Monday, April 14, 2014

Congratulations to our Swords fencers who competed in Minneapolis this past weekend!

The Div I National Championships along with a Vet NAC were held this past weekend in Minneapolis, MN. The top Div I fencers competed in the championships and veteran fencers took to the piste to continue to vie for a spot on the US National team.

In Div I Men's Epee, Joey Rafidi put up a great showing and finished 13th after he lost to the eventual Div I Men's Champion, Yeisser Ramirez, 15-11.

In the Vet-50 Women's epee and Vet-50 Men's epee events, Mary Huang and Jim Beihold each finished a strong 12th in their respective events.

Congratulations to our fencers for finishing strong. Keep up the good work!

Full results can be found here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Division I Championships being held in Minneapolis

The cream of the crop will gather from around the country to fence and compete at the Div I National Championships this upcoming weekend April 11th-13th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Every competitor can only qualify by earning Div I points at NACs by placing in the top 32 or by placing in the top 8 in last year's Div IA event. Either way, it will be a small tough field to contend with. Also being held are the Vet individual and Vet team NAC events.

Wish good luck to Swords fencers Joey Rafidi for taking on the Div I Men's Epee event, Jim Beihold in the Men's Veteran Event, and Mary Huang for competing in the Vet-50 event.

Coach Tigran Shaginian will be there to provide support and hopefully help our fencers medal! Good luck and keep up the good work!

World Championship Fencing Tournament held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria!

Watch live feed on the FIE YouTube channel or go to for paper results of all the tournaments.

Congrats to SoCal fencers Justin Yoo, Kasia Nixon, and Charlie Horowitz for going and representing the US in epee.

To compete at this level is what our competitive students strive for. Keep working hard and it will happen. 

Swords Women's Epee Tournament

Come and fence in Swords Women's Epee Tournament. It will be held Saturday April 19th at 1pm at our new Burbank studio location at 134 S. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502. Please pre-register and pay online here. The tournament is $20 and you must have USFA membership to fence. Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Congrats to the Summer National Qualifiers from Swords

We had a few fencers compete in this past weekend's qualifier and had some qualifiers!

Congratulations to Christopher Kim for placing 3rd in Y14 Men's epee. Great job! Congrats to Emon Daroian for placing 6th and qualifying for both Div II and III! Great job to Jonah DiPaola for finishing 3rd in Div III Men's Epee and earning his E14! Great job! Congrats to Tiffany Lu for qualifying for Y14 Women's Foil! Great job guys and keep up the good work!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Meade Anderson RYC Results

Congratulations to our Swords fencers with their performance at the Meade Anderson RYC 2014 held at LAIFC.

Great job to our budding young talent!

Y10 Men's Epee
6th - Stafford Moosekian
9th - Edward Lee

Y10 Women's Foil
7th - Mia Senderov

Y12 Men's Epee
2nd - Alexander Mazyan
3rd - Christopher Kim
9th - Stafford Moosekian

Y12 Women's Epee
3rd - Annette Lee

Y12 Women's Foil
3rd - Tiffany Lu

Y14 Women's Foil
7th - Tiffany Lu

Full results can be found here.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Congratulations to Nicole Agob on her promising Junior Olympics performance!

Congratulations are in order to Nicole Agob as she finishes her last year in Y14 by placing 10th in both Junior and Cadet women's epee at the 2014 Junior Olympics held in Portland, Oregon.

Nicole has worked hard and her dedication is showing through. She fought a tough Junior top 16 bout against Dariya Yefremenko from Medeo who eventually took the Gold in the event, earning her B14. In the Cadet event, she was a little flustered and let Emily Cabral from San Diego beat her in the top 16 bout, but Nicole also re-earned her B14 in the same weekend.

Her coaches and Nicole recognize what she needs to work on and they all look forward to a great season ahead! Congratulations Nicole and keep up the good work!