Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Club News 10/9/18

Hi folks!

I'm gonna try this new thing where I update the website more often!  These posts will (hopefully) be a regular mid-week update of any notable goings on at the club to supplement our regular facebook presence and let people know that our website is current and in use.

Visiting Coach Francesca Forno has been tearing it up in the lesson-giving department at Monday night practices for the past few weeks!  We only have her until December, folks, so the entire Corsair coaching staff is highly recommending that you take advantage of her experience and try and set up at least one lesson with her before she goes home to Italy in just a couple short months.  Brendon has already taken a lesson with her, so has Lisa, and I heard Josh setting one up with her last night!  I'll be  taking a lesson with her myself in the next couple of weeks as well.  In her own words, she "brings to the club the typical Italian touch that characterize[s] the fencing of her country" and it will be well worth your time to get her perspective.

Also we should all give a warm welcome to our new sabre fencer, Leonardo (I don't know his last name yet, ha)!  He is teaching Spanish at Duquesne and he's been fencing for a couple of years, most recently at a club in Denver where he was teaching previously to taking his position in Pittsburgh.  Take a minute to say hey!

It's been super hot upstairs in the club the past few days, and it's supposed to still be pretty warm for the rest of this week, but hopefully it will cool down to normal October temperatures and we'll be a little more comfortable up there soon.

Oh man, and if you haven't yet, try to fence a couple bouts on the metal strips in the back room!  They aren't my favorite thing in the world, but a lot of fencers love them, as they provide really good traction for your footwork.  Plus it's just good to practice on them, since you never know when you're going to go to a tournament where they'll have them.

Alright, that's enough babbling from me for today.  I'll be back next week with a club update and maybe some pictures from practice!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Club Closed Saturday

There will be no practice held on Saturday April 1st!

Corsair will be representing all three weapons in CMU's annual Holy Grail team tournament.

Come and cheer us on as we compete for our first Holy Grail title under the Corsair banner!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Party Tomorrow!

Corsair will be holding practice from 5pm-7pm tomorrow (Thursday) evening. 

After that, shed your fencing gear and don your holiday swag because it's party time! Hang out and celebrate the season with your one and only Fencing Family!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Weekly Schedule Change!

Please be advised that Corsair Fencing Club (at least for the near future) will not be holding Wednesday evening practices.

The new weekly schedule is as follows:

Monday: 6:00pm- 9:00pm (Coaches: Adam, Josh, Lisa)
Thursday: 6:00pm- 9:00pm (All coaches)
Saturday: 10:30am- 1:00pm (All coaches)

If you have any questions about our practice schedule, just send us an e-mail at corsairfencingclub@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook @corsairfencingpgh.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Practice News and Updates

There will be no evening practice on Monday the 23rd. The club is getting a paint job!

We hope to see you Saturday morning! Bethel Park's high school team will be in attendance, so there will be a lot of fencing going on!

Also this Saturday begins an intro to Cane Fighting class with Gary Beatty. If you've ever had the desire to get into historical combat, this is a great introduction! This class will run for 6 weeks, beginning this Saturday the 22nd, from 12:00-1:00pm. $10 per session for Corsair members, $20 for non-members.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Welcome to Corsair!

As of September 1st, our fencing club has re-opened as Corsair Fencing Club. We're carrying on the legacy of En Garde by providing Pittsburgh fencers with the same dedication to our craft that has produced such high-level competitors.

We are proud to welcome back our loyal members, and excited to welcome any and all newcomers to our club!

Please keep an eye on this Website, and our Facebook page for any and all updates to class schedules and membership information.

We look forward to fencing with you!


Your Corsair Coaches

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Closure

Hello all--

Our club has been going through some changes over the past few weeks that have resulted in the decision to close for some reorganization and repairs for the entire month of August.

Yes, we had been planning on holding a beginner/youth class beginning August 8th, and it is with our sincerest apologies that we inform you of its cancellation. Information about resuming the class in September will be forthcoming. 

We are very sorry for any confusion and frustration this message may cause. Please keep in touch with us regarding practices and classes. You should expect us to be back on track and going full steam ahead once September rolls around.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

See you in September!

-- The Coaches 
En Garde Fencing Club