FIE Congress – Leipzig to host 2017 World Championships

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The FIE has announced the locations for the Senior, Junior, and Cadet world championships for the next 3 years. We’ll also report on other votes from the FIE Congress on this post. Today, the annual congress of the #FIE decided the host cities of several fencing Championships of the upcoming years: -The 2016 Senior World […]

Videos of the Month – November 2014

fencing in Cinderella

There seems to be a lot of content coming out related to fencing recently. First there are the videos going up from the World Cup events on the FIE channel as well as a lot of animated gifs of great saber actions from the Sydney Sabre blog. I found a few others that I liked […]

FIE Congress may Fix Fencing’s Clock Issues

Shin A Lam (KOR)

The 2012 Games was not Fencing’s finest moment. Just ask Shin A Lam (KOR). The incident highlighted a gap in the rules and equipment related to timing of the match. The FIE will vote in this year’s Congress on the following rules change: Motivation: After the incident in London, there is a proposal to change […]

Qualifying Paths For 2015 Junior Olympics

Greater Richmond Convention Center

Junior Olympic Fencing Championships Qualifying Paths & Eligibility 2015 – Updated November 19, 2014 USA Fencing sent out updated qualification path information for the 2015 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships. Remember that once qualified, the entry deadline is January 12, 2015. General Requirements: Must be at least 13 years old by January 1 Fencers younger than that […]

USA Archery seeing gains from Hunger Games movies

Katniss Everdeen - Mockingjay

On the eve of the release of the 3rd Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part I, USA Archery points to growth in the sport, especially growth in female members. Good things to see from another Olympic sport. Here is their press release: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – On the eve of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” […]

Race Imboden takes down Tokyo

Race Imboden - Image via USOC

Race Imboden earned world cup gold at the Prince Takamado Tokyo World Cup in men’s foil. Imboden is now ranked 5th in the FIE World Rankings for men’s foil. In the finals of the event he defeated Russian fencer Dmitry Rigin 15-10. Video of the semi finals and finals here: The USOC congratulated Race’s accomplishment: […]

Zombie Survival Guide


  Referee or Zombie? We’ll tell you how to make sure. What do fencers need to survive the zombie apocalypse? There are plenty of resource guides available for overall preparation for a zombie attack. Take stock of your own gear to determine what’s the best fit for surviving against the zombies. The first thing that […]

The Unwritten Contract of the Piste: What Referees and Fencers Expect from One Another

Shin A. Lam (right), the embodiment of what happens when a referee fails to live up to expectations. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

When a bout transpires, there is a certain decorum that a fencer expects from the referee, and vice versa, what a referee expects from a fencer in order for the bout to be held in a safe, fair, and fun manner—while honoring Fencing’s values of honor and respect from fencer to fencer, fencer to referee, […]

Kamara James

I received a note that 2004 Olympian Kamara James passed away recently. Eric Rosenberg wrote this piece to honor her memory. Please excuse the formatting as I haven’t had time to look for photos or other references. ***************** It is with deep sadness that I inform the fencing community of the untimely passing of Kamara […]

TBT: Dan Kellner powers past Germany – Athens 2004

Dan Kellner at the 2004 Olympics

In 2004, the US Men’s Foil team of Dan Kellner, Jon Tiomkin, Jed Dupree, and reserve Gregory Chang knocked off #2 seed Germany in the quarter-finals of the Olympics and ended up placing 4th. Their 4th place finish was the best for a US Men’s Foil team since the 1950s and sparked the USA’s climb to […]

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