2016 Grand Open Tournament and Gala

Celebrate February 20th and 21st! Mid-South Fencers Club is proud to celebrate it’s ninth year as a stand-alone fencing club by presenting the 8th Annual Grand Open. This year we look forward to welcoming all of the fencers, coaches, and families, as well as our friends, old and new, to help celebrate another year of teaching and promoting the sport of fencing in North Carolina. In addition to high quality refereeing Mid-South tournaments pride themselves on providing, [Read More]

2016 Year in Preview

Happy New Year! Cheers to setting expectations of good health and strong fencing for 2016. LEARN. Did you know we have free intro classes monthly? Get started now! TRAIN. Our weekly practice schedule offers flexibility and support for optimal training and developing fencing excellence. COMPETE. Goals are good and competition offers testing grounds for your training strengths and limitations as well as offering opportunities for life skill development unavailable in any classroom. Also, fencing teammate friendships last a [Read More]

Parent, Coach and Spectator Agreement for Mid-South Fencers’ Club Tournaments and Events

Mid-South values creating a healthy sport environment for our fencers and recognizes building and maintaining a culture of positive sportsmanship requires cooperation among parents, coaches and spectators and also visiting families of opponents and their coaches. In order for fencers to grow as athletes, boundaries and guidelines must be set regarding the expectations of how parents, coaches and spectators will act. We agree all individuals in our venue are expected to do the following: Show [Read More]

Saber Colloquium and USFCA Accreditation Testing Announced

Attention saber fencers, coaches and referees! Please join for a unique weekend opportunity designed specifically for the advancement of saber development in the United States. In addition, there will be opportunity for US Fencing Coaches Association Accreditation. Who: Ed Korfanty, US National Sabre Coach When: Sept 4-6, 2015 Where: Mid-South Fencers’ Club 125 N. Gregson Street Durham, NC 27712 Host Hotel: Marriott Residence Inn 1108 West Main Street Durham, NC 27701 (.1 mile from fencing [Read More]

2015 Grand Open Schedule of Events

We hope you will join us this weekend to celebrate fencing! Saturday: 9:00AM – Open epee start time, club will open at 8AM. 11:00AM – Y-14 sabre start time 2:00PM – Open sabre start time 4:00pm – Carolina Brewery and Chirba Chirba arriving for set-up 6:00pm – Finals Event and Presentations We are selling VIP tickets for the finals event. The money we collect will go specifically to our floor maintenance scheduled for this summer. [Read More]

Winter Roadtrips and Bringing Celebrations Home

March madness is just around the corner! But, February, in the sport fencing world, was packed… ACC Fencing Championships I haven’t been so excited about a championship event in my life ever. The expansion of the ACC to include teams outside of the Atlantic Coast has meant something good for fencing. Namely, the return of the ACC Fencing Championships after a 34 year hiatus. It excites me that Mid-South contributed fencers and spectators to this first event. I [Read More]

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Monday, Nov 24th Fitness 6:15-7:15 Blue Knights 4-5pm Pre-Competitive Youth 5-6:30pm Travel Team 6:30-8:30pm Foil Focus Practice 7:30-9:30pm Tuesday, Nov 25th Yoga 8:30-9:30am Homeschool Fencing 1-2:30pm 5:30-7:30 Youth Sabre Practice 7:30-9:30 Sabre Focused Member Practice CLOSED Wednesday & Thursday for Thanksgiving Holiday (Except for 6:15-7:15 Fitness on Wednesday) Friday, Nov 28th OPEN ALL DAY 9am – 6pm, 15% off all in stock items and logo wear Register here for Black Friday Tournament 10am: Open Epee – Registration [Read More]

All I Want for Christmas is Six Days of Fencing Camp

Here it is! The 2013 Holiday Season schedule. The emails are rolling in regarding practice times and camp placements so I know folks are ready to plan – or party, hopefully both! Here is what is happening as we head into the New Year: Sunday, December 15th: Priority On Youth starts at 12:00pm.  Registration is on askfred.  Monday, Dec 23rd 7:30pm Member Class – all weapons – Last Seasonal Classes of 2013 at 5:00pm and [Read More]

Team, Community and Fencing Sport Connected

Fall 2013 marks a move for Mid-South Fencers’ Club as it transforms downtown Durham to a bit of sport fencing heaven.  On the corners of N. Gregson and Morgan Streets, in the Brightleaf district of Durham, Mid-South Fencers’ Club will double its current floor space that currently exists at the 1104 Broad Street location. Opening date has been suggested to be November 1st. Nestled inside the old Clear Vue Glass wear house, the fencing club [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]