Author: Craig Harkins

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About: Craig has been fencing since he saw Peter Westbrook win a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics. Craig has covered the sport of fencing since 1995 via articles and newsletters on Fencing.Net. He has most recently re-entered competitive fencing in the Vet40 age category.

Posts by Craig Harkins:

Physiclo resistance training

Boost your fencing workout with Physiclo

Disclosure: Please note that links to merchants mentioned within this post might be using an affiliate link which means that – at zero cost to you – I might earn a commission if you buy something through that affiliate link. That said, I never recommend anything I don’t personally use and find to be valuable. […]

Adidas D'Artagnan V fencing shoe

Adidas D’Artagnan V Fencing Shoes – Coming in January 2017

Adidas is releasing another version of the fencer-favorite D’Artagnan line with the 5th version of the shoe launching in January 2017. There’s little information on the specs of the shoe as doesn’t have much of a product description up yet, just some photos to whet your appetite for some new fencing kicks. These don’t […]

Please Say No to Fencing on Concrete!

This comes from a posting to Mariel Zagunis’ Facebook Page in which she highlights that many world cup events are held in venues where fencing strips are laid out directly on hard flooring (concrete, marble, etc.) which can cause injuries to the lower back and knees. This isn’t a complaint limited to fencing as other […]

Cerioni out as Russia's Foil Coach

Cerioni Steps Down as Russia’s Foil Coach

Big news on the world fencing scene today as Stefano Cerioni has stepped down as the head coach for Russia’s Foil Fencing program and his coaching staff has departed with him. Cerioni led a successful program while in Russia with the following accomplishments: 2016 Olympics – Gold medal – Men’s Team Foil 2016 Olympics – […]

2016 Fencing Grand Prix Circuit Kicks Off in Torino

The FIE Foil Grand Prix series kicks off this weekend in Turin where Alexander Massialas is expected to be in contention for a medal. FIE Release: The FGP Series features three Grand Prix in each of the three weapons – foil, epee and sabre – and visits nine iconic cities around the world. Next month […]

fie russian box of death test extended

FIE Extends Russian Box of Death “Test”

Reporting from the FIE Congress in Moscow: “The FIE has appointed a group of sabre experts (from a range of countries) to observe the testing of the new sabre en garde line and obtain feedback from athletes, coaches and referees at these events. This group will prepare a report which will be considered by the […]

more enjoy fencing video by Yuki Ota

Fencing Visualized – New Video from Yuki Ota

Yuki Ota was just elected to the FIE Executive Committee. Hopefully he continues the Fencing Visualized project as this kind of technology makes fencing even better to watch for the uninitiated and can produce some cool videos to recruit new fencers. In this video, “More Enjoy Fencing”, Ota breaks down epee, foil, and sabres showing […]

Miles Chamley-Watson victory

Miles Chamley-Watson Wins Tokyo World Cup

Miles Chamley-Watson defeated Giorgio Avola (ITA) 15-10 to win the Prince Takamando Men’s Foil World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. This is Chamley-Watson’s first medal finish of the new season and his second time to the top-8. The Prince Takamando World Cup is the second event in the FIE Men’s Foil circuit. Chamley-Watson was joined in […]

fencing shoes

The Comprehensive Guide to Fencing Shoes

Just what are the best shoes for fencing and what type of shoes should you get? Do you need the high-end fencing shoes, or can you go with a budget model?

Alcohol and Athletes

Athletes are competitive. Unfortunately, too many competitive athletes are also competitive drinkers, not to be outdone by their teammates. Ask any coach or college athletic director, and you’ll hear concern about alcohol and athletes—a dangerous duo, especially among team sports. Excessive alcohol intake is associated with injuries, poor grades in school, arguments, sexual abuse, loss […]

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