Our friend Scott Buccheit had a full-page article about him and his company artwingny (www.artwingny.com) in this months Social Life magazine and they used a picture of Jason, me and him for it. Nice!
Random media mentions always good!
Found this today. Interesting commercial for IBM from the 1996 Olympics. I think 2000 Olympic Saberist Akhi Spencer-El was in an IBM commercial in 2000…
Anyone know where to find it?
I’m begining to think fencing is way BIGGER than I even realized! A 16-year old Angelina Jolie talks about how fencing helped her develop her graceful movements and her dream to one day have a big weapon room to hold fencing swords!!! (I wonder if she has one now???)
She also explains that she initially started ”fencing” with brooms as a young kid and then went to the West Side Fencing Center! In the interview, she describes the sport, the movements, the uniform and even shows us her fencing arm movement!
I think it’s time we invite her to a fencing competition!
A great piece aired on a local Philadelphia television station about fencing coach Pixie Roade and the fencing program she started at Haven Middle School.
Great video for any school district to see the benefits of a fencing program at their school!
I was really inspired by the way she interacted with the kids, discussed fencing and you coudl see in the way the kids were talking what kind of an impact the sport has had on them. GO PIXIE ROADE!
Next time you’re at a magazine shop, check out the June edition of ESPN the Magazine where there is a short story on Jason Rogers and me on Page 23!
Have to love the “Parry Time” headline! Props to Patrick Cain for a great article!
Next step will be getting on the cover!
Thanks to our champion Craig Harkins of www.fencing.net for a nice shout out : http://blog.fencing.net/how-to-market-fencing/162/ (We appreciate it Craig!)
Former NYU All-American fencer turned actor Jerry O’Connell fences Jimmy Fallon on Late Night!
Yeah to Jerry for representing our sport!
Great find by my friend Melvin Rodriguez!
Fencing continues to be everywhere!!!
What do you think of their moves?
This has been a hectic few days!! (Running on fumes right now!)
This morning I trekked to Brooklyn for a photo shoot for June/July Sports & Entertainment issue of NV magazine which will also feature NY Knicks guard and NBA slam-dunk-champion Nate Robinson and NY Jets player Kerry Rhodes.
Nate was super nice and as a Knicks fan it’s always awesome to meet your hometown favorites! (Knicks in 2010!)
We did the shooting (hopefully they turn out well!) in various outfits in various locations in an apartment.
Special thanks to Darryl Brown for setting up this opportunity for me and to the Tony andIrdis for taking great pictures and helping me as I fumbled my way through being a model!
German Olympic Foilist Peter Joppich (3rd from the rt) was in V Man magazine, a quarterly fashion magazine, along with other German Olympians in an ad for the Baumler brand.
Fencing seems to be everywhere…except on TV in the USA! (Quick quiz: Who owns the TV rights to fencing in the USA? There is an answer)
While Googling him for this article I discovered that Peter Joppichdefinitely has a lot of fans in the blog-o-sphere…(Probably the most I’ve seen for any fencer)
It probably has something to do with this picture below…
This comes from reader Sharon!!! (Thank you Sharon!)
These pictures are kind of a combo ballet/fencing.
Do you think the ballet-bulge-look (see pic above on rt) would help fencing incrase its television ratings???
Craig H: you migth want to be the first to start selling the bulge stuffer if this catches on…(just a thought)
Knowing fencing prices, they would probably retail for $50+ dollars