Big Bang Theory: Fencing Lesson and Glove Slaps [video]

Fencing on the Big Bang Theory

No, we don’t teach the proper glove slap technique to challenge someone to a duel when they insult you or dishonor you. Prepare for fencers at your next beginner class to say “Prepare for a rigorous touching”, but coaches – don’t ever say that. (SafeSport) What was the reaction to this episode?   Nell’ultima puntata […]

[Road to Rio] Olympic Qualification Update – October 2015

2016 Rio Olympics

The FIE senior circuit has started back up and with it we have several points updates as teams and individuals compete for qualification points. The Road to Rio post outlines the qualification process for the 2016 Olympics fencing competitions. In October there are updates for Mens and Womens Foil and Saber. To further complicate things, […]

Fencing on the Big Bang Theory

Fencing on the Big Bang Theory

On a new episode of The Big Bang Theory, the guys will learn fencing from Kripke in the episode titled The Perspiration Implementation.  Here’s the trailer – If anyone at fencing practice says to prepare to be touched, here’s why: Here’s the official published synopsis: The guys take a fencing lesson from Barry Kripke and Sheldon […]

FencingMob Hits the Streets September 6th


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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