Club News

2017 ODFC #3

The third ODFC of the season was held just before the holiday and, while we had a very low Kanata turnout, 3 of our 4 fencers took home medals!
Results:
U13 Foil: Riley 10th
Mixed Open Foil: Matthew BRONZE, Iris BRONZE, Jamie SILVER
Congratulations Everyone!!

Iris defending

Iris (on the right) defending

Jamie scores a touch!

Jamie scoring a touch!

Riley attacking

Riley (on the left) attacking

Matts Point attack

Matt's point attack

Kanata Medalists

Kanata's proud medalists: Matt, Jamie and Iris

2017 ODFC #2

The second ODFC of the year was held in November and several Kanata fencers took home some hardware!
Results:
U13 Foil: Konrad 11th; Arlo 14th
U15 Foil: Konrad 6th
Women's Open Foil: Maryam BRONZE; Iris BRONZE; Sharon 7th
Mixed Open Foil: Matthew BRONZE
Mixed Open Sabre: Iris BRONZE
Congratulations Everyone!!

ArloArlo preparing for a match.

KonradKonrad approaching the piste.

Matt Saluting

Matt saluting his opponent.

SabreA good sabre group: Mackenzie (Gold), Gordon (Silver), Emily (Bronze), Iris (Bronze), Chelsea, Daphne, Cheryl and Konrad.

Womens Foil

A great showing in Women's Foil with both Maryam and Iris taking home Bronze medals. Sharon also earned a ribbon in her first ever tournament.

 

2017 ODFC #1

The 1st ODFC of the season was held in October. Kanata fencers had a better turnout than last year's opener and also mixed results. Our bestof the day was Riley's Silver medal followed by Zaid & Lauren's Bronze medals. Ribbons were received by Isabel, Myles and Konrad. Great job everyone!
Kanata's Full Results:
U11 Foil: Zaid Adassi BRONZE; Ewan Thompson 11th; Ellie Toye 14th
U13 Foil: Riley Graham SILVER; Myles Trump 8th
U15 Foil: Konrad Ruszczynski 6th
Women's Open Foil: Lauren Difruscio BRONZE
Mixed Open Foil: Isabelle Hebert 6th; Samuel Kendall 9th

Isabel

Isabelle awaiting her turn on the piste.

Konrad

Konrad receiving his award.

LaurenLauren on the piste (left).

Riley Fencing

Riley attacking!

Riley Silver MylesRiley with his Silver and Myles with his ribbon.

ZaidZaid receiving his Bronze Medal in his 1st ever tournament!

 

 

Kanata Fencing Jackets!

Order a Kanata Fencing Jacket!
 
These jackets are high quality soft shells that you can wear outside, or to keep warm between bouts at competitions (or on the podium).
They cost $95 each. I'll take orders and payments this week. If you'd like one please let me know. I'll order them in bulk from the embroidery company on Tuesday, November 22nd.
They have "Kanata Fencing" embroidered on the back and our club logo on the front.
We'll also have separate crests available to sew on your fencing jackets or pants for $10 each.
For men's size chart, click here.
http://www.imprintableclothes.com/imprintable/b.jsp?id=26297
For women's size chart, click here.
http://www.imprintableclothes.com/imprintable/b.jsp?id=26318

2016 Governor Generals

Kanata Fencers did well this year, led by Daphne who secured a Gold Medal in her foil event. Evan did a great job in his first major foil tournament and is looking forward to more! Bob secured a Silver Medal in his sabre event.

Tournaments are the best way improve your fencing!!

Daphne with her Gold Medal

Daphne proudly wearing her Gold Medal

Vet Sabre medal winners

The Vet Sabre Medal winners.

Sabre Lessons in Kanata with Kyle Girard!

Hello Everyone,
I'm very happy to announce that Kyle Girard will be giving sabre lessons on Fridays again in Kanata!
Kyle has a passion for coaching that led him to take it up before he retired from his own competitive career. As a former Men’s Sabre National and Provincial Champion and member of the national team, he knows what it takes to succeed at the highest levels. With over 12 years’ experience coaching at the varsity and national levels, he’s helped hundreds of beginners discover a love for fencing and has guided many from their first lunges to the top of the podium.
The best coaching strategy is one that takes the student into account. Kyle works with each of his students to take advantage of their individual strengths and improve on their weaknesses. Favouring a blend of Hungarian and French styles, Kyle emphasises the importance of fundamentals, without making lessons tedious exercises in rote learning. The end result is a balance of finesse and power on the physical side, with a clever and adaptive approach on the strategic side.
Kyle's lessons are $40/hr (You don't need to take the whole hour at once. Typically lessons are 15-20min).
I recommend everyone takes advantage of this great opportunity to learn from Kyle.
If you're interested, please let me know and I'll add you to a weekly email where you can book a lesson with Kyle.

