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 […]

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 = […]

Dagmara Wozniak – New Years Resolutions

Dagmara Wozniak fencing

Ed. Note: Dagmara Wozniak will be writing a few pieces for Fencing.Net to give a look at the life of an athlete training and competing for a spot on the USA Fencing Team. You can support Dagmara via her fundraising campaign. My New Years Resolution, to train harder than I ever have before, started […]

Final Holiday Sales

Fencing.Net Holiday Sale

It’s the last weekend of Holiday shopping and we’re also trying to close things out for the year here at Fencing.Net. That means there are a few items that are easy to ship and ready to go out the door. You can use all of these coupons on the same order, so stock up now […]

We’re Closing our Doors warehouse December 2014

It’s time for Fencing.Net to evolve again. We’re officially closing our warehouse on December 30, 2014 and migrating all equipment sales to our partners. Why is this happening? There are a lot of reasons, but primarily because my kids are getting older and I want to spend my evenings and weekends with them – be […]

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 […]

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” […]

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.

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 […]

Improve your Refereeing with Badgermille

Badgermille is a new site dedicated to helping fencing referees practice with online video.

Badgermille – The Referee Crowdsourced learning platform In many other sports there are sample videos and online learning portals for referees so that the national organizations can educate the mass of referees at the local level to proper calls and various points of emphasis for the seasons. In the US for fencing, this communication is […]

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