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FENCING RESOURCES

PictureFENCING Documentary:  “Fencing: The Art, Science and Passion” is a  documentary film by Bert Shapiro featuring fencing coaches such as Dr. Aladar Kogler and Ziemec Wojciechowski talking about the Art and Science of fencing and why they are passionate about it.  The film “introduces you to the intensely competitive actions of the sports fencer, and the elegant traditional moves of the classical duelist. See bouts at fencing academics in the USA, and in distinguished fencing clubs in London. Hear fencers reveal their inner thoughts about what its like to outwit an opponent. Through exciting close-ups, the fast-moving action of these dueling weapons is captured with a clarity rarely seen on TV or in the movies.”  Watch Fencing on the Snag Films website:  FENCING — A 6-part documentary film

PSYCHOLOGY OF FENCING:  USA Fencing Sport Psychologist Dr. John Heil interviews Olympic and world-class athletes and coaches in Psychology of Fencing, produced by Heil and Chip Magdelinskas.  Michael Marx, Peter Westbrook, Iris Zimmerman, Jason Rogers, Vladimir Nazlymov, Akhi Spencer-El, Maureen Griffin, Mike Pederson, Michael D’Asaro, Mauro Hamza, and Gary Copeland talk about the mental game of fencing in this 8-minute video:  Psychology of Fencing

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FENCING FILM?  Lots of people think the best fencing movie ever is the Princess Bride (“my name is Inigo Montoya; you killed my father; prepare to die!”).  Others say “The Mask of Zorro” or “The Sea Hawk”.  Watch this news clip from hotnewz.tv asking members of the 2008 US Olympic Fencing Team answering that question:  Favorite Movie Scenes.

THERE’S ALWAYS BOND.  JAMES BOND:   Watch James wield an epee.  Touche, Madonna. Pierce Brosnan and Madonna in Die Another Day:  Fencing scene from “Die Another Day”

HISTORY OF FENCING:  Fencing Classics is a blog devoted to “showcasing historic fencing and dueling through period images, art, and artifacts through the ages.”  It’s edited by J. Christopher Amberger and is a great source for historical facts and images about fencing:   Fencing Classics