Mid-South Team Heads to Richmond

Twenty athletes from Mid-South Fencers’ Club will travel to Richmond, VA this weekend for the April NAC (North American Cup). Competitive event categories include: Division 1 & Wheelchair National Championships, Division 3, Veterans, including a special event for age 80 category. Mid-South Fencers’ will have participants in each competitive category of fencing. Good luck to: Tammy Jackson Markus Lang Robert Clinton Kevin Zhou Tom Bryan Mike Nicholson Stephen Pashby Xavier Preud’Homme Victor Minton Sky Miller [Read More]

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Summer 2018 will be crackling with energy! Here’s¬†an outline of what we have planned¬†week by week: JUNE Our current¬†Academy Class and Practice Schedule¬†continues throughout the entire month of June with the exception of our Homeschool Academy class, which will end the last week of May.¬† Academy members, join your Academy Class for the Mid-South Academy Championships as each Academy Class competes to earn the most points¬†for an end-of-season¬†ice cream party. Competition day is Sunday, June [Read More]

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]

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]

Badger on VET World Championships

Carl introduced himself¬†to¬†our fencing community as a fencing parent, but after the kids headed off to college, Carl got busy¬†training. Read about Carl’s recent experience at the Veteran World Championships… Going to the Veteran World Cup in fencing is (I hope!) not just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but it was memorable and a great experience. In some ways it did not differ much from a NAC or Nationals, at least in my event. The level of [Read More]

Olympic Day 2016 Celebration

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]

2016 Fencing Summer Camp Guide

Mid-South is pleased to offer a variety of summer camps where the focus is on fun, learning, friendships and becoming great. Join Mid-South where we value personal growth, resiliency, self-confidence, and group collaborative skills from the start and carry these values on through our advanced programming, where nationally competitive athletes flourish. Summer camps are led by our highly trained and skilled professional staff in four locations across the Research Triangle. Fencing is the ultimate sport and Mid-South invites you to come test, push, and evolve [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]

The Ryder Cup Story

This fall Mid-South hosted one of the first USA Fencing RJCC (Regional Junior Cadet Circuit) events in our region, we called it, The Ryder Cup. About the same time this event was happening we were contacted by two Duke University undergraduates who were interested in using the club to put together a feature film as a course requirement. The course is called Advanced Media & Innovation, taught by Amy Unell and Carson Mataxis. This assignment [Read More]

Medieval Longsword Classes

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]