Mid-South is celebrating our first decade. CAN YOU BELIEVE ten years? While we are thinking about it, when did we actually start? Do we count the move to Durham? When we incorporated? How about when we were teaching classes at First Health of the Carolinas? Through all of our iterations, transitions, growing pains, and celebrations, Mid-South evolved due to great people who believed in a community of fighters. Now, in the year 2017, we are more strong, wise, [Read More]
The 3rd Annual Memorial Ryder Cup hosted 11 Divisions and 161 registrations in Durham, NC this past weekend. Metrics comparing the 2015 RJCC (Regional Junior and Cadet Circuit) portion of the event showed participation growth up 92% from 2015. The addition of the ROC (Regional Open Circuit), specializing in one event, Durham location, facility, and reputation of event organizers were reported as critical reasons for this increase in participation. The event holds memory to William Ryder Darwin, a [Read More]
Join Mid-South Fencers’ Club to celebrate Olympic Day 2016 on Thursday, June 23! The local fencing club in downtown Durham, NC will be offering a free introduction to fencing class for the community from 7pm until 8pm. To register for the free class, please click here. Our neighboring business, Roses’ Meats and Sweets is featuring a special hot dog on their menu for dinner from 5pm until 7pm for $9.00. Athletes and coaches will be [Read More]
Mid-South is excited to host the 4th Annual Ned Light RYC and Cadet Saber event April 1-3rd. If you are a participating athlete or family member, please read carefully, as this document includes important information regarding tournament participation and preparations needed to create an event with an outstanding display of competitive youth sport participation. We need your help to achieve this. Parking Mid-South Fencers’ Club is located at 125 North Gregson Street, Durham NC 27701. The direct [Read More]
Medieval Longsword is Mid-South’s newest program exploring the art of swordplay for those ages 16 or older. HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) is a rapidly growing martial arts movement which rediscovers various forms of historical fighting arts through research, active experimentation, and competition. Mid-South’s newest coach, Eric Guay, leads a Saturday Longsword class at Mid-South from 1:00-2:30pm. The class is focusing on the German style of Longsword utilizing synthetic bladed swords from Purpleheart Armoury. Safety and fun are [Read More]
Enrollment is open for our upcoming membership season! Please take a moment to download our 2014-2015 membership form here. More information about our various membership levels and benefits can be found on our member page. If you have any questions about membership in Mid-South Fencers Club, call our front desk at 919-286-3100 or email Jen@midsouthfencersclub.org.
Mid-South Fencers Club annual Priority on Youth Tournament Series launches Saturday, August 24. For the past 5 years this tournament series has provided a positive competitive environment allowing fencers from across the southeast to test their skills, grow, improve, and have FUN. Priority on Youth Fencers have gone on to compete and win medals at numerous USA Fencing North American Cups and USA Fencing National Championships. The 2013-2014 tournament series will feature 8 events beginning [Read More]
Mid-South will be open on the normal schedule for Friday May 24 and Saturday May 25. The club will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Friday club hours are 5:30pm until 10:00pm, and Saturday club hours are 8:30am until Noon. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!
The second in our Priority on Youth Tournament Series is quickly approaching! This tournament will take place at the Fencing Club on December 15 & 16. Information and Preregistration are available on www.askfred.net by clicking here!