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

fencing.net 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 […]

Fencing Silver Medalist takes on a Challenger with a Tree – and scores!

Piasecki is so good he can get a tree to set off the scoring machine.

This is a crazy video to show on fencing Friday! Usually these types of videos come out of Japan, but today’s comes from Norway where Olympic Silver Medalist Bartosz Piasecki takes on a celebrity in a fencing bout. Piasecki’s handicap is that he doesn’t get to fence with an epee. He gets to use: an umbrella, […]

Michael Aufrichtig TEDx Talk on Big Moments

Michael Aufrichtig

Columbia University’s Head Fencing Coach (and newly elected USA Fencing board member) Michael Aufrichtig gave this TEDx talk discussing the importance of paying attention to the details and focusing on specific plans to improve. Pay attention to his point about 1-touch bouts:   About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth […]

Fencing Promotional Video by Nellya Fencers

Nellya Sabre Fencers

Nellya Fencers Club just published a promotional video to YouTube as part of their summer fencing camp marketing strategy. This video is a great promotional piece and could easily be re-cut into smaller advertising pieces. It speaks to their unique selling proposition (USP) and is targeted at parents who are looking for more opportunities for […]

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