Duke Basketball Meets Duke Fencing

Is fencing for everyone? Well, I think that is for each individual to decide for themselves. But I know that everyone can learn how to fence, even basketball players, and everyone can gain something from learning the sport. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not...
Fencing and the Universe

Fencing and the Universe

Surfing the Internet isn’t always the most productive pastime, but once in a while it does pay off. I ran across another blog of a fencer, Jacqueline Kory, who is a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab in the Personal Robots Group. Her research focuses on...
Sneak Peek: Raider Rally Flyer

Sneak Peek: Raider Rally Flyer

I’ve been working on the plans for the upcoming school year since the start of club fencing at Harrison High School is only a couple of months away (give or take a few weeks). Harrison hosts the Raider Rally, which is a day-long orientation for incoming freshman...

You Are What You Eat

Today’s post kicks off a new category for our blog, Food and Nutrition. After witnessing some of your eating habits at the last tournament, I feel compelled step in and offer some advice and suggestions on foods and snacks to help keep your energy up for a...
Fencing Etiquette

Fencing Etiquette

We’re continuing with our subject series for this week, strip etiquette. Most of this will be covered in practice, but there are a few tips here that we may not have covered yet. Proper Etiquette (Salutes and Decorum on the Strip) After you have hooked up, been...
21 Rules and Truisms of Fencing

21 Rules and Truisms of Fencing

This coming week, in preparation for our first tournament as a club, I will be posting information about etiquette, bouts, directors, etc. The following list was borrowed from the Pierpont Fencing Club website in Burbank, California. I have edited a few small things,...

2013 Fencing Recap

Had to share this video I ran across during my meanderings online. Most of the bouts in the video are sabre bouts, but no matter what your preference in weapons may be, you can still appreciate the finesse and skill in each of the...