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March 1, 2019: Rusty Blades First Friday!

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Don’t want to drive all the way to Columbia, Hunt Valley, Ellicott City, DC over hell’s half acre on a Friday night and still get a few good bouts in?

Baltimore MidAtlantic Fencing Academy invites local epee fencers to get their clocks cleaned end-of-week fencing fix at our first-ever Rusty Blades First Friday on March 1, 2019!

Open bouting starts at 8:00PM, if you come at 7:30, you can still partake of Coach Chris’ Stretch & Strength conditioning class.

No matter how rusty or shiny, unless your jacket smells really bad from letting it stew in your fencing bag for a few weeks, months or years, we’ll welcome you for the modest floor fee of $15 (for non-members only, of course)!

If you’re new to us, click here for directions!

 

Tuesday, 2/19: Fencing @ Knott’s Hall

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On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, fencing classes and lessons will take place at Loyola-Blakefield’s gymnasium. Knott’s Hall is located right behind the main building. Take the main entrance.

(Limited parking is available right at the venue, but there is a lot right behind the athletic field. The 2-minute walk will do you good.)

As always, there may be changes, so call Coach Chris if you don’t find us. 410-790-8033.

“No more selling water”: Congress Agrees To $1.3 Billion For Protective Border Fencers

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Seen in the Onion, hey, we wouldn’t just make up stuff.

Or would we…

USA Fencing adopts new “Unwillingness to Fight” rule

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  • Single criteria for “Unwillingness to fight”: There is now only one criterion for applying t.124, and that is one minute of elapsed bout time without a hit scored (or a hit scored off-target in foil). It is the duty of the referee to track the time since the last hit and apply t.124 as necessary.

Read up on it right here!

Shouldn’t be a problem in foil and saber. But it seems contrary to the epee game. (At least that’s why Coach Chris dislikes it!)

Please register for the February/March classes!

Time to pay the piper register for the February/March 2019 Classes!

Could it be simpler? Yes, it could!

Go to:
https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LoyolaBlakefield#/selectSessions/2468002

Scroll past the Brass Instruments to:

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Remember, to fence at Baltimore MidAtlantic Fencing Academy, you have to be covered by our host’s insurance. And you only are covered by that insurance if you are a registered member!

Friday foil class w/ Coach Chris

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With Coach Larby holding hands and wiping noses strip-coaching Baltimore MidAtlantic fencers at this year’s Capitol Clash on Friday and Saturday, Coach Chris will be filling in for him at this Friday’s 6:30PM foil class!

All his “favorite students” from his former Saturday morning conditioning class at BFC are surely excited to hear that—and are getting ready for Grandmaster Lee’s  “Twenty-Five Knuckle Poosh-up”!

Epee Fencing at Baltimore MidAtlantic Fencing Academy

This is what top-level epee fencing looks like. At Baltimore MidAtlantic Fencing Academy, we strive to provide a competitive environment to build skill and develop experience, so one day our fencers can do all this:

Fence by the Book! Know the Rules and Use Them to Your Advantage

No year passes without the bureaucrats at the FIE passing changes to the rules. Some are necessary — addressing advances in safety technology and materials.

Others are pure bunk. (Think “Russian box of death” or the current meddling with the epee “non-combativity” rules. Don’t get me started…)

Continue reading “Fence by the Book! Know the Rules and Use Them to Your Advantage”

Sign-up for January, February, and March Classes is Open!

Our Friends at the Blakefield Experience (who is hosting Baltimore Midatlantic Fencing Academy) have posted your most current Membership and Class subscription and payment options. Continue reading “Sign-up for January, February, and March Classes is Open!”

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