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This Parry Riposte’s for You 0

This Parry Riposte’s for You

As we all know, fencing is in BIG TROUBLE! Dark Forces are at work and fencing may be dropped from the Olympics. Now I know you’re thinking: “Wait a minute! They’re considering adding men’s...

The Fencer’s Song (to the tune of “The Lumberjack Song” by Monty Python) 0

The Fencer’s Song (to the tune of “The Lumberjack Song” by Monty Python)

I’m a fencer and I’m okay I attack all night and retreat all day I wear a mask, a leather glove A jacket and lamé In my dreams, I’m d’Artagnon The hero of the...

Random quips, jokes and nonsense about fencing 0

Random quips, jokes and nonsense about fencing

What do you call a French Sabre fencer? – A Hungarian wannabee What do you call a Hungarian Foil fencer? – A French wannabee What do you call an American Fencer? – Immigrant ***...

Olympic Fencing 0

Olympic Fencing

One day, when the Olympics were held in England, Patrick, Angus, and Reginald wanted to get into the venue to watch the games. “Tickets, please,” said the gate attendant. “But we haven’t got tickets,”...

Fencing Glossary (humor) 0

Fencing Glossary (humor)

Abstain: French for “so sorry, I wasn’t paying attention.” Advance: Forward motion made by male fencers toward female fencers, usually resulting in a three-yard penalty, a red card, and a slap across the face....

Everything I Know About Fencing I Learned at the Movies 0

Everything I Know About Fencing I Learned at the Movies

The following are well-recognized scoring “moves” in fencing competitions. Some require additional props, but most can be improvised. The Back up the Stairs Retreat Usually executed mid-match, this maneuver features one combatant backing up...

Lock up Your Silver: There’s Fencers in Town 0

Lock up Your Silver: There’s Fencers in Town

You can pick them out of the crowd. They travel in little groups that have “Attitude” written all over them. They sneer. They like to jostle strangers and push elderly women into the bus...