New PAFA Level 3

Congratulations to Fred Vegas for passing the written and practical examinations of the Pan American Fencing Academy’s Skill Development Program at Level 3 in Epee.  Fred also holds Level 3 in Foil.  The Skill Development Program provides us a structured way to guide the development of fencers’ knowledge and technical …

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Glossary Update

The Pan American Fencing Academy supplies the Glossary for our website.  This is a long term effort, adding one or two terms a week on average.  Every definition is drawn from one or more sources, although definitions are modified to allow us to also post them on our Twitter feed.  Today’s additions …

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A!

Congratulations to David, first place at the North Carolina Fencing Development Program Bell Tower Classic in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 22 fencers, an A1 event, on Sunday, 2 October. David is now the Salle’s first A, and the first classified fencer we have had with a rank above a C …

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Flashmob and August Chase on September 18

Our traditional August Chase tournament has move to September to follow-on from the international Fencing Flashmob on 18 September (Sunday).  This event is for all Salle members, including our Musketeer epeeists.  We have new rules for a very different format tournament with team matches and awards for individual performance.  The time …

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Trainer … and youth protection

Today’s news coverage of the failure of the national governing body of gymnastics in the US to adequately protect youth athletes from sexual abuse is profoundly disturbing. This is the latest in a series of such failures that irrevocably damage the word “coach.” Our adult nationally certified professional staff undergo …

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