My New Year’s Resolution is to Have no New Year’s Resolutions

2012 marked one of the best years of my life, and it will be hard to top, undoubtedly. To begin this post, I will require a little tooting of my own horn, so apologies in advance. Over the course of this year, I qualified my first (and hopefully not last student) for the Olympics, took … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution is to Have no New Year’s Resolutions

An Interview with 2012 NCAA Epee Fencing Champion Jonathan Yergler

At the young age of 10, you could tell Jonathan Yergler had a rare knack for the game of fencing. My mother once turned to me during a tournament and said: "That boy is going to be an Olympian one day." I agreed. I have had the pleasure of being Jonathan's teammate at various Florida … Continue reading An Interview with 2012 NCAA Epee Fencing Champion Jonathan Yergler

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 … Continue reading An Interview with Fencing Legend Sergei Golubitsky

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

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 Alejandra Trumble, … Continue reading Breaking Down the Film: 2012 NAC Division I Women’s Epee Gold Medal Bout—Maya Lawrence v. Ashley Severson

Guest Post #3: Brawn Over Brains? Putting Non-Combativity in Perspective (By Alex Powell)

Talking to fencers about the rule book is like listening to Rabbis study the Talmud. After Mike Still’s thoughtful post in favor of non-combativity, another Brandeis teammate Alex Powell has provided my third guest post against the non-combativity rules. He’s a smart child. I included a picture of me hitting him with a fleche because … Continue reading Guest Post #3: Brawn Over Brains? Putting Non-Combativity in Perspective (By Alex Powell)

Guest Post #2: Non-Combativity, Bringing the Attention to Epee (By Mike Still)

Hey faithful readers! I am pleased to include my former college teammate Mike Still, who has been kind of enough to provide my second guest post. Here, Mike discusses non-combativity and what it has brought to the game of fencing (namely epee).I plan to do a post soon on how to properly incorporate the rule … Continue reading Guest Post #2: Non-Combativity, Bringing the Attention to Epee (By Mike Still)