Professor Zbigniew Czajkowski, dubbed the ‘Father of the Polish School of Fencing’, has died just two days after his 98th birthday on February 8th. Known as an outstanding coach, teacher, researcher and personality, Czajkowski’s life reads like a Hollywood movie script. Born in post-World War I Poland in 1921, he began fencing at the age of 13 with the Lviv Cadet Corps … [Read more...] about Poland’s ‘Father of Fencing’ dies aged 98
The International Fencing Federation concluded its Annual Congress meeting in Paris, France earlier this month with two of the most controversial proposed rule changes officially withdrawn but scheduled for testing in upcoming Junior World Cup events anyway. With a theme of “Fencing is our Future”, FIE President Alisher Usmanov, opened the two-day conference in Paris by … [Read more...] about FIE completes Annual Congress in Paris, withdraws executive orders 4 and 5, for now
The 2018 International Fencing Federation (FIE) Congress, to be held December 8th in Paris, is almost upon us, and this year features a 66 page long document of rule change proposals to be worked through. Certainly not all of these proposals will make it through or even be considered. But in somewhat standard faire, there are some potentially impactful suggested rules … [Read more...] about 2018 FIE Congress Rule Proposals: Sabre Fleche, No Foil Off-Target, and More
More than 800 fencers from 5 continents have descended on Italy’s Tuscany region for the 21st edition of the FIE’s World Veteran Fencing Championships. Held between October 9 and 14, the Championships saw fencers compete in three age-group category’s; 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. All were welcomed by FIE President Alisher Usmanov, who paid tribute to the veteran movement, saying it … [Read more...] about World Veteran Fencing Championships attract record number of fencers to Livorno, Italy.
Italy and France have wrapped up nine days of world championship fencing in Wuxi, China, by winning gold in the men’s team foil and women’s team sabre. France won the women’s team sabre for the first time at a world championship’s since 2007, defeating a hot-favourite Russian team including this years individual champion Sofia Pozdniakova, twice former world champion Sofya … [Read more...] about Italy, France close out World Championships with team gold in the Men’s foil and Women’s sabre