Product Review: Lancet Fencing Ambidextrous Peregrine Grip

Disclaimer: This grip was purchased by the author and not provided by Lancet Fencing. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by Lancet Fencing and/or its affiliates in any way. Giving an ambidextrous lesson can be a clunky affair when you’re carrying one weapon in each hand. One weapon’s pointed … Continue reading Product Review: Lancet Fencing Ambidextrous Peregrine Grip

Explaining the new “Unwillingness to Fight” (P-Card) Conventions (and other refereeing notes from the NAC)

Another NAC done and some more reflections to write down. Here's what you need to know about the new P-Card conventions and other little nuggets I thought I'd share. Enforcing Unwillingness to Fight: the New Interpretation For the last season, most international competitions have changed the conventions around enforcement of P-Card rules to include resetting … Continue reading Explaining the new “Unwillingness to Fight” (P-Card) Conventions (and other refereeing notes from the NAC)

All That’s Wrong with the 2022-2023 NAC Schedule: in Four Maps

On July 19, 2022, USA Fencing announced the National Schedule for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Allow me to begin this post with two acknowledgments: The contracts for these venues were likely locked in long before the Supreme Court issued the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health DecisionNAC locations are determined based on which metropolitan hubs are … Continue reading All That’s Wrong with the 2022-2023 NAC Schedule: in Four Maps

Defining the Oh $@&# Moment: Knowing When it’s Time to Strike Your Opponent

Oh $@&# Moments Defined At the highest levels of fencing, the window to attack is often small. Perhaps it comes on a small flinch of the opponent, or they step in close for just one moment too long. Perhaps they change direction with just a little bit too deep a step, or they overcommit in … Continue reading Defining the Oh $@&# Moment: Knowing When it’s Time to Strike Your Opponent

The Modern Epee Fencer (a Qualitative Summary of my Thesis)

The Modern Epee Fencer © Damien Lehfeldt The Modern Epee Fencer is a Daredevil They fence at lunge distance, daring the other to encroach even one inch too close, applying pressure with varying preparation while the pulling fencer disrupts their opponent with provoking half advances and beats. The Modern Epee Fencer, as Clement Schrepfer describes … Continue reading The Modern Epee Fencer (a Qualitative Summary of my Thesis)

A Parent’s Guide to Fencing: Downloadable eBook & Webinar

Fencing Parents 101 Seminar Hey everyone, for our parents at Nova Fencing Club, I've put together this guide on Fencing, and included a recording of the Webinar as well. Please feel free to download and share. I hope this is a valuable resources for parents of fencers at all levels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCpGSJvAfRE&t=243s&ab_channel=PresidentOfChina Webinar NOVA_Fencing-for-Parents-101_v01.0_2022-04-15Download