Announcements

TFC Fencers Compete in Redlands Fencing “Start of Season” Open Tournament

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Competing in Oklahoma City on Sunday at Redlands Fencing Center’s Start of Season Mixed Open Epee and Foil events were Tulsa Fencing Club fencers Evida Davis (foil), Steven Kernyansky (epee) and Bryan Coburn (foil and epee).  Coach David Dean and Weapons Master Kendra Davis were in attendance as our fencers competed in this early season tournament.…

Grove fencers come to Tulsa to test their skills

An excited group of fencers from Grove Oklahoma came to Tulsa to show off  their newly-acquired fencing skills to our TFC fencers. Fencers Zachary, Carol, Crissy, Shannon, and Andrew all participated in a pool of fencing with TFC fencers Luke, Evida, Gareth, Cole, Gabriel, and Aidan.  It looked to me that everyone had a great time. …

Tulsa Fencing Club Honored as a USFCA 2014-2015 Center of Excellence

USFCA Center of Excellence 2014-2015

The United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) has recognized Tulsa Fencing Club with first year status as a United States Fencing Coaches Association “Center of Excellence.” The Center of Excellence Program’s objectives are: Continuous improvement in the quality and scope of the programs offered by participating clubs to their members. Development of participating clubs as centers…

A Fitting End to a Successful Year. Thanks for the Memories.

Party 14

Thursday evening proved to be a surprise for just about everyone who showed up.  The party-goers were surprised that they were eating “real” Olive Garden food (yum).  Our TFC volunteers were surprised with small tokens of our gratitude.  The fencers were surprised with prizes and accolades.   Some of our smaller guests were surprised with gifts…

Classes

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…

April Introduction to Fencing Class is Full!

Our April Introduction to Fencing Class is filled — actually, it’s overflowing.  Our largest intro class yet, we currently have 14 potential fencers registered.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any more registrations for this class.  Our next Introduction to Fencing class will be held in August, so hang-on through the summer and…

Tournaments

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…

Cole does it again!

Cole Tomlinson, 2nd from left

One of our most prolific tournament fencers, Y10 foilist ColeTomlinson took third place on Saturday at the Fast and Furious tournament held in Springdale, Arkansas.  Cole’s left arm is quickly filling up with tournament patches and his head is going to drag the ground soon from all the medals around his neck.  Keep it up,…