USA Fencing shared a video on their Facebook page showing a demonstration of blind fencing: Post by U.S. Fencing Association. Pretty cool! I had a look and found a few more clips, including this news story from ABC News in 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcRqKvAEerk On his post "Learning to Fence" at the Carroll Center for the Blind, David … [Read more...] about Blind Fencing – Demonstration at Junior Olympics
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Maria Cerra Tishman, a US Olympic foilist who finished 4th at the 1948 Olympics, died on Jan. 24, 2015 at the age of 96 years old. In 1948, Maria earned a berth on the U.S. Olympic fencing team for the 14th Olympic Games at London. In London, Maria advanced through three preliminary rounds to reach the final of eight in the individual foil. There, she missed winning the … [Read more...] about Olympian Maria Cerra Tishman dies at 96
This past year we’ve seen many changes regarding point based qualification paths for the 2015 Summer Nationals and now it seems to be solidified for the rest of the season. For those that are out of the loop, USA Fencing has replaced the July NAC with the July Challenge. What exactly is the difference? You may only compete in the July Challenge if you meet a certain set of … [Read more...] about Qualification Changes for USA Fencing Events
I enjoy fencing people who run a lot! It’s more satisfying when you set up a party riposte last second! For me the high intensity and high speed is so much fun and a great workout! Bam!
Dagmara Wozniak is contributing to 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 Pursui.it fundraising campaign. We asked you to provide some questions for Olympic hopeful Dagmara Wozniak and you provided them! Here are 6 questions that we took from reader comments in the … [Read more...] about 6 Questions for Dagmara Wozniak
Race Imboden won his second medal of the world cup season with a bronze medal at the Men's Foil Grand Prix in Torino, Italy. With the top-3 placement, Imboden climbs to #4 in the FIE World Rankings. Imboden is joined in the top 10 rankings by teammates Gerek Meinhardt (5th) and Alexander Massialas (8th). Russian fencers took the top two spots as Alexey Cheremisinov (RUS) … [Read more...] about Race Imboden takes Bronze – now 4th in FIE World Rankings