Cerioni Steps Down as Russia’s Foil Coach

Cerioni out 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

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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 Extends Russian Box of Death “Test”

fie russian box of death test extended

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 […]

Fencing Visualized – New Video from Yuki Ota

more enjoy fencing video by 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 Wins Tokyo World Cup

Miles Chamley-Watson victory

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 […]

Arianna Errigo Aims for Foil and Sabre in 2020

Arianna Errigo (ITA)

Italian women’s foil fencer Arianna Errigo has decided that competing in just one discipline is not enough for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so she’s going to try to qualify in foil and sabre. Errigo was a medal favorite going into the Rio Olympics but faced elimination at the hands of Canada’s Eleanor Harvey. Qualifying for […]

Basics of Local Search Marketing for Fencing Clubs

Basics of SEO for Fencing Clubs

At the core of every small business is the local community they serve. Fencing clubs are highly local, and depend on ties with the community. Having a good local search strategy is crucial to the foundation of online marketing for fencing clubs. I’ll go over some of the basics here. Since closing the retail store for […]

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.

2016 Olympic Fencing Schedule

photo via FIE and Serge Timacheff

2016 Rio Olympics: Fencing Events Schedule Day Event Sessions Time Day 1. 6th of August Women’s Epee Individual Direct Elimination of T64 Semi finals, bronze medal match, final 09:00 – 14:15 16:00 – 18:15 Day 2. 7th of August Men’s Foil Individual Direct Elimination of T64 Semi finals, bronze medal match, final 09:00 – 14:15 […]

Ibtihaj Muhammad duels Stephen Colbert

Ibtihaj Muhammad showed up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for an interview and a quick fencing match. I want Colbert’s fencing mask!

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