The French Fencing Federation has given the weapon made famous by Star Wars’ characters Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader the same status as the foil, epee and saber in an attempt to combat sedentary lifestyles in young people. The Guardian has reported that the France Fencing Federation has recognized lightsaber-dueling as an official sport in a move that they … [Read more...] about Use L’Force: France registers lightsaber dueling as an official sport
This was a big week for fencing in the media! Fencing found itself in a relatively large spotlight on two major, high viewership television shows and an event replay on ESPN3. First up, Tim Moorehouse fences with Kelly Rippa and Scott Wolf on LIVE with Kelly! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g8VssKOCS0 Although the video above heavily features fencing, the entire … [Read more...] about Fencing in the Media Friday Roundup: Chopped, Live with Kelly, and more
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 sports have had issues with the playing fields they have … [Read more...] about Please Say No to Fencing on Concrete!
Note: A few days after the initial launch of the USA Fencing site many of the errors highlighted in this article have been corrected. US Fencing launched a new version of their web site today and it seems to have been built without thought to the multiple audience personas that would benefit from the information contained on US Fencing. On my first glance, this launch is … [Read more...] about Assessing the US Fencing Site Redesign – Initial Reaction
Eric and Lauren are fencers that I know from meeting them in Atlanta. This past year they got married and their wedding photographer reached out to me with these photographs from the wedding that incorporated a fencing theme. Thanks to Claire Diana Photography for the write up below and the amazing photos. Lauren & Eric met in 2010 while on the Georgia Tech fencing … [Read more...] about Eric and Lauren’s Fencing Themed Wedding