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FOC Referee Seminar and Clinic     Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017
Research Triangle Fencing: Durham, NC Referee Seminar & Hands-On priority clinic with Matt Cox and Darius Wei. Cost is $75 for full-day session. Includes: official seminar, practical exam, entry into Sunday's observation event.
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   Map to 3742 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC 27707
posted 08/29/2017
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FOC Referee Seminar and Hands-On Foil and Sabre Priority Clinic with Matt Cox & Darius Wei
October 7-8, 2017

This seminar fulfills the official FOC seminar requirement; participants will be cleared to take both the written and practical referee exams.

The material will be delivered in what Matt calls a "lab environment". Participants will not only learn the rules and conventions of fencing, but gain hands-on experience interpreting and discussing live action demonstrations.

Discussion of the rules will be informed by Matt and Darius' experiences refereeing, coaching, and fencing at all levels of the sport. Not just for aspiring referees, this seminar will be helpful for athletes, coaches, and parents who want to learn the finer details of refereeing and how they impact the game.

Matthew Cox is a Certified Referee Instructor from Oxford, NC, and has held international referee licenses in both sabre and epee. Having specialized in sabre refereeing for almost 15 years, Matt has refereed at many Grand Prix and World Cup events, and has been a regular fixture at North American Cups. Matt has also served as a club owner and coach, which informed his collaborative approach to referee education.

Darius Wei is the assistant coach in charge of Men's & Women's Foil at Duke University and the Head Foil Coach at Research Triangle Fencing. Athletes who have trained with Darius have consistently demonstrated success, winning National Championships and earning NCAA Championship berths. In addition, Darius has served as a referee in Division 1 NAC and NCAA post-season events.

* Saturday, 10am - 5pm, with a break from 12:30-1:30 for lunch.
* Sunday, Observation Competition (FRED link coming soon)

Cost: $75 for the full day seminar. (Includes entry into Sunday's observation competition)

Research Triangle Fencing
3742 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Suite A-2
Durham, NC 27707

- A well-read copy of the rulebook (e-versions available at

- If you are participating in Sunday's observation competition, full fencing attire (including knickers, underarm protector, long socks) is necessary, as is a *COMPETITIVE* membership in USA Fencing.

- $75 check/cash.

Any questions can be directed to Darius ( or Matt (