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.
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.
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 [...]
Putting in a relatively small amount of time and work, we were able to cut our hotel costs traveling to national events this season almost in half by using an alternative to THS, USA Fencing’s recommended hotel booking service, now been replaced by iSol. Instead, we just used Priceline’s ‘Name your own price’ feature. The [...]
This year marked the debut of the first annual Arnold Sports Film Festival. The film festival was run in partnership with Campus MovieFest and had 150 entries from 30 countries. There was also a high school division of 40 films. Films were under fifteen minutes in length with the goal of showing what inspires athletes. [...]
Donald Anthony announced today that SwordSport and Ozone Studios will be showing the short documentary film BlackBlades has been selected to premier at the Arnold Sports Film Festival on March 5, 2011, between Noon and 2:00 PM, at the Arena Grand Theater in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The first- ever Arnold Sports Film Festival is being [...]
Jason Rogers and Mihail Etropolski star the made-for-the-web fencing film “The Duel” by filmmaker Carter Peabody. The film launched on NOWNESS.com. Look for a behind-the-scenes film which includes a short interview with Jason Rogers on Nowness’ Facebook page.
The science is in: physical activity boosts your brainpower. Intuitively, it seems natural that physical fitness would be linked to sharper intelligence, and according to a recent presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), exercise makes you smarter. This is good news for everyone, but particularly so for [...]
Wouldn’t it be great to get fencing on television? That’s the thought and question that has driven Tim Morehouse and the development of this new fencing tournament: Fencing Masters NYC. In that time, Morehouse has used his Olympic fame and contacts within the sport’s elite to put together a high profile gala fencing event to [...]