Armory: Gear Guides

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Uses for Old Fencing Blades – Tomato Stakes

Got a bunch of old fencing blades that you haven’t left at the club or thrown...


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How To: Make a Hard Blade Cover

Over the past few years the hard blade cover has become a staple for a large number...


Legal Epee

Epee Assembly – Do it Legally for Summer Nationals

At this year’s Summer Nationals a new level of scrutiny will be placed on epees...


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Ask the Expert: Rules

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Making the call – Attacks in Foil

This video replay call comes from Reddit. Take a look at the video here and read...


The FIE

New FIE Rule for Fencing Masks

The FIE As of September 1st, 2014 fencers at FIE competitions will need to adhere...


New Rules in Effect

USA Fencing has adopted the recent rule changes made by the FIE as of April 1. These...


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Health & Fitness

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Super Sports Foods: Do They Really Need to be Exotic?

Blueberries are sometimes called a superfood Do you ever get tired of reading yet-another...


Getting kids active at a fencing demonstration.

Only 1 in 4 Teens are Active Enough

Getting kids active at a fencing demonstration. A new study published shows that...


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Core Strength – Popular Misconceptions

“The core” Nowadays, “strengthening the core” has become a very popular concept...


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