Announcements

Tulsa Touché 2014 is in the books!

Twenty fencers from Oklahoma Division clubs Redlands Fencing, Oklahoma Sport Fencing, Fayetteville Fencing Club and Tulsa Fencing Club participated in the tournament, which featured events in foil and épée. In the foil event, Ian Downs (Fayetteville Fencing Club) took the gold, Jibran Sharieff (Tulsa Fencing Club) took silver, and double thirds were awarded to Bryan…

Evida Davis takes 3rd in Women’s Foil in Springdale!

Evida Davis 3rd Place Fete de Fleuret 2014

Congratulations to TFC fencer Evida Davis on her 3rd place win in Women’s Foil at the 30th Anniversary Fete de Fleuret held this past weekend by Fayetteville Fencing Club in Springdale, Arkansas.  Evida’s partner, Kendra, and Coach David were there to cheer her on as she fenced women from Fayetteville Fencing Club and Central Arkansas…

Coach David takes 5th in Vet Combined Men’s Saber at the Duel in Dallas

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Tulsa Fencing Club head coach David Dean competed in the North Texas Fencing Tournament Coalition’s Duel at Dallas  RJCC and VET ROC event held this past weekend at the Hockaday School in Dallas. “I just gave away two points”, Coach David admitted.  “If I hadn’t done that, I could have fenced for third.”    Yes, boys and…

Probies graduate from Introductory Classes — Will they take the next step?

Graduate Tessa Tomlinson is congratulated by her fencer son Cole.

TFC graduated ___ rookie fencers from its August Introduction to Fencing Class last Tuesday night.  All but two of our original nine registrants toughed it out to the bitter end.  After four weeks of “basic training”, these hard-working athletes proved they aren’t afraid of a few sore muscles.  Two of our graduates, Tessa Tomlinson and Josiah…

Classes

Class Schedule Changes being announced tonight!

Announcing

Coach David will discuss the new class schedule tonight.  Beginning on October 7th, the new schedule is as follows: Group Day Start Time End Time Day Start Time End Time Agrippa Tuesday 6:00 8:00 Capo Ferro – Foil Tuesday 6:00 8:00 Bonetti – Foil Tuesday 7:00 8:00 Thursday 6:45 8:00 All Groups – Epee Tuesday…

Watch out! 11 new fencers have their “learner’s licenses”!

TFC graduated 11 new fencers from its July Introduction to Fencing session last night.  Each of these fencers did me proud in their final test, as they demonstrated their newly-learned skills of attention, salute, en garde, advance, retreat, simple attack, lunge, parry 4/riposte and parry 6/riposte.  I hope that they all continue their fencing careers with TFC,…

April Introduction to Fencing Session graduates 13 out of 14 participants!

April 2014 Introduction to Fencing

Our April Introduction to Fencing Students wrapped up their classes on April 22nd.  Our largest Introduction session yet, all but 1 participant completed the course with flying colors (that one fencer was unable to complete the course due to work conflicts).  TFC is happy to congratulate the following students on completing the course. Don McCoy Chad Reynolds…

Tournaments

Update: Tulsa Touché 2014

We have been forced to cancel the Friday youth events and Saturday’s Senior Mixed Saber event due to lack of preregistrations.  Any fees that have been paid will be refunded. we have only thee épéeists currently preregistered for the Senior Mixed Épée event; we hope to have sufficient at-the-door registrations for this event to go…

Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line!

Iocane

You remember that famous scene in Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride, don’t you? This summer at TFC we’ve gone “back to the beginning”, where Vizzini told Inigo to go if things went wrong.  We gotten “Back to Basics” —   we’ve worked hard on the simple techniques of advance, retreat, lunge, simple attack, beat attack,…

You Seem a Decent Fellow…

Bryan Coburn, Gold; Steven Kernyansky, Silver; Luke Arrington, Bronze; Coach David Dean, 4th

Last night’s second installment in the Iocane Powder Solution Trilogy proved to be a sweaty but enjoyable evening for the four participants.  Tulsa Fencing Club members Luke Arrington, Bryan Coburn, Steven Kernyansky and Coach David Dean all donned their fencing togs to trip the light fantastique on the piste, demonstrating their prowess with fencing’s dueling…