From the Vault: Nike Patent on Asymmetrical Lacing

Nike shoe prototype

If you wanted a fencing shoe that had the lacing offset to prevent wear of the laces, you’ll need to pay Nike. I stumbled on a patent that Nike submitted by invetors Bruce J. Kilgore and Ciro Fusco. The patent mentions “an asymmetric article of footwear” and is a look at the early stages of development […]

Putting a Sword Through Amateurism

Race Imboden, a victim of  amateurism. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

“As I look back on my fencing career and the millions of dollars I was able to earn from it, I’m overjoyed that our sport presents so many opportunities for us to thrive as professional athletes and gain oodles of money. Wait, be right back. Nike’s calling me. I think they want to renew my […]

Road to Rio: How to Qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games

2016 Rio Olympics

With the 2015 Pan American Fencing Championships in full swing starting on April 17, 2015 the Olympic Qualification season has begun. Fencers from around the world are competing from April 2015 through April 4th, 2016 for the right to compete for Olympic glory at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. For the fencing events, a total […]

Video: 2015 Cadet and Junior World Championships

2015 cadet and junior world championships tashkent

Video of the 2015 Cadet and Junior Fencing World Championships from the FIE. The 2015 Cadet and Junior Fencing World championships ran from April 1st to April 9th in Tashkent Uzbekistan. For a full playlist of the entire video archive, check the 2015 Cadet & Junior World Championships Tashkent playlist on YouTube. Highlights for the USA […]

Use Fencing to Crack The Code To Getting Into Top Schools

Using fencing to get into a top college?

Cracking the Code to Getting Into Top Schools, a segment from CBS LA, is making the rounds on social media. The story centers around advice from author Pria Chatterjee, college admissions consultant and author of the book : The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting Into a Top College. In the story she highlights 8 factors that college […]

Edge of Tomorrow: An Interview with Holly Buechel

Holly Buechel

Most people want to leave their high school years far behind them. For Director (and International USA Fencing competitor) Holly Buechel—whose High School Fencing experience lead her to a post-collegiate career in both serious documentary filmmaking and serious competitive Fencing—the last place she thought either would take her was right back where she started. Fencing […]

The Man In Black – Princess Bride 80s Music Video Parody

Princess Bride Video Parody Music Video

This one brought a big smile to my face today – a Princess Bride themed song to the tune of “You’re the Best” – the karate tournament montage from the Karate Kid. Here’s what the artist, Bonecage, had to say about this instant awesome tribute to 80s montage videos: Princess Bride + Karate Kid = […]

Gu claims gold, Homer breaks the Top 10

One week ago Bongil Gu (KOR) claimed gold at the World Cup in Warsaw, Poland and remains the #1 Men’s Saberist in the World. However the day was full of upsets for other top fencers, starting with 2nd ranked Alexey Yakimenko (RUS) being defeated in the Table of 32 by 18th ranked Mojtaba Abedini (IRI) in a […]

Zagunis claims silver, Velikaya moves up in World Rankings

This past weekend Sofya Velikaya (RUS) claimed gold at the Challenge Yves Brasseur in Ghent, Belgium. After placing behind Olga Kharlan (UKR) twice, first at the Absolute Fencing Gear New York Sabre Grand Prix in New York and then at the Coupe du Monde in Athens, Greece, Velikaya finally bested the World’s #1 Womens Sabre […]

ACC Fencers Earn 2015 Postgraduate Scholarships

ACC Logo

Two ACC fencers – Sarah Collins (Duke) and Gillian Litynski (UNC) earned scholarships to pursue graduate degrees after they complete their undergraduate studies. The Weaver-James-Corrigan Award is named in honor of the first 3 ACC commissioners, Jim Weaver, Bob James, and Gene Corrigan. Sarah Collins; Duke; Public Policy Studies; Fencing; Palm Harbor, Fla. A two-time […]

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