The epee (pronounced “EPP-pay”) is descended from the dueling rapier of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. It is similar in length to the foil, but is heavier, weighing approximately 27 ounces, with a larger guard and a much stiffer blade. The valid target area in epee is the entire body. Points are scored when an opponent hits anywhere on the body with the point of the weapon.
The foil was developed from the small-sword of the eighteenth century. It is a light weapon weighing less than one pound with a flexible rectangular blade, approximately 35 inches in length. The valid target area in foil is the torso. This area measures from the shoulders to the groin, includes the front and back but not the arms, neck, head and legs.
The sabre is descended from the eighteenth & nineteenth century cavalry sword. The valid target area in sabre is from the bend of the hips (both front and back), to the top of the head, simulating the cavalry rider on a horse. The sabre is unique, since it’s a cutting weapon as well as a thrusting weapon.
Daniel Grigore is a two time Olympian (Barcelona, 1992 & Atlanta, 1996), a finalist in the 1993 World Championship in Essen, Germany, placed third in individual events at several World Cups (Sofia 1993 , Athens 1994, Padova 1996), and won a bronze medal with the Romanian team at the World Championships in Athens, Greece 1994. […]
Coached by his father, Armenian National Coach, Edouard Demirchian, Gago started fencing in childhood. With the benefit of having his father as a coach, and a natural talent, Gago started winning many athletic titles at quite a young age. Gago became three times Armenian National Épée Champion, scored fourth in the USSR National Championship, and […]
Edouard Demirchian was highly interested in sports from a very young age. He got involved in basketball, boxing, soccer, volleyball and fencing, and because of his given athletic talent he achieved quite remarkable results in all these sports. In fencing he was Armenian National Champion (Armenia was a USSR republic at the time), finalist of […]
Congratulations to Kasia Nixon for placing 3rd in Cadets at the World Championships in Bulgaria. Justin Yoo brought home two medals placing 2nd in Cadets and 3rd in Juniors. On behalf of everyone at LAIFC we are so proud!
LAIFC is proud to congratulate our fencers for their results at the 2014 Houston SYC. Youth 10 Men’s Foil Eric Yu- 2nd place Ryan Tobin- 3rd place Youth 10 Women’s Foil Zoe Kalamaros- 2nd place Youth 12 Men’s Foil Eric Yu- 7th place Youth 14 Men’s Foil Adam Yu- 2nd place Matthew Moyer- 3rd place […]
The Los Angeles International Fencing Center is proud to be represented in the 2014 Junior Cadet World Championships.Many of the fencers who reach the highest levels of international fencing compete at the Junior and Cadet Championships .Between 1200 and 1300 juniors and cadets fencers from over 80 countries take part in this prestigious FIE. Our […]