All of your questions about wiring epees is hopefully answered in this article!
Since the requirement for recertification was suspended, we now a form available for referees to submit to have their testing fee reimbursed. More information about the recertification suspension can be found here. The link to the form is available here (Referee_recertification_notice). Thanks for your patience in this matter.
It’s taken a while, but the Fencing Officials Commission has a new look! The website has not had a complete overhaul in many years, and we are hoping that this new platform will provide United States fencing referees with a central place to find up-to-date information about current issues and rules interpretations. Take a look [...]
At the beginning of this season, the Fencing Officials Commission announced that all referees would be required to pass a recertification exam by July 31st, 2013 in order to maintain their ratings. After reviewing the current recertification process and listening to feedback from the fencing community, we have decided to suspend recertification for the current season. The goals of recertification are to ensure [...]
A fencer on your strip starts having an asthma attack and asks to use her inhaler. You think back to rule t.33 about injury time…is this an injury? Is the fencer allowed access to her inhaler? What do you do? Peter Harmer, a member of the FIE Medical Commission and USA Fencing’s Chief Medical Officer provides some guidance on what to do in this situation.
The astute reader of the rulebook knows that with a few exceptions, it is almost a verbatim copy of the international rulebook. Unfortunately, the FIE does not have any tournament with similar rules to our Youth-10 and Youth-12 tournaments. The majority of rules that govern these events can be found in the Athlete Handbook on [...]
The main problem appears to be the belief that the Rules Book states that the attacker’s arm must be extended. What makes an action an attack is something that has been discussed for centuries. There are, it sometimes seems, two schools regarding this question. One states that the arm must be fully extended in order to be [...]
Is my ___ handle legal? (Fill in the blank with “Dos Santos,” “Guardere,” “Spanish Modern,” or any other name.) This question is very difficult to answer in that there are just too many variables. Different vendors give the same handle different names and the size of the handle in relation to the size of the [...]