A Call for Change

Upon reading, reflecting, and listening, our organization asks, “Are we doing enough to fight racism in our club, in our community, in our sport?” Here is where the Mid-South Fencers’ Club is today. I hope this post will promote more open dialogue about leveling the playing field in our sport. The recent racist comments and firing of an NCAA coach in addition to the Black Lives Matter movement should force all sport institutions, like fencing [Read More]

Mid-South Zoom Procedures

Mid-South Families, With the rapid addition of online learning we have learned a lot about strengths and limitations of a new medium of instruction. We are adding the guidelines below in order to help monitor and protect our community.  – Updated Member Form (updated soon for the 2020-2021 Season):  Each year a parent or guardian signs a participant agreement form. The updated form will be similar to the ones you have read and signed in [Read More]

Miller on Ballot for USA Fencing Board of Directors

With pride, Mid-South Fencers’ would like to endorse Vickie Miller for the USA Fencing Board At-Large Director! Vickie explains why it is best to vote for her on her website, which is fabulous. Her credentials say a lot about her capabilities. However, we’d figure you’d like to hear from the USA Fencing club she’s worked most closely with. What do we think about Mrs. Miller? First, we know her as a fencing mom. Despite our [Read More]

*Updated* Virtual Training Schedule

We’re adapting! We are shifting our classes to include more interaction and fencer participation.  Email a Coach for login information.  🟣*NEW* Mid-South LIVE  Interactive Classes STARTING TONIGHT Monday @ 6:00-7:30pm, Saber Focused Virtual Practice – All Welcome! Tuesday @ 7:00-8:00pm, Saber Partner Drills, You will need a buddy/family member with safe equipment or second saber. This is geared for families! Thursday @ 7:00-8:30pm, Saber Intensive Footwork and Drills.  All Welcome! What you need: Space you [Read More]

Mid-South Community Notice 4/16/2020

Usually this type of communication comes in the form of a “Weeklyish Newsletter” via email to our members. We are making our communication more transparent and available to our greater fencing community who will be impacted by the rapid social changes occurring due to Covid-19. Thank you in advance for taking care of and supporting each other. We are asking for the combined and focused strength of our community today.  First, we are asking our [Read More]

Mid-South Virtual Classes & Training

Mid-South Fencers’ Club is offering Virtual Classes and Training for our community during this time. Our Coaching staff has been hard at work creating online content and compiling resources for our club. We look forward to seeing you online! Mid-South Academy Virtual Class Schedule: Tuesday @ 1pm – Youth Saber Academy with Coach Jeff Wednesday @ 5pm – Youth Saber Academy with Coach Jeff Wednesday @ 7pm – Epee’ Academy with Coach Chris Thursday @ [Read More]

Mid-South Community Notice 3/18/2020

Dear Fencing Community: Cheers to creative ingenuity and forward thinking! We are in an unusual time and our staff appreciates everyone’s patience as we find ways to adapt in order to support those on the front line combating COVID-19 and to sustain our club.  We want to be clear our intentions are to put our healthcare providers and their families first. The USA Fencing national office emailed a notice to all club owners yesterday: that [Read More]

Mid-South Community Notice 3/15/2020

Usually this type of communication comes in the form of a “Weeklyish Newsletter” via email to our members. We are making our communication more transparent and available to our greater fencing community who will be impacted by the rapid social changes occurring and by our club’s schedule adjustments. Thank you in advance for taking care of and supporting each other. Dear Fencing Community: New information about the coronavirus COVID-19 is being shared and thank goodness [Read More]

Mid-South Community Notice 3/14/2020

Usually this type of communication comes in the form of a “Weeklish Newsletter” via email to our members. We are making our communication more transparent and available to our greater fencing community who will be impacted by the rapid social changes occurring and our club’s schedule. Thank you in advance for taking care of and supporting each other.  Dear Fencing Community: In the past week, while the Club has been open, Jeff and I want [Read More]

Team Prepared for 2020 Junior Olympic Championships

Congratulations to the Mid-South fencers who qualified and will travel to Columbus, Ohio on the weekend of February 14-17th to participate in the 2020 Junior Olympic Championships: Sky Miller (Senior, Durham School of the Arts) Sky holds an A19 classification with USA Fencing and is ranked 12th in the nation in Junior Women’s Saber. Iman Tucker (Junior, Panther Creek High School) Iman holds a B19 classification with USA Fencing and is ranked 48th in the [Read More]