Fencing in College – How to Get on an NCAA Fencing Team

2014 Ivy League Round Robins (Video)

Fencing on a collegiate team, whether it be a Division I NCAA team or an intramural club fencing program, can be a very rewarding experience. If you plan on fencing in college, it’s best to do your research on the various programs available to you at the schools where your academic interests take you. Most top tier colleges have fencing available – either as an NCAA or collegiate club program, so you don’t have to give anything up on the academic side to find fencing in college.

An Interview with Max Heinzer

Back flicks, back flicks, back flicks. Max Heinzer with a back flick on Silvio Fernandez. Photo Credit: MaxHeinzer.ch

Max Heinzer is a global fencing phenom, currently ranked fourth in the world. Adversity seems to be the fuel of Max Heinzer. Whether he is down on an opponent, hobbled with injury, or weary from his intensive training regimen, Max’s love of fencing, resilience, and relentless determination to be the best drives him through any hardship.

Ballet is Fencing as Interpretive Dance

Ballet has its origins as a dance interpretation of fencing.

Ballet emerged in late 15 century Renaissance court of Italy, as a dance interpretation of fencing, and further developed in the French court from the time of Louis XIV in the 17th century. This is reflected in the French vocabulary of ballet. Subsequently, after 1850, ballet flourished in Denmark and Russia. It was from Russia […]

Video – The Origin of Non-Combativity

This is one of the reasons why we can’t have nice things! The team epee match that may have been the impetus for “passivity” which evolved to the current non-combativity rules.

The Fencing Coach’s Guide to Finding the Right Club

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Every club offers a unique set of people, coaches, and facilities to satisfy a particular fencer’s needs. These criteria should help you evaluate the club that is (or isn’t) right for you:

En Garde Movie Series Showcase FIE’s History

The FIE's video series showcases the organizations history.

Budapest, 9 August 2013 – The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has released the three part movie series “En Garde” as part of it’s 100 year anniversary. All parts run 26 minutes each and showcase the FIE’s and fencing’s rich heritage. They draw upon the sport’s constant presence at the Olympic Games since the first modern […]

Fencing: Safer than Badminton

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A study of injuries occurring in Olympic competition ranks fencing as having one of the lowest injury rates, making it one of the safest Olympic sports. Only 5 summer Olympic sports posted lower injury rates than fencing in this study of injuries from the 2008 Olympics. (Those were diving, synchronized swimming, rowing, kayak, and sailing.) […]

Tutorial: Live Results Using FencingTime with Dropbox

Post live results for your next fencing tournament.

Jae Sang of Z Fencing LA posted a great tutorial in the forums for using Fencing Time and Dropbox to post live results for your next fencing tournament. Instructions for Publishing Live Fencing Tournament Results using Dropbox: Using the live publishing feature of fencing time without having to ftp into your website, you can use dropbox […]

Cannabis, Fencing, Funions, and Phish

WADA has adjusted the levels of allowable THC

During the May Executive Committee meeting for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the committee made the decision to increase the threshold level for marijuana from 15 ng/l to 150 ng/l, creating a new victory for athletes who smoke pot.

FAQ: How Long is a Fencing Sword?

Length of a complete epee from the rulebook. (via USA Fencing rules)

The maximum length for a foil or epee is 110 centimeters (about 43.3 inches.) The maximum length for a fencing sabre is 105 centimeters (about 41.33 inches).

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