Just getting into the world of fencing? Have you been participating for a while but want to learn more? There are quite a number of incredible resources on the web, like fencing blogs that provide great insight into the world of fencing, offering tips, criticisms, and inspiration for advanced practice and study.
Jason Rogers created Better Fencer as a resource for those looking to take their game to the next level. He took the Silver Medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and placed fourth in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He publishes approximately two articles per month, focusing on physical training, mental barriers, and concerns surrounding competitions and championships. You’ll find Better Fencer to be a valuable resource, no matter what your current level of expertise.
I am a fencer
Sweden’s Axel Pettersson is a leading Historical Fencing instructor, known as one of the most successful tournament fencers in the world. His page is not so much a blog as a long-standing Tumblr page with contributions, articles and videos, from himself and fencers all over the world. I am a fencer updates a few times a month with content you’ll certainly find interesting if you are interested in following the international fencing community.
The Australian Fencing Federation (AFF) is dedicated growing the sport across the country. You can use this site to keep track of upcoming events, FIE rule changes, sport news, and popular fencers. Follow Australian Fencing for everything you need to know about our governing body and current events happening right here on Australian soil.
FIE Media News
While not necessarily a blog in the strictest sense of the word, this website serves as a valuable news outlet for the international fencing community. FIE Media News doesn’t serve as an educational resource, but will help aspiring fencers stay up to date on current events throughout the community.
The Gray Epee
Jim Kent proves to the fencing community that you can pick up a new sport at any age. He started fencing at the age of 51 and is creating a chronicle of his journey online. While he only updates two or three times a month, the sharing of his experiences on The Gray Epee is inspiring for students of all levels.
There are dozens of incredible and informative blogs and websites on the web. We’d love to know what some of your favorites are so we can share them with your fellow club members. Leave a comment and let us know which fencing blogs you love to follow.