Fencing at Sheridan Fencing Academy (Upper East Side) Sheridan Fencing Academy (Upper East Side) 1 Photo

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.

Programs:

  • 4-6 year olds;
  • 7-9 year olds;
  • 10 & older;
  • adult classes.

Coaches:

  • Jason Sheridan is the first American-born coach in history to train a World Champion in sabre. He has developed many of the top fencers in the US, including the 2016 & 2014 NCAA Champion, 2013 Junior World Champion and silver medalist, and the 2012 Junior Olympic Champion. Jason is also the only American to complete the prestigious fencing masters program at the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland. He spent several years there training and studying with coaching legend Zbigniew Czajkowski, helping him write several books and papers on fencing and coaching;
  • Laura Decker is one of the top fencing referees in the country, regularly officiating at the highest levels of national and international competition. Laura graduated from Caltech, where she was the first female fencer to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Along with coaching and refereeing, Laura continues to compete nationally in sabre and is a former North American Cup winner;
  • Louis Montorio is currently one of the top ranked veteran saber fencers in the country and continues to compete and win medals on the national veterans circuit. Louis is a regular North American Cup medalist and the winner the 2015 Tri-State Veterans Cup;
  • Mihail Etropolski has been coaching fencers for over 10 years, working with beginners to National finalists. As a competitor, he has represented the US at numerous World Cups and at the 2010 Pan American Championships. Mihail is part of an impressive fencing legacy: his father is the 1983 World Champion and his uncle, the 1985 silver medalist.
1801 1st Avenue
New York City, NY
212-831-0764
  • 96th Street (2000 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 86th Street (2700 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 103rd Street (3300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.17
Fencing at Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club 1 Photo

Programs:

  • Mini-Muskeeters (ages 6-9);
  • Cadets (ages 10-17);
  • Intermediate/Competitive Training Session.
68 Jay Street
New York City, NY
646-823-2529
  • York Street (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • High Street (1600 ft) IND 8th Av
  • Clark Street (2600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.17
Fencing at Sheridan Fencing Academy (Forest Hills) Sheridan Fencing Academy (Forest Hills)

Classes for kids ages 7-13 years.

Coaches:

  • Jason Sheridan is the first American-born coach in history to train a World Champion in sabre. He has developed many of the top fencers in the US, including the 2016 & 2014 NCAA Champion, 2013 Junior World Champion and silver medalist, and the 2012 Junior Olympic Champion. Jason is also the only American to complete the prestigious fencing masters program at the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland. He spent several years there training and studying with coaching legend Zbigniew Czajkowski, helping him write several books and papers on fencing and coaching;
  • Laura Decker is one of the top fencing referees in the country, regularly officiating at the highest levels of national and international competition. Laura graduated from Caltech, where she was the first female fencer to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Along with coaching and refereeing, Laura continues to compete nationally in sabre and is a former North American Cup winner;
  • Louis Montorio is currently one of the top ranked veteran saber fencers in the country and continues to compete and win medals on the national veterans circuit. Louis is a regular North American Cup medalist and the winner the 2015 Tri-State Veterans Cup;
  • Mihail Etropolski has been coaching fencers for over 10 years, working with beginners to National finalists. As a competitor, he has represented the US at numerous World Cups and at the 2010 Pan American Championships. Mihail is part of an impressive fencing legacy: his father is the 1983 World Champion and his uncle, the 1985 silver medalist.
70-11 Austin Street
New York City, NY
212-831-0764
  • Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (600 ft) IND Queens Boulevard
  • 75th Avenue (2700 ft) IND Queens Boulevard
  • 67th Avenue (2700 ft) IND Queens Boulevard
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.17
Fencing at Manhattan Fencing Center (Upper West Side) Manhattan Fencing Center (Upper West Side)

Coaches:

  • Brando Messinese;
  • Michele Caporizzi.
160 West 82nd Street
New York City, NY
212-787-8200
  • 79th Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 86th Street (1500 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (1600 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.17
Fencing at Fencers Club Fencers Club 1 Photo

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.

Coaches:

  • Alexey Cheremsky — He was born in Ukraine and received his degree from the Ukrainian State University of Physical Education and Sport. After coaching in Kiev, Alexey moved to Israel where he was the National Team coach from 2000-2005. Alexey moved to the United States in 2006 and was named the Cadet and Junior National Team Coach in 2011. Alexey’s students are high achieving and dedicated students, both on and off the fencing strip. Many of Alexey’s students are nationally and internationally competitive. Among them are top-3 Junior world fencers, 7 NCAA medalists, and numerous US Cadet and Junior Team members;
  • 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.

229 West 28th Street
New York City, NY
212-807-6947
  • 28th Street (500 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 23rd Street (1200 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 34th Street – Penn Station (1400 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.19
Fencing at New York Fencing Academy New York Fencing Academy 1 Photo

Classes:

  • After School Bambi Academy (1 hour) — ages 1-4 years;
  • Musketeers Beginners (1 hour) — ages 6-7 years;
  • Kids Intermediate (1,5 hours) — ages 8-11 years;
  • Intermediate (1,5 hours);
  • Competition (1,5 or 2 hours);
  • Footwork (30 min);
  • Open Fencing.

Coaches:

  • Misha Mokretsov;
  • Edward Mufel;
  • Anton Dutchak;
  • Yarik Ponomarenko.
2896 West 12th Street
New York City, NY
718-996-0426, 347-741-1343
  • Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (400 ft) BMT Brighton
  • West Eighth Street – New York Aquarium (1200 ft) BMT Brighton
  • Neptune Avenue (2100 ft) IND Culver
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.17
Fencing at Manhattan Fencing Center (Midtown) Manhattan Fencing Center (Midtown) 1 Photo

The MFC fencing program consists of a combination of private lessons, group classes, open bouting, camps and tournaments.

Classes:

  • Introductory fencing for children ages 4-6;
  • Beginner classes for ages 7+;
  • Beginner parents’ classes (no membership required);
  • Beginner adults’ classes (no membership required);
  • Intermediate, advanced, and elite classes;
  • Conditioning and competition classes.

Private lessons are one on one with the coach for 20 or 40 minute intervals.

Coaches:

  • Nellya Sevostyanova (Foil);
  • Vladymyr Lukashenko (Saber);
  • Brando Messinese (Foil);
  • Semyon Pinkhasov (Foil);
  • Andrew Lamianski (Saber);
  • Alexander Sourimto (Saber);
  • Misha Shimshovich (Saber);
  • Alan Weber (Foil/Saber);
  • Yury Gelman (Saber);
  • Sergey Isayenko (Saber);
  • Oleg Brusilovsky (Foil).
15 West 37th Street
New York City, NY
212-382-2255
  • 34th Street – Herald Square (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 34th Street – Herald Square (1100 ft) BMT Broadway
  • 42nd Street – Bryant Park (1200 ft) IND 6th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.17