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]

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]

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]

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]

NC Fencers Head to the Capitol for Major Youth Competition

Sixteen fencers from Mid-South Fencers’ Club will travel this Friday to National Harbor, Maryland this weekend to compete in what is known as the ‘largest youth fencing event’ in the United States. Capitol Clash, a Super Youth Circuit event, is set to start this Saturday, January 13th, and run through the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Good luck to these fencers: Elle Carrasco Evan Fruth Guillaume Preud’homme Phoebe Todd Matthew Chaves Connor Woodward Dylan Woodward [Read More]

Preventing Sexual Abuse In Your Fencing Club

Fencing clubs are locations where children recreate and spend large amounts of their developmental time growing their passion for sport fencing. Fencing clubs should be incredibly supportive and enriching environments for an individual. Community is essential to this development. Therefore, it is also essential, as an adult member of a fencing community, you feel obligated and empowered to understand sexual abuse and take preventive measures to protect the children in your community. All adults in [Read More]

Badger Makes WORLD TEAM 2017 – Team Shines at Summer National Championships

The 2016-2017 competition season was an exciting one for Mid-South Fencers’ Club. We had great representation at the Summer National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah in July. Mid-South returned home with 4 medals, we had 13 athletes competing in a field of 4,052 fencers from 362 different fencing clubs. We’re proud of how everyone fenced and are excited to start into the new season. Congratulations to the Carl BADGER who, for the second year in [Read More]

Summer Schedule 2017

Summer is BIG ENERGY at Mid-South! Check us out month to month: JUNE Our current Academy Class and Practice Schedule continues throughout the entire month of June. June 19th-23rd – Cary Academy – Olympic Fencing – AM 4th-6th grade, PM 7th-9th grade – $195.00 – FULL CAMP June 19th-23rd – Mid-South Fencers’ Club – Beginner to Intermediate Olympic Fencing – 9-3:30pm, $285.00 – FULL CAMP June 26th-30th – Mid-South Fencers’ Club – High Performance Camp [Read More]

Duke Hosts ACC Fencing Championships

The ACC Fencing Championships will be hosted by Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina this weekend. For fencers, this will be the first time competing inside Cameron Indoor Stadium. Live coverage will be on the ACC Network Extra beginning at 12:30pm on Saturday, and 11:30am on Sunday. Commentators include former Olympian Iris Zimmerman, and USA Fencing President Don Anthony. ACC teams competing: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Duke University Boston College University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame women’s and [Read More]