The Better Part of Valor

Training for judicious fencing with the Jar of Pain guest post from Andreas “Dre” Orphanides If you stop by Mid-South on a Saturday afternoon, instead of the shuffle of feet and delicate clacking of Olympic fencing weapons, you might encounter something very different: the clang of steel on steel as two fighters attempt to best each other at historical German longsword combat. German longsword has been offered at the club since 2015, and in contrast to Olympic [Read More]

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]

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]

#fencingmob #gomidsouth

Sunday, September 7th, Mid-South Fencers Club joined fencers around the world by participating in a world wide #fencingmob.  USA Fencing, in association with the Italian Fencing Federation, set aside September 7th as an opportunity to promote the sport. At 7P.M. fencers from Mid-South swarmed the iconic CCB Plaza, bringing the international effort to the heart of Durham.  Many thanks to all who participated and for spreading the word to over 5,000 viewers around the world. [Read More]

Mid-South Welcomes New Coach Joe Pipkin

Mid-South Fencers’ Club is pleased to announce a new full-time addition to the coaching staff, Joe Pipkin. Joe comes back to North Carolina via the Fencer’s Club of Arizona. Pipkin is a Prévot de Sabre and past student of Moniteur Charles E. Greene II, and Maître Ronald Miller, PhD, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Over the past three and a half years Joe has supervised significant aspects of training most recently [Read More]


Fall Holiday Special Opened/Closed Dates

Quarterly classes are not scheduled through the week of December 27 through December 31st. All member classes are scheduled to be held Monday, December 27th through December 30th. During this week the club will be open for members from 5:30pm and will close at 9:30pm. Holiday closed dates are as follows: Friday, Dec. 24th Club Closed Saturday, Dec. 25th Club Closed Friday, Dec. 31st Club closed Saturday, January 1st Club closed All the coaches and [Read More]


Junior Men’s Sabre JO Qualifiers

Mason Erb won the Junior Olympic Junior Men’s Sabre qualifier, topping teammate Travis Clarkson, who came in second. Nathaniel Gass tied for third- all three qualified for the Junior Olympics in Dallas, TX, in February. In the Junior Women’s Sabre, Joey Lew gained the gold medal, with clubmates Kaitlin Crenshaw and Claire Carson rounding out second and third. All three qualified for this year’s Junior Olympics.