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Hello, much has changed since Ive been gone.
First off, our team has had to say goodbye to multiple members as they departed off to college.
But with the that came new blood and the next generation of talent.

Olympian Cody Mattern is now the NWFC’s primary Epee coach!
Second, we have had some strong results from our newest competitive members who took home 3 medals from summer nationals.

We have also have a new Vet world team champion at our club

And much much much more has changed. Perhaps I will post more on it later
Zoom Info
Hello, much has changed since Ive been gone.
First off, our team has had to say goodbye to multiple members as they departed off to college.
But with the that came new blood and the next generation of talent.

Olympian Cody Mattern is now the NWFC’s primary Epee coach!
Second, we have had some strong results from our newest competitive members who took home 3 medals from summer nationals.

We have also have a new Vet world team champion at our club

And much much much more has changed. Perhaps I will post more on it later
Zoom Info
Hello, much has changed since Ive been gone.
First off, our team has had to say goodbye to multiple members as they departed off to college.
But with the that came new blood and the next generation of talent.

Olympian Cody Mattern is now the NWFC’s primary Epee coach!
Second, we have had some strong results from our newest competitive members who took home 3 medals from summer nationals.

We have also have a new Vet world team champion at our club

And much much much more has changed. Perhaps I will post more on it later
Zoom Info
Hello, much has changed since Ive been gone.
First off, our team has had to say goodbye to multiple members as they departed off to college.
But with the that came new blood and the next generation of talent.

Olympian Cody Mattern is now the NWFC’s primary Epee coach!
Second, we have had some strong results from our newest competitive members who took home 3 medals from summer nationals.

We have also have a new Vet world team champion at our club

And much much much more has changed. Perhaps I will post more on it later
Zoom Info
Hello, much has changed since Ive been gone.
First off, our team has had to say goodbye to multiple members as they departed off to college.
But with the that came new blood and the next generation of talent.

Olympian Cody Mattern is now the NWFC’s primary Epee coach!
Second, we have had some strong results from our newest competitive members who took home 3 medals from summer nationals.

We have also have a new Vet world team champion at our club

And much much much more has changed. Perhaps I will post more on it later
Zoom Info

Hello, much has changed since Ive been gone.

First off, our team has had to say goodbye to multiple members as they departed off to college.

But with the that came new blood and the next generation of talent.

Olympian Cody Mattern is now the NWFC’s primary Epee coach!

Second, we have had some strong results from our newest competitive members who took home 3 medals from summer nationals.

We have also have a new Vet world team champion at our club

And much much much more has changed. Perhaps I will post more on it later

NAC Portland came to a close with Race Imboden vs Gerek Meinhardt, Race winning the Gold.

In the video above is part of the Semi Finals bout between Meinhardt and Massialas.

The camera Battery died sadly so you dont get to see the full bout.

In the end Meinhardt defeats teammate Massialas  15-14 due to a red card penatly on Massialas’s part by accidentally covering target(I saw the slow replay and I believe the call was questionable but that is how it is in competition) 

Congratulations to Meinhardt, Massialas and Imboden aswell as NWFC(and OSU Student) fencer Christopher Colley for making 8th place in Div1.

Also Congrats to NWFC Fencer(soon to be coach) aswell as Olympian Cody Mattern for taking Gold in Div1 Mens Epee.

NWFC fencer Lacey Burt-Abram ties for 3rd after 4 years of VERY little time training and no competition.

Final Update on Christof Duclos

Christophe is  a  Level  2  French  Fencing Master.  He  was  the  national 

coach  for  Jordan in 2005  and  for  Qatar  from  2006  to  2011. He just

moved to Portland with his wife Natasha and their two daughters.

In  1988,  Christophe  joined  the  National  Training  Center  of  Aix-enProvence.  Gilles  Tabarant  was  his  fencing  master.  Cristophe  also 

represented France at several World Cups.  

In 1991, he joined the French Naval Academy and served as an officer 

until  1995.  In  1999,  he  was  a  territorial  agent,  in  charge  of  trail 

development in  the  south-east  of  France  and  was  a  fencing  coach in 

Gap.

In 2000, Christophe earned his Fencing Master degree and coached in

Montélimar.  In  2003,  he  earned  his  level  2  Fencing  Master  Degree 

and  become  National  coach  for  the  French  National  Paralympics’ 

Team.  He  trained  Cyril  Moré  for  4  years  (Cyril  won  the  2004 

Paralympics’ Games in Athens.)

When not fencing, he likes running, swimming, climbing and diving.

International Right of way:

Internationally “Preparation” and “Attack in Preparation” are called more frequently so if you watched the video below you observed how often in US Foil fencers are not afraid to rush the opponent with the blade hidden.

In the Video above Massialas is again on the right but notice his game changes completely and he seldom rushes with his blade in absence.

This is because even if he finishes and hits before being timed out the opponent still gets priority because he performed an attack with extension of the blade while the US fencer would still be in “Preparation”.

The lesson is simple, Keep you blade in Engarde when in distance while fencing Internationally. 

US National Right of way:

The interpretation of Priority in USA foil has more to do with the person moving forward than the extension of of the arm.

A US fencers game is more commonly about hiding the blade and finishing the attack without being parried.

Take the short video above as an example, watch the fencer on the right(Alexander Massialas) and how he hides the blade and fights with a “short arm” strategy and when he attacks he pushes the opponent (David Willete) backward almost uncontested. 

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