Our Field of Play: The Piste

In modern fencing, the piste or strip is the playing area. A regulation piste is 14 meters long and between 1.5 and 2 meters wide. This narrow pathway is where all of our fencing activity will take place, and why our movements are so linear in nature. Fencers must be...

London 2012 Fencing

I realize that this year’s Olympic Games have come and gone, but this video is a snazzy look at what international fencing is like. The montage takes a brief look at each of the three weapons, and you get a sense of the energy that you’ll find at events of...