Arizona State Fencing Club


         We are the ASU fencing team, a traveling team that goes to California 3 times a school year to compete with about 7 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 for every new member. We provide gear to outfit you so you don't need to purchase anything to get started. We primarily meet Tuesday and Thursday in the green gym at (M/W 5:30-7:30, Tu/Th 8-11). Occasionally we will have Monday and Wednesday practices and conditioning for competitive members. There is no pressure to travel and compete, so all skill levels are welcome! 
         So Fencing is all about out thinking your opponent. Even if you've out planned them you still need to outmaneuver them. Fencing is both mentally and physically demanding. 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. There are three styles of weapon in fencing:Epee, Foil, and Saber. Each weapon has a different set of rules.

  • Epee is this one and is modeled after a daily carry weapon, so like if someone insulted your honor you could duel them in the street it would be epee style. The target area is the full body so head to toe and it is a stabbing weapon. 
  • Foil is this one and it is modeled after what the rich and powerful would sport fight with. The target area is what a vest would cover because that's what the rich guys could protect easy and it was considered a lethal zone. Foil is a stabbing weapon but has more rules associated with it called 'right of way'. Saber has it as well.
  • Saber is this oneand it is modeled after cavalry. So the target area is hips to the top of the head as riders usually had plate mail on their legs. Also, it is the only slashing weapon so the whole blade can be used to score a point. Saber also has similar 'right of way' rules with a slight variation. 

That's the rundown, take a flyer, remember to come to practice, bring a friend or an enemy, it's crazy fun and personal favorite sport. 

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2016 IFCSC Men's Sabre - 3rd place - Josh Kaufman, Ryan Donos, Blake Akers, AJ Gillman

2016 IFCSC Women's Sabre - 3rd place - Karsen Gentry, Ariel Baber, Kate Selman, Victoria Smith

2017 IFCSC Men's Sabre - 2nd place - Ethan Gershenfeld, Ethan Birnbaum, Hugo Crick-Furman

2017 IFCSC Women's Sabre - 3rd place - Karsen Gentry, Ariel Baber, Padmapriya Rangarajan, Alexa Rose

2017 IFCSC Women's Epee - 1st place - Natalie Arroyo, Lu Zhao, Suet Yi Cheung


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

2018 Summer National Qualifiers Sabre - 2nd place- Ethan Gershenfeld

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