Amid Trump’s travel ban, fencers keep their weapons raised

By Emine Yücel Medill Reports Kamali Thompson, a Team USA saber fencer training for the 2020 Olympics, woke up Thursday morning to 30 missed messages. Her friends and family in the U.S. were calling, urging her to cut her training trip short and return home from Paris immediately. “Luckily for me, I was able to […]

Yoda to young fencers: Strong, the force is

By Nicole Sedivy Whether they’re using sabers or “lightsabers”, the children at Lincoln Square Fencing enjoy hitting each other with their weapons. [vimeo 158398583 w=474]

Touche: Chicago club aims to be elite training hub for youth fencing

By Peter Dawson On a recent Saturday morning, two dozen 10-year-olds were brandishing invisible swords, imagining they were dueling in a galaxy far, far away. The sport of fencing is able to turn that fantasy into a reality. “It could even be as simple as asking a kid: do you like Star Wars and Pirates […]