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

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

Guest Post #4: A Parent’s Journey to Becoming a Good Fencing Parent

Yesterday, I wrote a post for the Washington Times titled "Athletes and parents: A parent’s guide to fencing tournaments." Today, established Women's Epee Fencer, Dr. Valerie Asher weights in with a thoughtful response on her own journey to learning how to be a good fencing parent. Dr. Asher is a member of the DC Fencers … Continue reading Guest Post #4: A Parent’s Journey to Becoming a Good Fencing Parent

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

Breaking Down the Film: 2013 Junior Olympic Men’s Epee Gold Medal Bout—Ace Eldeib vs. Ari Simmons

Original Video Can be Found Here Period 1: Simmons and Eldeib begin the bout at large distance, with Simmons preparing with half advance and half extension to draw out Eldeib’s attack because of Eldeib’s significant height advantage. Eldeib takes 3-2 lead by baiting Simmons’ attack and countering before Simmons’ front foot is able to hit … Continue reading Breaking Down the Film: 2013 Junior Olympic Men’s Epee Gold Medal Bout—Ace Eldeib vs. Ari Simmons

The Washington Times- An Interview with Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse

When I began my fencing career at Brandeis University, there was one benchmark for fencing success that every fencer strove to match: Tim Morehouse. “We live in Tim Morehouse’s shadow,” our captain used to say. Morehouse cast a large shadow after a storied career at Brandeis, which featured three all-American titles—a feat no fencer has … Continue reading The Washington Times- An Interview with Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse

The Washington Times- Predicting the 2013 NCAA Fencing Championships

The 2013 NCAA Championships are scheduled to take place in over a month from now in San Antonio Texas, but it’s never too early to make predictions. This championship will feature an array of 2012 London Olympics, ten reigning or former NCAA champions, and dozens of fencers ranked at the top of the United States … Continue reading The Washington Times- Predicting the 2013 NCAA Fencing Championships