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Nomads in the News

We may not be rich, but we’re now kinda famous. For their Spring Edition, Baltimore’s Child featured a piece on Baltimore-area fencing. And, funny how things work out, Coach Chris got to plug our Epee Nomads in the piece.

Find the Baltimore’s Child article on fencing right here

Until further notice: Adult epee fencing for all levels (Beginners to Competitive) continues at 7pm every Tuesday and Friday!

Call Coach Chris if you have questions: 410-790-8033!

Youth Fencing is Back!

Homeland Fencing Club is offering its first beginners’ class for kids aged 8 to 13:

Our 10-week Youth Beginners Class starts Saturday, February 5, 2022

every Saturday from 11AM to Noon!

It’s your kids’ favorite new sport — and they don’t even know about it yet!

Every Saturday from 11AM to Noon!

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Epee Nomads’ First Field Trip: Savage Choco Therapy, 2/19/22!

Nomads are participating, hopefully in force, in the first official tournament to be held at Savage Fencing Club!

SFC is the newest member in the depleted ranks of USA Fencing’s Maryland Division. Founders Lauren and Bruce Milligan, formerly of BFC fame, just put the New Choco Therapy (epee only) up for preregistration on AskFred. The Choco Therapy tournament has its roots in the BFC event by the same name and looks back on a tradition of 20 years. Historically, Choco Therapy was one of the BFC’s and the division’s most popular events.

This open tournament is slated for Saturday, February 19, 2022. Participation is capped at 24 entries — so register as soon as possible.

Pools kick off at 10:00AM sharp, so be there a half hour early!

There will be prizes — provided by the local chocolatier, Leon Paul, SFC, and Baltimore-area Epee Nomads.

The location is the historic Savage Mill shopping center in Savage, MD — about a half hour’s drive from downtown Baltimore, 45 min. from Towson, probably less than 20 min. from College Park.

Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Savage, MD 20763

For more information on the location, click here.

For directions, click here!

(Cleverly recycled from a 2016 BFC adult epee Nite meme. Still captures Sean Connery’s pronounshiashon very accurately.)

Happy New Epee Nomad Year!

We’re back online after two months or so of problems with this website. But what a time it’s been:

The Epee Nomads have joined forces with the newly re-constituted Homewood Fencing Club, and are now fencing twice a week at the Johns Hopkins University athletic center off San Martin Drive.

The club’s six metal strips accommodate our increased numbers nicely: We now regularly have 8 to 12 adult epee fencers bouting!

Times and days remain unchanged: Erry Tuesday and Friday @7:00PM.

If you plan joining us, give Coach Chris a call — while centrally located, the right entrance is somewhat non-intuitive to find!

September Fencing and GREAT expectations for October!

First things first: Tuesday and Friday epee nights will continue throughout September at the established days and times:

Tuesdays at 6:00PM — Skills clinic

Tuesdays at 7:00 PM — Open bouting

Fridays at 7:00PM — Open bouting

Looking beyond September, we have some GREAT prospects we’re working on. Epee Nomads may be joining a brand-new fencing room with 6 grounded strips before you can say “Happy Halloween!”

Details to follow!

1st Epee Nomads Outdoor Tournament

Summer is wrapping up and two of our youthful Nomads are heading off to college.

What better way to conclude our first year of nomad life than to stage an unlicensed, unsanctioned, uninvited flash mob tournament on the long-jump track of Towson High.

On August 14, 2021, 7 competitors battled it out for possession of three top-of-the-line medals: 90-degree heat and high humidity were no impediment. Youth and treachery won out over age and experience!

August Fencing News

  • It’s final: Our now former host, Loyola-Blakefield, has canceled the fencing program. We will not return.

  • Open Bouting continues on Tuesdays and Fridays for our epee fencers, foil classes continue on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays under the guidance of Coach Austin.

  • The Olympic Games may be over, but we’re just getting started: We have an outdoor pop-up epee tournament on 8/14/2021 at 9:30AM at the Towson High School athletic field!

  • We’re looking for a venue to expand in the medium term.

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