New Hungarian President is an Olympic Fencing Champion!

Pal Schmit is sworn in after he was elected president of Hungary (AP)

Fencing’s world domination plan took another step forward today…

(AP) Hungary’s parliament has elected Pal Schmitt as the new president, replacing Laszlo Solyom, whose five-year term ends in August.   The diplomat and two-time Olympic fencing champion received 263 votes from lawmakers, more than the two-thirds majority of 258 needed to win the vote. (Read Full Article)

Now that Hungary is done…we can move on to our political plans in the US, Russia and China…

USA Fencing National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia Begin in 5 Days!!

Hi Tim... I have a few great shots of you from the NYWC!  Attached is one as a sample. Please feels free to post any of my images on Facebook etc... However, if you can please credit Amy Alden Timacheff, that would be great. I am trying to no only be Serge's wife ha ha (not that its a bad thing) ;-) I will send you more if you want! Best wishes, Amy
(Photo by Amy Alden Timacheff)

More than 6,000 fencers will descend on Atlanta, Georgia in a few days for the US Fencing National Championships at the Georgia World Congress .(Hall B5)   On the line at this event are the team and individual championships for men and women’s Foil, Epee and Saber as well as final spots on the US National Team for World Championships in Paris.

In Men’s saber, Mike Etropolski holds a small lead over Olympian James Williams for the 4th and final spot on the men’s saber team.(Currently, Morehouse, Homer, Igoe are 1-2-3)  Etropolski has already qualified for Pan American Championships (held Aug.2-7 in Costa Rica) over Williams with his result at the NY World Cup, but with merely a top-16 finish at Nationals, Williams will pass Etropolski for the final world team spot.

Competing will be Beijing Olympians Gerek Meinhardt (men’s foil), Tim Morehouse and James Williams (men’s saber), Seth Kelsey (men’s epee) and Kelley Hurley (women’s epee) s well as Dagmara Wozniak (women’s saber).  World #1 and 2-time Olympic Champion Mariel Zagunis will not be competing, but plans on attending.

Also competing in other events, will be fencers from ages 7-80 in a variety of divisions and skill levels.

On my end besides competing, I’ll be around giving away autographed cards, taking pictures for the blog (if you’d like to be on it!) and doing some meet and greet stuff at the table on July 7th and 8th. (More info to come!) sponsored by BistroMD.   Please come on by and say HI! 🙂

For more Information: (The event is open to the public…)

Pics from Bryant Park Fencing (@bryantparknyc) Final Class! (For Now!)

Had a great time last week visiting with the students of the free fencing class at Bryant Park in NYC! For the past few months, people could sign up for the class taking place behind the Library in conjunction with Bryant Park and Manhattan Fencing Center.   Coaches Sergey Isayenko and Andrew Lamianski provided expert instruction to the  adults who have been signing up (it’s been booked solid every class!) and attending each week.

Not to mention the hundreds of people who stop by to check out the fencing action as the class is going on!

Bryant Park has a ton of other stuff going on and you can check out the activities here:

Fashion Meets Olympics: Actress Lucy Liu Fencing and More!

Here is a picture of Lucy Liu fencing in a photos shoot she did before the Beijing Olympics.  You can catch her trying other sports including boxing, archery and gymnastics in the below link.

What do you think?

Fencing.Net: Fencing For The Blind in Italy

Andrea Baldini contributing to the SCHERMA PER NON VEDENTI project

This is a cool story…

From Fencing.Net: (By Craig Harkins)
Friday, June 25th, was an historic day at the Concetto Lo Bello in Syracuse. Andrea Baldini (pictured, left) donned a blindfold and fenced epee with a practicioner of Italy’s newest niche sport-Scherma per non vedenti.  A number of important guests were on hand to witness the bout, including FIS president, Girogio Scarso…(Read the Rest)