Using Non-Combativity as a Tactic

In the 2012 Milwaukee Division I Men’s Epee NAC, Benjamin Wieder was facing Jimmy Moody in the round of 32. Moody secured a 4-5 touch lead at the end of period one. Entering period 2, Moody proceeded to withdraw his blade from reach, fully understanding that Wieder’s forte was in his blade work. Wieder desperately…

An Interview with Fencing Legend Sergei Golubitsky

Speak to any fencer, regardless of his/her weapon, and the name “Sergei Golubitsky” echoes in the fencing world as the name “Michael Jordan” does in Basketball or the name “Muhammad Ali” in boxing. Growing up in Florida and learning fencing, the maestro of our salle would always have Golubitsky’s “Golden Bouts” DVD playing, highlighting his…

Breaking Down the Film: 2012 NAC Division I Women’s Epee Gold Medal Bout—Maya Lawrence v. Ashley Severson

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVXg-8r3Wqc&w=420&h=315%5D The 2012 Milwaukee North American Cup Division I Women’s Epee final gave us a wonderful 15-14 showdown that placed Olympic Team Bronze Medalist Maya Lawrence as the victor over Ashley Severson. Severson deserves a lot of credit for her resiliency throughout the day, after losing a close bout in repechage 15-14 to Maria…