Learning to fix fencing equipment

CANCELLED 
NOT ENOUGH INTEREST, SO WE'LL DO THIS ANOTHER TIME.
 
If you have electric equipment and need to learn how to fix it, I'm going to teach how to fix equipment on Thursday, September 15th. We'll start at 7pm.
Please let me know if you are coming. Bring any electric equipment you need fixed, as well as any tools you have,
There is no cost if you have your own supplies. I'll charge for anything of mine that you might need to use (I have a little for my own equipment). I tend to buy the pricey stuff though, so I recommend you pay a visit to Ron and get the basics. You'll need them to maintain your equipment anyways.
 
Some supply suggestions:
For foil and epee:
   -Rewire kits (Includes wire, barrel, spring, tip, and screws) I recommend the German ones. They are better all around and worth the cost.
   -You can also buy separately those components. Good to have for mistakes or fast repairs at tournaments.
For foil, epee, and sabre:
   -Any replacement parts (Blades, body wires and components, guard connectors, etc) Anything broken that needs to be replaced.
 

Useful tools to have:

   -A multi meter (must have to test equipment before tournaments)

   -A tip weight (500g for Foil, 750g for Epee)

   -Epee shim (epee only)
   -Jeweler screwdrivers (Dollar store variety is fine)
   -Hockey Tape (Foil and epee only, white tape is best)
   -600 grit wet/dry sandpaper
   -A knife and/or razor blades
   -Crazy Glue (epee and foil only)
   -Allen wrenches (Most stuff is in metric, but sometimes..)
   -Small vice grips
   -Large vice grips (or a bench vice at home)
   -Heat gun (I'll have one on hand, but good to have your own)
  
Optional, but nice to have:
   -Weapon tester
   -Fencing tape (foil only)
   -Rewire jig
   -Gloves to work with the heat gun.
   -Heat shrink tubing (for body wire repair, you can also use tape)
   -Rare earth magnets (helps when working with the small screw, tips and springs on Foil and Epees)
   -Barrel Reamer for Foil and/or Epee
 
Right now, we're meeting for this at my apartment (I have a small bachelor near Mooney's Bay). If you have a better place that we can use please let me know.
 
-Jon

Start of Fall 2016 Session

The Start of the fall session is only a few weeks away. We're starting Tuesday, October 4th.
Register online here: 
https://www.kanatafencing.com/index.php/registration/registration-form
For existing members who's contact info is the same, renew here:
http://www.kanatafencing.com/index.php/registration/membership-renewal-form
See you all soon!

2016 Can-Am

Kanata Fencing sent two sabre teams to compete in this year's Can-Am tournament in Markham. This tournament has now become the premier fencing event in North American for Veteran's Fencing and the extremely tough competitors that are now attending illustrate that fact! 

Kanata Sabre Teams

Our two sabre teams together with Coach Jonathan: Ziggy, Pat, Bob, Antony, Jon, Mark and Taner

Each of them fought very well in the individual portion. Only Bob brought home a medal (Bronze) in the 60+ category. In the team event, as a circumstance of seeding from the individual poules, both of our teams were pitted against each other! Our 'A-team' defeated the 'B-team'. Unfortunately, the A-Team then went on to loose against a couple of very strong American teams. 

Everyone had a fantastic time! The Can-Am is extremely well run, well referee'ed and takes place at the best venue in Canada!

 

2015/2016 ODFC Final

Kanata didn't have many fencers entered in this season's ODFC, but those who did enter had a great time! This past weekend was the 5th and final round of the season.

Daphne fist pump

Daphne celebrating a win with a fist pump!

 

Riley fencing

Riley put in a big effort this year and was a consistent competitor. Seen here fencing a much taller opponent under the watchful eye of Coach Jonathan.

Kuzey

Kuzey did a fine job refereeing.

 

Evan missing by 2 points

It was another close year for Evan missing the championship trophy by only 2-points!!! He took the Silver Medal today!

 

Father Son battle

Sabre saw a Gold Medal bout between father and son: Elijah and Marek!

 

Sabre Champion

But it was Marek who came out on top with a very close 15 - 14 victory! Here his Dad looks on proudly at Marek, wearing his Gold Medal and holding the overall Sabre Champions Trophy beside the Bronze medal winners, Tyler and Emily.