Blog: Fencing

Understanding Priority or ‘Right of Way’

Understanding Priority or ‘Right of Way’

In foil and sabre, the priority or ‘right of way’ is one of the most difficult concepts in fencing to understand. For these two weapons, there is no such thing as a double hit; only one fencer can score at any moment in the bout. If only one light comes up for one side or … Understanding Priority or ‘Right of Way’ Read More » ...
How to Watch a Fencing Bout

How to Watch a Fencing Bout

When you watch a fencing bout, what exactly are you looking at? Newcomers to competition, including parents, partners and even some of the new fencers may find it confusing to watch and, more importantly, understand fencing. It is a fast sport fought in short bouts (fights) according to strict technical rules with little time to … How to Watch a Fencing Bout Read More » ...
It’s OK to not be OK (re-post)

It’s OK to not be OK (re-post)

“It’s okay to not be okay. You’re allowed to change your mind, to take a break or leave a situation you don’t feel comfortable in. There’s no need to blame yourself for any of those things just like there’s no need to feel bad about feeling bad. We should all be allowed to fall apart sometimes … It’s OK to not be OK (re-post) Read More » ...
Fencing: priority over oncoming traffic

Fencing: priority over oncoming traffic

In a previous post, we looked at the priority weapons, foil and sabre, attempting to untangle the issues of fencing time and what constitutes priority over oncoming traffic. In short, priority (or right-of-way as it is also known) is the set of rules used to determine who is awarded the point when there is a … Fencing: priority over oncoming traffic Read More » ...
The Light of Life – Video Showcase

The Light of Life – Video Showcase

I have no idea how to pronounce Akademia Szermierzy, but what matters is the showcase video the Polish crew have put out on their YouTube channel  – The Light of Life: fencing with epee, sabre, rapier and longsword. ...