Chan’s Journey to World Championships

Leanne Chan’s fencing season took a different plan than expected since a year ago in her training. In February, Chan’s last journey was to Dubai, UAE. Chan found herself amidst the 2018 Asia Cadet & Junior Championships. Through hard work and determination, Chan is now wrapping up her season as a member of the Cadet National Team of Singapore. Chan will join her teammates abroad this week for a final training camp, where they will travel together for the Junior [Read More]

Miller’s First International Title

Durham, NC.  Sky Miller earned her first international title in Moedling, Austria over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Her Gold Medal finish is highlight of her progression this season. This was Miller’s second international competition. In early December, Miller finished 26th at her international debut in Germany. After this weekend’s result, Miller ranks 6th in the USA Cadet national rankings. Scores from this weekend’s result: Finals Miller def. Jolien Corteyn (BEL), 15-7 Semis [Read More]

US Fencing Development Status Check

On Labor Day weekend, thirty-four participants, spanning three generations of fencers aged 11 to 84, gathered to explore saber fencing. Our topics included what’s changing, what patterns are being recognized, and what work needs to be done in order to best arm our next generation of fencers. Our leader for this event was US Women’s National Saber Coach, Ed Korfanty. Our club “won” Korfanty’s visit from an Indiegogo fundraising challenge and helped open the doors [Read More]

Minton to Compete in Israel at World Maccabiah Games

David Minton, a member of Mid-South Fencers’ Club in Durham, is scheduled to compete in Jerusalem this July 21st and 22nd.  Opening ceremonies for the Maccabiah World Games are July 18th. Minton is not sure what to expect, “this is the first year for the Masters events (for fencers over forty). In past years, the Open division, has had Olympic medalists, and World Team Championship members. The competition may be very tough.” The World Games, [Read More]

 

On Becoming an Olympian

The Olympics or college? Seems like a silly question, but an article published in The Oregonian eloquently contemplated this choice for Olympic hopeful Sage Palmedo of Oregon Fencing Alliance. Sage, like every competitive fencer, faces the choice of “real life” or fencing. I call this a training commitment choice. Fencers make these choices all the time and if your passion is fencing, this is serious stuff! The article got me thinking about what a training [Read More]