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 […]
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.
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:
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 […]
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.) […]
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 […]
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.
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.