Sheridan Fencing Academy offers a range of programs to suit the age and experience level of the student.
We have unique success in transforming beginners into high-level competitors. This is as much a result of our methodology and approach to training as it is due to our careful assessment of the individual needs of the student.
|Age 4-6 years||16:00-16:45||16:00-16:45||15:00-15:45||10:00-10:45|
|Age 7-9 years||16:00-17:00||16:00-17:00||16:00-17:00||11:00-12:00|
|Ages 10 years & up||17:00-19:00||17:00-19:00||17:00-19:00||17:00-19:00||17:00-19:00||13:00-15:00|
Classes for kids ages 7-13 years.
|Ages 4-8 years||15:40-16:40||15:40-16:40||15:40-16:40|
|Ages 9-14 years||16:50-17:50||16:50-17:50||16:50-17:50|
All classes are taught by our Master Coaches who have earned Maestro degrees from internationally-acclaimed programs and who have extensive coaching experience with all levels of fencers, from beginners to Olympians.
Private lessons are approximately 20 minutes in length. Group classes are approximately 1.5 hours in length.
Kornel Udvarhelyi — Kornel graduated with high honors from the Masters program at the Hungarian Institute of Physical Education. As the Hungarian National Junior Epee Coach, his top student won the Cadet World Championship, Junior World Cup Championship, and a silver medal at the Junior World Championships. His American students have had similar success at the Cadet and Junior World Championships, as well as US National and NCAA Championships. He is a former US Women’s Epee National Team coach, and he coached one of his students, Kamara James, at the 2004 Olympic Games;
Boris Vaksman — He began his fencing career in Odessa, Ukraine at the age of 14. After only 3 years Boris was awarded the title “Master of Sport.” One year later, at the age of 18, Coach Vaksman became Ukrainian National Champion and Soviet Union Championship, both of which he went on to win 3 times by the age of 21. In total, Vaksman earned an impressive 56 medals in International and Soviet competitions between 1978 and 1983. After moving to the U.S. in 1989 he began his coaching career in New York;
Eduard Elterman — He was born in Minsk, Belarus, and fenced on both the Cadet and Junior National Teams. Elterman came to the United States in 1989. From 1989 to 1991 he was a foil coach at Blade Fencing Club in New York. The following year Elterman became the foil and epee coach for New York University, where he developed 12 NCAA All-Americans. Elterman joined the Fencers Club as a coach in 1991;
Simon Gershon — Gershon earned his Masters degree in fencing from the Kiev Institute of Physical Education. He was also a coach at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and has served as the US National Men’s Foil Coach;
Irene Gershon — a former Regional and Collegiate Coach in Ukraine and assistant coach at St. John’s University, received her degree in fencing with high honors from the Kiev Institute of Physical Education. She supervises several youth developmental groups in addition to training many top men and women foilists at Fencers Club, including 2012 Olympians Miles Chamley-Watson and Nicole Ross;
Sean McClain & Alex Martin;
Mikhail Petin — Mikhail earned his Masters degree in both Physical Education and fencing at the Institute of Physical Education in Lvov, Ukraine. Since arriving in the United States, his top students have won a Silver Medal in Olympic Games (Beijing, 2008), 4 Gold and 4 Bronze Medals at the Junior and Cadet World Championships, as well as numerous international, national and NCAA Titles. Mikhail is a former U.S. National Women’s Foil Coach, and he was also awarded the 2003 Fencing Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee;
Mihaly Csikany — Originally from Tapolca, Hungary, Coach Mihaly (pronounced “Me-hi”) Csikany was on the Hungarian Junior National Team and fenced competitively at the Cadet and Junior World Cup levels. Upon moving to the U.S., he began a successful sabre coaching career in California training students who have earned World Cup medals, NCAA Championships, and National titles;
Akhnaten Spencer-El — He is a 2009 graduate of Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary where he completed his Maestro’s degree. A native of Harlem, Spencer-El started fencing at the Peter Westbrook Foundation at the age of 13. He is a three-time U.S. Junior Sabre National Champion, a two-time Senior National Sabre Champion (1999, 2000), and in 1998 was ranked the No. 1 Junior Sabre fencer in the world. He was also a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team.
|Beginner All Ages||16:30-18:00||16:30-18:00||16:30-18:30|
|Advanced All Ages||19:30-21:00||17:00-18:30||19:30-21:00||17:00-18:30||17:00-18:30|
|All levels & Ages||17:00-18:30,|
|Beginners/Intermediate All levels||16:30-18:00|
|All levels Adults||19:00-20:30||16:30-18:00||16:30-18:00||16:30-18:00,|
|Beginner/Intermediate Ages 7-14||16:30-18:30|
|Intermediate/Advanced All Ages||17:00-18:30|
|1 year (additional family member)||850|
|1 year (annual membership)||950|
|1 year (college fencers)||550|
|1 year (senior: 65+)||600|
|After School Bambi Academy||14:00-15:00||14:00-15:00|
|Single training (Beginner/Intermediate)||45|
|Single training (Footwork/Conditioning)||20|
|Single training (Intro Intermediate/Advanced)||50|
|Single training (Saturday Competition)||60|
|Personal training (20 minutes)||50|
The MFC fencing program consists of a combination of private lessons, group classes, open bouting, camps and tournaments.
Private lessons are one on one with the coach for 20 or 40 minute intervals.
|Saber Beginner age 7-11||16:40||16:40||11:00||13:00|
|Foil Beginner age 7-10||16:30||16:30|
|Foil Competitive & Elite||18:00||18:00||18:00||12:00|
|Saber Adult Intermediate||20:00|
|Competitive & Elite||20:00|
|Musketeer ages 4-6||16:00|
|Saber Beginner Adult||20:00|
|Foil Teen age 12+||16:30|
|Saber Beginner Advanced/Intermediate||16:30|
|Saber Bouting Strategy: Intermediate & Competitive||17:00|
|Yury Gelman Foundation Class||15:00|
|Saber: Competition Class||10:00|
|Single training (non members)||30|
|1 year (check)||1050|
|1 year (check: college student)||500|
|1 year (check: veteran/60+)||700|
|1 year (credit card)||1125|