FencingMob Hits the Streets September 6th

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Are you ready for the #FencingMob? Join your club in the worldwide fencing flash mob and look on social media for FencingMob photos and videos on Fencing.Net, US Fencing, the FIE, FIS, and other channels. Clubs: Let us know where your event will be!   Here’s a video from the 2014 event: Below is the […]

Uptown Fencing: Engarde in Harlem [Video]

School Fencing

Fencing in the Schools and their program at Democracy Prep in Harlem just got featured on Vice Sports. Watch the video here: You shouldn’t have to go to a private school to fence. – Tim Morehouse Tim Morehouse has parleyed his silver medal from the Men’s Team Saber event at the Beijing 2008 Olympics to […]

How to Clean a Fencing Mask

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Over time, and many bouts of use, you may notice that your fencing mask has a bit of a stench to it. It’s time to figure out how to clean your mask, or to plug up your nose while fencing! All fencing gear gets sweaty, but a fencing mask isn’t something that you can just […]

Felcia Day fences in her Flog!

Felicia Day getting dressed for fencing

Felicia Day took at trip to Swordplay LA to get a fencing lesson. Check out this video where she learns some footwork, warms up, and gets dressed out for some saber fencing. To respond to a couple of Felicia’s comments: Yes Felicia, you do get a really big thigh on one side from all of the […]

FIE Sabre Gloves – Required for US Fencing – Our Guide

Sabre Fencing Glove

Sabre fencers must have the FIE glove by October 1st USA Fencing has announced on July 24th 2015 that 800N Saber gloves are mandatory for all USA Fencing sanctioned tournaments starting October 1st, 2015. Since all sabre fencers now must have the new glove, and the season starts on August 1st, the time to order […]

What’s Your Favorite Movie Swordfight?

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Fencers love their movie swordfights. And we love to hate them for technical errors too. (Seriously, you wind up that much, you’re going to get your head taken off Kurgen!) Over on Vimeo user ClaraDarko published this tribute to movie swashbuckling and fighting with swords. Here’s the feature list: SONG: “Don’t let me be misunderstood“, […]

Getting Ready for the Fencing Season: Training

You shouldn't spend all of your time at the fencing club to get ready for the fencing season.

Resources for planning and measuring your fitness and training for the 2015-2016 fencing season. Now that all of the schedules for the North American Cup (NAC), Regional Open Circuit (ROC) and Super Youth Circuit (SYC) events are complete, most fencers and families will be working out their schedules to map out how the rest of […]

Wireless Scoring System from Leon Paul

Leon Paul Wireless 3 weapon scoring system

Leon Paul has a new wireless scoring system for all 3 weapons coming out to the market soon. According to the splash page on Leon Paul’s site the system’s features include: All three weapons with no changes or additions to fencers personal equipment Be set up and ready to fence in less than 30 seconds […]

Op-Ed: Time for the FIE to Give a Black Card to Iran

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“Sport is a great equalizer that can build bridges, transcend borders and cultures, and render even the fiercest conflicts temporarily irrelevant.” -Richard Attias During the 2006 World Cup finals, Cote D’Ivoire was immersed in a brutal civil war that had claimed the lives of thousands of civilians, aid workers, and UN peacekeepers. With seemingly no […]

Road to Rio: Olympic Qualification Standings pre Worlds

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On the eve of the 2015 World Championships China, France, and the United States are poised to qualify in all four team events. Here is where the qualifications stand:

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