Challenge Gretsch 2014 – Junior Men’s Epee World Cup

Luxembourg Junior Mens Epee World Cup

The Junior Men’s Epee World Cup Circuit kicks off at the Centre National Sportif et Culturel un Luxembourg on Saturday, Sept 20th. The event will also be the FIE debut of FencingTime as the tournament software – and FencingTime founder Dan Berke will be in attendance. The event features several of the top Juniors in the […]

Learn How to Become an International Referee

Derek Cotton

Join USA Fencing FOC member and former FIE Arbitrage Commissioner Derek Cotton as he discusses the path that American officials can take to becoming an international referee. The session is available to all American fencing officials, and will offer the opportunity for a town-hall style question session after the presentation.

Fencing Flash Mobs this Sunday

fencingmob - the fencing flash mob

This weekend the largest organized fencing flashmob will be staged as clubs worldwide are taking to their town squares or similar places on Sunday, September 7th to engage in a Fencing Flash Mob. The Italian Fencing Federation is launching #fencingmob, a worldwide flash mob on Sunday, September 7. Fencing clubs in Italy and around the […]

Fencing Time Tournament Software Achieves FIE Approval

Fencing Time Celebration

We received news this week that the software Fencing Time has achieved FIE approval to be used at World Cup events! This marks a great milestone for Fencing Time and Dan Berke who has worked for years on this fencing tournament software to get it to the point where it is trusted to be used […]

Making the call – Attacks in Foil

fencing referee hand signal for on guard or en garde

This particular call is hard. It further demonstrates the danger of only watching one fencer and looking for a mistake.

Mariel Zagunis wins July USOC Athlete of the Month Honors

Mariel Zagunis

Mariel Zagunis was named the USOC Female Athlete of the Month for July following her silver medal finish in individual and gold in team at the 2014 Fencing World Championships. Men’s foilist Gerek Meinhardt and the US Women’s Sabre team were nominees for July honors as well. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout July earned […]

Stephen Colbert fencing on Capital Hill

Stephen Colbert Fencing

Stephen Colbert was spotted on Capital Hill wearing fencing gear. He was filming a segment for Comedy Central’s Colbert Report  on Friday. Two photos were posted to Facebook showing Colbert and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH). The congresswoman’s office confirmed that she was participating in Colbert’s “Better Know a District” segment. She participated in fencing in high […]

New FIE Rule for Fencing Masks

The FIE

As of September 1st, 2014 fencers at FIE competitions will need to adhere to the new ruling on fencing masks needing two independent security devices. This was already discussed in the Armory section of the Forums when Alex Paul posted a FAQ on the new mask rule and how it impacts the current masks. The […]

How to Watch Fencing on YouTube: a Basic Guide

Pizzo (right) is a master of preparatory blade actions and deserves a watch by all Epee fencers. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

Last week, I briefly touched on the importance of YouTube and how watching it religiously could make tangible improvements to your fencing career. I wrote: “YouTube is such a valuable asset to your training and preparation for a tournament. The upcoming 2014 World Championships in Kazan will be streamed live on the FIE’s YouTube Channel, […]

2014 Fencing World Championships

2014 World Fencing Championships

The 2014 Fencing World Championships kick off with the preliminary rounds for men’s and women’s sabre on Tuesday, July 15th. This promises to be a week full of great fencing along with the requisite surprise performances and upsets. For the USA, Miles Chamley-Watson looks to defend his crown in Men’s Foil and Mariel Zagunis to […]

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