The Fencers Club will not have regular fencing classes or practice this Saturday and Monday (Memorial Day).
Coach Greg is taking a well earned (and deserved) weekend off and therefore private lessons on Saturday and Monday are cancelled.
The Beginner Youth Class with Assistant Coach Jeff will be held on Sat, May 28, 9am – 10am (normal place and time)
Have a safe and fun weekend!
The members of The Fencers Club of Virginia are throwing down their gloves by challenging YOU to a PushUp Duel! We are warriors helping warriors by raising awareness to the unique needs of our Nations’ military service members, veterans, and their families, while getting strong at the same time.
Participate with us in the annual Boot Campaign’s PushUps for Charity fundraising initiative which runs from Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2016 through Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.
This event is in the planning stages, so stay tuned for more details.
The 2016-2017 Regional Schedules for SYC, RJCC, ROC & RYC are Now Available
Click the Link below so you can mark your calendars.
Reminder! The Apparel Shop will close on 5/21. Don't miss out on warm ups, shirts, and other goodies.
The Fencers Club Apparel Shop is now open.
We have added a dry-fit t-shirt (men's and women's cut) and a backpack to the collection. Also available: polo shirts, hoodies, warm-up jackets and pants.
Orders can be placed now through May 21, 2016. Get them before they are gone!
Change of Application of the Rules Regarding Epee Wiring
05/05/2016, 6:45PM CDT
BY FENCING OFFICIALS COMMISSIONEffective immediately, there is a change in the acceptable way one may wire an epee. In a post to the FOC site in 2013 it was stated that the wires may not pass through the “tunnel” created by the socket and the metal plate because the referee cannot verify if there is a hidden switch. This application of the rules is contrary to the application in the rest of the world. Epee sockets are manufactured globally with the “tunnel” to protect the wires from accidental or "non-accidental" breaks. Allowing epees to be wired with the wires through the “tunnel” is the way the rules are enforced at every international tournament including World Cups, World Championships and at the Olympic Games.
Therefore, effective immediately, USA Fencing will change its interpretation of the rule to be in alignment with the rest of the world and permit epees to be wired in either fashion, either outside the tunnel or through the tunnel. See photos at right for illustration.
Any questions should be directed to the FOC Rules Committee at
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