The temporary rules change commonly known as the “Russian Box of Death” is now dead, according to several reputable sources. For the last 8 months, sabreurs have been coming on guard 3 meters apart instead of the regular 4 as a part of a trial period for an experimental rule change. This weekend, the FIE have decided to end the testing period and have declined to adopt the … [Read more...] about FIE Repeals the Russian Box of Death
The Fencing Ref Welcome to the new column The Fencing Ref where we will explore a variety of issues that referees deal with. There will also be hints, tips and suggestions for referees of all levels. Refereeing is arguably one of the most difficult jobs that people take on, second only to parenting or possibly being leader of the free world. And yet, they, as a group, … [Read more...] about Fencing Ref: Being a Referee
This particular call is hard. It further demonstrates the danger of only watching one fencer and looking for a mistake.
This video replay call comes from Reddit. Take a look at the video here and read about how to call this action below: [gfycat data_id="VagueSimplisticGentoopenguin"] Who gets awarded the point? (Post from user toolofthedevil:) This particular call is hard. It further demonstrates the danger of only watching one fencer and looking for a mistake. If you only watch the … [Read more...] about Making the call – Attacks in Foil
As of September 1st, 2014 fencers at FIE competitions will need to adhere to the new ruling on fencing masks needing two independent security devices. This was already discussed in the Armory section of the Forums when Alex Paul posted a FAQ on the new mask rule and how it impacts the current masks. The text of the FIE letter from July 15, 2014: We wish to inform you that … [Read more...] about New FIE Rule for Fencing Masks
USA Fencing has adopted the recent rule changes made by the FIE as of April 1. These changes are now in effect: · Simple corps-a-corps in foil and saber is no longer a group 1 offense. When there is a simple corps-a-corps, halt should be called, and the fencers placed back on guard. Corps-a-corps to avoid a touch and corps-a-corps with jostling are still group 1 … [Read more...] about New Rules in Effect