Breaking Down the Film: 2013 Junior Olympic Cadet Men’s Epee Gold Medal Bout—Feihong Rodell vs. Justin Yoo

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzDP4G3Oi7Q&w=420&h=315%5D Period 1: Rodell comes off the line aggressively working his tip on Yoo. Rodell gets perhaps a little bit too close in his preparations and Yoo capitalizes with a deep low line lunge and last second disengage. 1-0 Yoo. Yoo begins the second touch by drawing Rodell away from the middle of the…

Tales of Epic Black Cards

In the lore of fencing whifferniny, no badge of dishonor resonates with more epic power than that of a fencing black card. Eurosport enthusiasts would believe that the penalty card system ends at yellow and red; but, Fencing is so cool that you can get a black card, which means you’re knocked the F out…

The Washington Times– A parent’s guide to fencing tournaments

The people-watching associated with fencing is often as entertaining as the sport itself—and this couldn’t be truer when it comes to watching parents during a tournament. Parents during tournaments can range from enthusiastic cheerleaders to coaches (either actual coaches or parents who think they know something when they don’t) and to parents you would think…