Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tournaments coming up! Dual Duel and others!

Swords Fifth Annual Dual Duel
To be held Saturday July 26th at the Burbank studio located at 134 S. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502 at 1pm.
Come fence in this unique 2 vs 2 team format and see a fun side of fencing.
More info here.

Swords Unrated Youth and Women's Epee Event.
To be held Sunday July 27th at the Burbank studio located at 134 S. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502.
More info here.

Swords Unrated Youth Tournament II
To be held Saturday August 23rd at the Burbank studio located at 134 S. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502.
More info here.

3rd Annual Socal Musketeers RYC
To be held the weekend of Sept 13th and 14th at the CSUN Student Recreation Center. Pre-register and order a T-shirt today! Location may change so pre-register and get all updated info!
More info here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Swords Summer National Prep Camps

We will be having intense fencing camps the first 3 weeks of June. These camps will focus on intense conditioning, specified techniques, coached bouts, strategies, and overall fencing sense. These are mainly epee camps. If you have not been competing at a high level, please contact us at swordsinc@yahoo.com to see if you'd be at an acceptable level for the camps.

All fencers must register on AskFred.net at the following links
First week June 2 - June 6
Second week June 9 - June 13
Third week June 16 - June 20

Please pay on the first day of your arrival.

Each week is $450. There is a discount for subsequent weeks.
One week -$450
Two weeks - $850 total (1st week - $450, 2nd week - $400)
Three weeks - $1200 total (1st week - $450, 2nd week - $400, 3rd week - $350)
Daily $100

The camps run from Monday thru Friday 9am - 4pm. Lunch is provided. Depending on the number of participants, the location will vary between our two Burbank locations. Please email us with your interest in attending so that arrangements can be made.

All regular classes will still be held as usual.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Summer Nationals are coming up...

The deadline to register is May 19th. Please do so on the USFA website at www.usfencing.org

Also, please let us know if you need coaching and for what events at swordsinc@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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 http://www.fencingworldwide.com/en/ 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!