[Archives] La Vie au Grand Air 1900 Fencing Stories

This is a test of archiving some old pdf scans of fencing magazines from the early 1900s. Here’s the file.

Olympian Maria Cerra Tishman dies at 96

Maria Cerra Tishman

Maria Cerra Tishman, a US Olympic foilist who finished 4th at the 1948 Olympics, died on Jan. 24, 2015 at the age of 96 years old. In 1948, Maria earned a berth on the U.S. Olympic fencing team for the 14th Olympic Games at London. In London, Maria advanced through three preliminary rounds to reach the final […]

6 Questions for Dagmara Wozniak

Dagmara Wozniak fencing

I enjoy fencing people who run a lot! It’s more satisfying when you set up a party riposte last second! For me the high intensity and high speed is so much fun and a great workout! Bam!

How to Fence Epee – Fabian Kauter’s Fencing Guide

epee fencing

Learn the basics of epee fencing from Fabian Kauter: Fabian Kauter of Switzerland gives us complete guide to Olympic Epee Fencing, explaining the event’s rules, tactics and his own enjoyment of the sport.

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


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 […]

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