The Closing Ceremonies: Life after Fencing in the Olympics

Rio Olympics Closing Ceremonies

Sunday evening saw the 2016 Olympics draw to a close, with athletes from all over the world flooding into the Maracanã stadium for the final celebration in Rio. As expected, the event exuded a different energy than the Opening ceremonies, which can sometimes feel tense and formal in the host country’s effort to mark the historic importance of the Games. Closing ceremonies, on the other hand, are much more relaxed with athletes joyfully reveling in the spirit of one of the greatest parties on earth.

Michelle Obama gets fencing lesson from Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

Michelle Obama got a fencing lesson from Team USA Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad at the 100 Days to Rio event held in Times Square, NYC. Now that both Michelle and Barack Obama have learned some fencing from Olympians, when do we get to see them duel? NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama wrapped up […]

How to Earn a Rating at a Fencing Tournament

Craig Harkins Epee 2008

I recently answered a question about earning a rating over on Quora. Here’s some of the response that I gave: Instead of focusing on your rating, which is a “high water mark” type of measurement, it’s best to focus on individual goals for each tournament. When I’m at a fencing tournament I have a desire […]

Fencing and Motion Capture – Fencing Visualized Project [Video]

Yuki Ota motion capture

This motion capture example from Yuki Ota could be the future of fencing on television: The video looks to be the latest in a project on motion capture and pattern recognition in fencing, at least from piecing together what’s available in a couple of the YouTube videos released. Discussion continues in the forums. In late […]

Aladar Gerevich Named 6th Greatest Olympian Ever

Hungarian fencer Aladar Gerevich

According to a new infographic, Hungarian fencer Aladar Gerevich is the 6th greatest Olympian ever. Taking into criteria such as the total number of medals, gold medals, individual gold medals, win percentage and the number of Olympic events competed in, Gerevich came out top over household names such as Usain Bolt

NAC Travel: St. Louis Travel Guide

St. Louis Downtown - January NAC

US Fencing takes the fencing show to St. Louis in January for the North American Cup event. The January NAC features Division I, Junior, Wheelchair, and Senior Team events across all 6 weapon disciplines. We’ve put together a travel guide to help you on your trip to St. Louis. US Fencing resources for the NAC […]

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 […]

[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 […]

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 […]

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