2018 Summer National Championship Announcement

Mid-South Fencers’ Club is proud to announce our team list of competitors for the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge. The tournament will take place over June 28th-July 7th in St. Louis, Missouri. Mid-South Fencers’ Club would like to acknowledge the effort and commitment of these fencers and their families who are representing our club and North Carolina. Participants include: BADGER, Carl V60MS, VTMMS CARRASCO, Elle Y10WS CHAN, Leanne JNRWS, D1WS, CDTWS CHAVES, Matthew Y12MS [Read More]

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]

🌞 What to do about SUMMER?🌞

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]

Mid-South Fencers Set for Junior Olympic Championships

Congratulations to the Mid-South fencers who qualified and will travel to Memphis, Tenn on the weekend of February 16-19th to participate in the 2018 Junior Olympic Championships: Skyler Hoffman (Durham, NC) Leo Tamburro (Cary, NC) Dylan Woodward (Chapel Hill, NC) Leanne Chan (Durham, NC) Aelex Conqiusta (Durham, NC) Sky Miller (Durham, NC) Iman Tucker (Cary, NC) First time Junior Olympics include: Hoffman, Conqiusta and Tucker. Athletes competing this weekend will be coached by Jeff Kallio [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]

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]

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]

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]