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

A Farewell to Baba: In Loving Memory of Gamal Mahmoud

Image shared from the Harvard Gazette. Photograph by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer It’s around 2005 or so. I get off the plane for a NAC in Miami and head down to baggage claim. There’s a boy waiting with his fencing bag in the terminal who looks lost. So I get my bag, approach this kid, … Continue reading A Farewell to Baba: In Loving Memory of Gamal Mahmoud

No Punches Pulled: Answering Your Questions (April 2022)

Refereeing Questions What’s the best way to control your strip as a referee? Credibility is the most important thing to establish first and foremost, and that means knowledge of the rules and the proper current application of the rules. If you show up to ref and you improperly enforce, say, the application of P-Cards or you still … Continue reading No Punches Pulled: Answering Your Questions (April 2022)

Product Review: Nike Ballestra SE2 – Nike Prices Without the Nike Quality

Disclaimer:These shoes were purchased by the author and not provided by Nike. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by Nike and/or its affiliates in any way. When I tore my Achilles several years ago, my orthopedist revealed that one of the fundamental problems that led to my tear was … Continue reading Product Review: Nike Ballestra SE2 – Nike Prices Without the Nike Quality

An Interview with 5x World Champion Peter Joppich

This Article Was Originally Published in the Washington Times. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia WASHINGTON, February 28, 2013 — Prior to the 2000’s, foil fencer Sergei Golubitsky had arguably cemented himself as the greatest foil fencer of all time, winning three world championships in a storied career. At the turn of the millennium, a young German fencer … Continue reading An Interview with 5x World Champion Peter Joppich

Parents: We Need to Talk About Your Kids’ Shoes

Author’s Note: I am not a podiatrist, nor am I an orthopedist. The recommendations in this post come from common sense and anecdotal experience. For the best recommendations on shoes specific to you, discuss it with a medical professional. The other day I was leading a footwork class. I looked down. I stopped. I called … Continue reading Parents: We Need to Talk About Your Kids’ Shoes