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).
Everyone loves an underdog. Entering into the 2012 Olympic Games, US Women’s Epee Team had climbed up to fifth in the world – up from 16th after the 2008 Olympics. They had taken silver in St. Maur earlier in the season. In spite of that, most countries still didn’t take the Americans very seriously. Well [...]
During a pause at a recent tournament I took a few minutes to record an interview with Phil Butler, one of the masterminds behind refFinder.net. At a mere 21 years of age, Phil has started what appears to be an essential part of the future of fencing.
Some tips for parents for setting goals for the start of the fencing season. August is the start of the new fencing season, and with that come new fencers in beginning classes as well as brand new seasons across school leagues.
Fencing is a sexy sport. At least that’s the implication as 9 fencers made Fox’s list of 99 Sexiest Athletes of the 2012 Olympics.
Infographic explaining fencing at the Olympics.
Amy Timacheff shares photos from the 2012 Korfanty Cup Men’s and Women’s Saber World Cup. (Full gallery below the initial photo.) “People” From Korfanty Cup Chicago 2012, posted by on 6/25/2012 (100 items) Korfanty Cup Chicago 2012 ©AmyA.Timacheff/FIE/FencingPhotos.com Korfanty Cup Chicago 2012 ©AmyA.Timacheff/FIE/FencingPhotos.com Korfanty Cup Chicago 2012 ©AmyA.Timacheff/FIE/FencingPhotos.com Korfanty Cup Chicago 2012 ©AmyA.Timacheff/FIE/FencingPhotos.com Korfanty Cup [...]
Italy made sure to feature their athletes in posters for the 2012 European Championships held in Legnano, Italy. Here are a few of them:
Edoardo Mangiarotti (ITA), Member of Honour of the FIE, passed away during the night of May 24, 2012. Mangiarotti won more Olympic medals and world championships than any fencer, beginning with the 1936 Berlin Games. The NY Times reported that he died at age 93 in his home in Milan. The FIE published letter acknowledges [...]
This post came out of one of the forum threads and I thought it made for a somewhat decent overview of some of the different takes on sword combat and fencing that exist. If you’re going to start talking about some of the other sword arts, it’s a good idea to have an idea where [...]