• 16AUG
    Want to test your metal??  I mean Really!!!!

    Want to test your metal?? I mean Really!!!!

    Are you getting bored being an electric light fixture? Want to try something new and really exciting? Do you have the stomach for cold steel? Maybe some real fencing is in order. Not convinced? Come in and let Sir Jack get his point across to you! Longsword in September. Look for it on the schedule!

  • 25OCT
    Fencing 101 from the 15th Century

    Fencing 101 from the 15th Century

    The following from the Master of the Bolognese Tradition as put down by friend, Ilkka Hartikainen in Finland at “Marozzo.com” “Imagine yourself facing your adversary, swords in hand. Note if your opponent is right or left-handed, and for the sake of this exercise we will assume he is right-handed. Now visually divide him into four

  • 28SEP
    Corrigendum

    Corrigendum

    Enfants, With regard to the clinics a few things from the original message need to be corrected. 1) NOTE TO MENDHAM STUDENTS: Be advised that the Parents Association CANNOT provide uniforms or equipment. This would be a violation of the NJSIAA rules. Further, it is a policy of the salle not to provide equipment other

  • 19SEP
    Pre-Season Clinics

    Pre-Season Clinics

    Enfants, Saturdays in the Fall will be devoted to Pre-Season Clinics as we further hone our skills in preparation for the upcoming HS Fencing Season! For those of you hailing from Mendham HS, you may already have received notice of this through the Parents Association. However, the clinics are open to all comers but open

  • 09AUG
    Beginner Foil Course

    Beginner Foil Course

    Enfants, For those of you who may have been lying about in the sunny days this summer, “don’t ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee!” A new Beginner’s Foil Course will be starting up in September! This course is a set curriculum and a proper foundation for the aspiring young fencer. The

  • 27JUL
    An August Opportunity for a little Liberi-ation

    An August Opportunity for a little Liberi-ation

    Anciens!! Yes, I’m talking to you!!  The Elders…The Parents…The Tennis Dads, the Soccer Moms,  the Lame fetchers….All of you.   I’ve just posted the August Schedule and I’ve reserved ample time to attend to our adult patrons for a change.   In introducing European Martial Arts into our Salle,  I’ve found it to be a

  • 17JUL
    The Salle Supports HEMAA

    The Salle Supports HEMAA

    The Salle is a supporter of the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) Alliance.   HEMAA is a “Not for Profit” entity devoted  to documentable methods of armed and unarmed personal and group combat of European origin. The term HEMA is most often used for the reconstruction of medieval martial arts, because no systematic manuals for

  • 28MAY
    The Tables Are Turning on the Procrastinators!!!

    The Tables Are Turning on the Procrastinators!!!

    Enfants, If you haven’t noticed….the air-conditioning is now on at the Salle!!! Summer is upon us! Time is running out to sign up for a summer camp! Many of the advanced camps are near capacity. Let me hear from you or the table may turn! Aux Armes!!!

  • 25FEB
    Frustrated Indoors?

    Frustrated Indoors?

    Enfants, If you’ve already looked into our schedule for March you will note that there are pools for each “Sport” weapon, vis: Epee, Sabre, and Foil at various times during the week. There is also Classical Bouting sessions on Saturdays. Firstly, by “Pool” we mean a competitive session rather than just Open Bouting. Score will

  • 14FEB
    Vive la Difference!

    Vive la Difference!

    Time for a change! After slugging it out with every High School in the state, let’s not rest upon our Laurels but rather get back to basics. Way back…before electricity! L’Ecole Classique! In the first week of March we will be offering introductory sessions to the Classical Martial Art forms of: The Small Sword, The