Hi, ya so we are the ASU fencing team, we are a traveling team that goes to California 3 times a school year to compete with about 7 of the UC schools (UCSD, UCLA, UCI, UC, USC, PCC, and Pomona) and we usually do pretty well. We have some local tournaments too and we are working on getting more. We are amongst the cheapest club to join and we offer free lessons for two weeks which would normally run you a stupid amount of money so that's fun too. We have gear to outfit you so you don't even need to purchase anything to get started. We meet Monday through Thursdays in the green gym at (M/W 5:30-7:30, Tu/Th 8-11). We have a Sunday practice as well. If you want I can explain a bit about each style and you can even hold the swords if you want.
So Fencing is all about out thinking your opponent. Even if you've out planned them you still need to out maneuver them. Fencing is both mentally and physically demanding (not too rigorous) and, I think, great fun. We wear cloth armor and in two of the styles, we wear an additional piece of conductive material fabric. The mask protects the head and face and is a lot stronger than it looks. There are three styles of sword in fencing: we've got epee, foil, and saber. Each weapon has different rules and is best suited to different people.
So ha that's the run down, take a flyer, remember to come to practice, bring a friend or an enemy, it's crazy fun and personally favorite sport.
Short Bio's of all active members and coaches, both on the travel team and club members.
2016 IFCSC Men's Sabre - 3rd place - Josh Kaufman, Ryan Donos, Blake Akers, AJ Gillman
2016 IFCSC Womens Sabre - 3rd place - Karsen Gentry, Ariel Baber, Kate Selman, Victoria Smith
2016 March Madness Sabre Open - 1st place - Ryan Donos
2016 April Fools Sabre Open - 1st place - Brayden Smith
2016 April Fools Sabre Open - 2nd place - Josh Kaufman
2016 April Fools Sabre Women's - 1st place - Karsen Gentry