Adult Fencing Academy to Launch March 19th

In an effort to connect beginner adults to training, allowing adults to enjoy our sport more efficiently and cost effectively, we are evolving our youth academy program. Beginning March 19th, we will add an exclusive adult class for this population of developing fencers. The adult version of our academy program will meet between 7:30-9pm on Mondays, and include instruction in all three Olympic weapons. Cost is $110 a month and includes use of all equipment [Read More]

Summer Fitness Challenge

It is summertime at Mid-South! Let’s shift our training focus a little bit, perhaps out of our comfort zone, and have some fun! You’ve probably heard a lot about our summer camps, but what if you are traveling a lot, vacationing, or perhaps you need a boost in your current fitness routine to kick-start your 2015-2016 season? This program is for you. The Summer Fitness Challenge is open to all members and their families. The exercises will be [Read More]

 
 

Mid-South Sweeps Sabre Golds at Divisional Events!

Fencers from the Mid-South Fencers' Club swept the sabre Gold Medals at the Youth and Senior Divisional Qualifiers. These events qualified fencers to the National Championships, to be held this July in San Jose, California. In addition, MSFC teams took both the Junior and Senior sabre Gold Medals.

Avonlea Bryant-Comstock won every women's event contested, taking home the gold in the Under 14, Under 16, and Senior divisions. Charlie Dobbins took the Under 16 gold medal, and defended his title from last year's Senior Championships. Ryder Darwin won the Men's Under 14 event.

 

Now Open!

The MSFC is now open at 1104 C Broad Street, in Durham, NC. The first group classes start Monday, January 28th. Come by and see our new space, sign up for beginning fencing lessons, or bring your equipment for bouting. We hope to see you soon!

 

Club Facility Update

The MSFC's club location in downtown Durham is nearing completion! All of the basic configuration is in place, the electrical improvements are complete, and the overhead scoring systems are in place. Work begins this week on the new playing floor, which will have six full-sized electric strips. The club staff will be hanging the club's collection of fencing-related art over the next week, helping to create a welcoming atmosphere for athletes and fencers' families.

We hope to see you there soon- remember that classes start on January 28th!

 

Before and After…

We haven’t quite got the “After” photos together, but we’re publishing some pictures of our space under renovation. The demolition, plumbing and most of the electrical has been completed, with the cosmetic work soon to start. This includes the fencing-specific gym floor, the painting, and hanging of the club’s collection of fencing memorobilia. The aesthetics of the club are intended to preserve the unique historical aspects of the building. Exposed mechanical and electrical systems, unfinished [Read More]