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​Fencing Tournament Sept. 14

College of the Desert will be the host site for the first fencing tournament for the 2013-14 season.

Fencers will compete in Wright Gymnasium on Sept. 14. Saber begins at 9:30 a.m., foil at 10:30 a.m. and epee at 12:30 p.m.

The tournament is free and open to the public.

DFA Anniversary Set

Fencing Coach Leslie Taft has not only been the coach for COD's Fencing Team since 1986, she also began the Desert Fencing Academy (DFA) 10 years ago in Palm Desert. 'A dream come true' says Taft.

DFA will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 7 from Noon to 3 p.m. The celebration includes fencers sparring, cake and beverages.   

The Academy out-grew their space once in My Gym on Fred Waring Drive and Town Center Way. They moved to a new location at 73760 Dinah Shore Drive, Suite D, Palm Desert, now next door to My Gym.

For the training schedule, programs and fees visit their website at