New Mexico Fencing Foundation

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3rd Quarter Newsletter September 1, 2020 - UPDATE

Welcome back fencers!

We think it is time to talk about fencing practice again. I personally have issues with my own kids that need to be driven around at the same time as fencing. Alex driving school was rudely interrupted by a pandemic. Therefore we decided to do a semester schedule and make revisions after 2021.

We have many new rules. Class size is limited to 6. Masks will be worn by coaches, parents and fencers. Fencers must be in control of their own equipment sanitation even if it is on loan. We are going to ask for a “dump and run” approach for parents to limit the mouths in the club at any time. Other than that we can have a positive, happy and productive session this fall.


Youth Classes begin September 8th.

Modified schedule for the fall:

Monday Beginner 8-11 years 4.15-5.15

Tuesday Intermediate 10-13 years 5.30-6.30

Wednesday Beginner 8-11 years 4.15-5.15

Thursday Intermediate 10-13 years 5.30-6.30

Saturday Open instruction 10-11am (Jack)

We will require that you choose one or two days to participate and stick to that schedule. We do not have the luxury of open classes any longer due to obvious reasons.

I would suggest that if you have a group that you would like to be with then you get with them and all sign up for the same sessions.


Jack and Chris Brislawn and Steve will be opening the club for practice and instruction Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday. I will try to help and create training sessions, but the reality is for people to continue to practice and stay strong. Jack is the only fencer in the region that has more fencing experience than myself. He is a great resource for the club.

NMFF would like to honor the following fencers.

Receiving High School All-American honors were:

Reilly Brislawn (first team--epee, second team--foil), John Allison (second team--epee), Liam Zone (second team--epee), and Apollo Albright (honorable mention--epee)

Receiving High School All-Academic first-team honors were:

Reilly Brislawn, Liam Zone, and Apollo Albright

In addition, Reilly Brislawn received the bronze medal patch from USA Fencing for finishing third in cadet men's epee regional points for Region 4 (California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico).


USFA Glossary and Definitions of Terms
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