Red Sun Classical Fencing

The Traditional School of Classical Italian Fencing – Serving Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico

Updates

(Posted 10/31/2019)
October 31st marks the 7th anniversary of the founding of Red Sun Classical Fencing. This year we had several novices complete their initial Foil training and become Fencers of the school, allowing them to participate in the school’s Intra-Sala Tournament held in May (results below). Provost Mank began assisting Maestro Evandro Oliveira (an Olympic fencing coach) with classes at our host organization, Duke City Fencing. RSCF Assistant Instructor Dr. John Bova attended his first session at the Sonoma State University Fencing Masters Certificate Program, thus beginning his path to becoming a certified Instructor at Arms. Despite great personal difficulties, Provost Mank was once again summoned to CombatCon in Las Vegas NV to run the Classical Foil Tournament in August, and once again assisted in the operation of the classical Italian classes being taught there. In honor of the anniversary of its founding, RSCF held a seminar on Radaellian Sabre, taught by Instructor Sean Newton of Marquette CFS and Milwaukee Swordplay Academy. We look forward to continuing to offer quality events and instruction to the fencing community, and to the coming year!


(Posted 10/26/2019)
This weekend saw Instructor Sean Newton of Marquette Classical Fencing Society and Milwaukee Swordplay Academy come to Albuquerque to provide instruction in the sabre style of Giuseppe Radaelli. 14 participants took 6 hours of such instruction on Saturday October 26th, as well as took time to relax and socialize afterward at Instructor Josh Gilbrech’s home. Thanks to Mr. Newton for coming in to teach the seminar, Mr. Gilbrech for graciously allowing us into your home, and to all the fencers (both local and those who traveled in) who participated! We couldn’t have put this on without all of you. Until the next one!


(Posted 5/20/2019)
Results of the Red Sun Classical Fencing Intra-Sala Foil Tournament, held Sunday May 19 2019:

1st Place: Dr. John Bova
2nd Place: Max Vaughn Furr
3rd Place: Brock Smiley

Thanks to all competitors for putting your training on display, spectators for supporting the competitors, and our judges for helping the tournament run smoothly!


(Posted 5/10/2019)
Red Sun Classical Fencing is pleased to announce that student Aiden Ziegler has successfully passed the Classical Fencing Society 1F (Fencer) exam, and as such has gained all associated rights and privileges, including the right to bout and begin training in other weapons. This examination contains written, verbal, practical, and combat elements. Congratulations to Aiden!


(Posted 4/26/2019)
Red Sun Classical Fencing is pleased to announce that student Dustin Ziegler has successfully passed the Classical Fencing Society 1F (Fencer) exam, and as such has gained all associated rights and privileges, including the right to bout and begin training in other weapons. This examination contains written, verbal, practical, and combat elements. Congratulations to Dustin!


(Posted 4/11/2019)
Tournament Results from the Palm Beach Classical Fencing Open:

Foil:
1st Place – Grayson North (Palm Beach Classical Fencing)
2nd Place – Ryan Mank (Red Sun Classical Fencing)
3rd Place – Alexander Kossman (Tampa Bay Fencers)

Epee:
1st Place – Ryan Mank (Red Sun Classical Fencing)
2nd Place (tie) – Raymond Kossman (Tampa Bay Fencers)
2nd Place (tie) – Grayson North (Palm Beach Classical Fencing)
3rd Place – Tony Mita (SUNY-Purchase Fencing Club)

Sabre:
1st Place – Ryan Mank (Red Sun Classical Fencing)
2nd Place – Tony Mita (SUNY-Purchase Fencing Club)
3rd Place – Mike Ruhala (Treasure Coast Fencing Club)

Technical Award in Foil:
(awarded to those best exhibiting adherence to sound fencing technique)
1st Place – Grayson North (Palm Beach Classical Fencing)
2nd Place – Ryan Mank (Red Sun Classical Fencing)
3rd Place – Arturo Calderon-Caswell (SUNY-Purchase Fencing Club)

Thanks to all the competitors who fenced, to the AHF for organizing this excellent event, and the visiting Maestri for their direction and instruction. Until next year!


(Posted 3/28/2019)
Red Sun Classical Fencing is pleased to announce that student Dr. Aaron Neumann has successfully passed the Classical Fencing Society 1F (Fencer) exam, and as such has gained all associated rights and privileges, including the right to bout and begin training in other weapons. This examination contains written, verbal, practical, and combat elements. Congratulations to Dr. Neumann!

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