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  • How To Fence: The Basics of Fencing, Taught by Olympians

    How To Fence: The Basics of Fencing, Taught by Olympians

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  • Fencing and the college advantage

    Fencing and the college advantage

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    Having fencing listed as an interest on your child’s college application could “make the difference between going to a ‘good’ college or university and a ‘great’ college or university.”[1]Fencing gives that extra advantage when applying to higher education.  Of course academia is important, but fencing gives the impression that thestudent is well-rounded on a whole additional level than most sports. Often referred to as “physical chess,” fencing is one of the few sports that exhibits a combination of physical prowess, mental acuity, and strategic thinking – and colleges eat this up. For example, Columbia University welcomes fencers with open arms by stating on their website that … “Good colleges are looking for good students who will contribute to their college.  Each year, some straight A students with 1600 SAT’s are rejected by colleges (don’t worry, they get in someplace) because they have little to offer; they simply regurgitate information … they have no creative spirit.  The fencer is unique.  The […]

  • Get to know… Olympic fencer Dima Chumak

    Get to know… Olympic fencer Dima Chumak

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    DARIEN — For a few hours every Sunday, the second floor of the Darien VFW building on Noroton Avenue is transformed into a studio for the Darien Fencing Club.

    At a recent session, two pairs of crouching young fencers, dressed in face masks and chest protectors, squared up. The junior swordsmen shuffled forward and back strategically.

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