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Purchase College Hosts First Classical Fencing Tournament March 29

Date Released: 3/24/2008

The Purchase College Fencing Club will hold its first Classical Fencing Invitational Tournament Saturday, March 29 in the Small Gym of the Physical Education building on the Purchase College campus. This invitational tournament features fencers ages 17-25 from across the United States who will compete in foil beginning at 1 PM.  Spectators are welcome. Admission is $5.

A small exhibit of classical fencing will be on view beginning at 12 PM when doors open, and a demonstration of classical and historical fencing will begin at 12:30 PM.

Purchase College is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Classical fencing is very different than Modern Sport fencing.  It approaches the sword as a martial art with fencers training as people did for hundreds of years before the sport was created.  

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