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February Results: Junior Olympic Champion & Top 32 + SJCC/RJCC/RYC Medalists


So many medals and events that it’s hard to track! Here are some of the weekend results! Good job everyone!
Cadet RJCC – Mia Smotritsky top 8!
Y14 RYC – Mia Smotritsky top 8!
Y12 RYC
Landon Shchur – silver medal 🥈
Nick Iarikov – bronze medal 🥉
David Dodin – top 8!
Y10 RYC – Liora Profis – silver medal 🥈
#fencenyfa #teamnyfa #gonyfa #ryc #rjcc

 

Congratulations to Josh Yavorovskiy taking bronze medal at SJCC in Baltimore and earning C2020!  #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #medalist #C2020 #sjcc

 

Congratulations to Liza Zigalo with bronze medal in Y14 Jersey Clash!
And Mitchell Pozovskiy with top 8 finish! #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #ryc #jerseyclash #medalist

 

Congratulations to our fencers at JO’s:
Isabella Chin – top 16 in Cadets
Ethan Kushnerik – top 16 in Juniors
Rachel Kowalsky – top 32 in Juniors
#teamnyfa #gonyfa #fencenyfa #juniorolympics

 

First day of JO’s and we can’t be more proud! There were 333 fencers competing in cadets men’s epee!
Ethan Kushnerik – National Champion!
Mitchel Bekker – top 16!
Great job guys – very happy for you and looking forward juniors event!
#fencenyfa #teamnyfa #juniorolympics2020 #juniorolympicschampion

 

Great job everyone who earned medals this weekend at Thrust RYC and RJCC!
Y10 girls – Liora Profis – 7th place!
Y10 boys:
Max Brodetsky – 3rd place!
Alexander Ratmansky – 7th place!
Y12 girls:
Erica Kovalchuk – 5th place!
Alexandra Rakhovski – 7th place!
Y12 boys:
David Dodin – 6th place!
Finn Chimoskey – 7th place!
Ethan Zaydman – 8th place!
Y14 girls – Elizabeth Zigalo – 2nd place!
Juniors girls – Rachel Kowalsky – 3rd place!
#gonyfa #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #ryc #rjcc #medalists

BLOG, fencing, Parents

How Safe Is Fencing?


By Sergey Danilov

Is fencing dangerous? Does fencing hurt? These questions are frequently asked by people when they are considering fencing for their little kids. Well, as strange as it sounds – since the sport includes “hitting” each other with metal blades and so on – fencing is one of the safest sports in the world. Hard to believe?

Credit: Trifiletti / BizziAccording to research by Junge A, Engebretsen L, Mountjoy ML, Alonso JM, Renstrom PAFH, Aubry MJ, and Dvorak J (2009) from the University of Oslo, during the 2008 Olympic Summer Games, there were only five sports that had fewer injuries than fencing which were diving, synchronized swimming, rowing, kayaking, and sailing. The same study found that the most injuries occurred in soccer, followed by taekwondo, field hockey, handball, and weightlifting.  Additionally, the research illustrates that one third of all Olympic sports injuries were caused by contact with another athlete. In fencing, body contact is prohibited by the rules, and in certain situations, the athlete can be disqualified if the body contact was initiated.

Well, it is hard to believe, right? Let me explain a few things about fencing, as a lot of people imagine it to be Zorro slicing the other person’s outfit into pieces, making a “Z” on the shirt, or Musketeers who kill each other during breakfast, lunch, dinner or even during a glass of wine with their friends. Modern fencing is about scoring points with the tip of a very flexible, relatively light blade. The tip is not sharp at all which makes fencing very safe. The fencer’s body is fully covered with several layers of equipment made from Kevlar, which is the material used to make bulletproof jackets. (Of course, we did not try to shoot to test it, as we actually use fencing blades only.) The fencer’s head is fully protected with a mask that is made from metal mesh, which can withhold force much greater than the fencing blade.

There are myriad of studies you can find on the internet, and all of them depict that fencing is not considered a dangerous, risky or potentially high injury-causing sport.

Yes, injuries in fencing happen; however, they are mainly pulled or strained muscles, bruising, or sprains. With the proper training, warm-ups, stretching, etc., these injuries can all be prevented and minimized. After all, these same injuries happen while children play on the playground. As we can see, fencing has a very low risk of injury. Children, teens, and adults will find a lot of benefits as they discover the unlimited potential of the sport, such as focus, self-discipline, comradery, respect and more. These skills will help you throughout your life and will last lifelong.

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Credit: Graphic by Jen Christiansen, Illustrations by MCKIBILLO; Source: Lars Engebretsen, University of Oslo