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Fencing at Manhattan Fencing Center (Midtown) Manhattan Fencing Center (Midtown)

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
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.06.03
Fencing at Sheridan Fencing Academy (Upper East Side) Sheridan Fencing Academy (Upper East Side)

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
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.06.03
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
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  • 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
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.06.03
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
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.06.03
Kendo at Ken-Zen Institute Ken-Zen Institute

Chief Instructor — Daniel T. Ebihara (Kendo Kyoshi, 7-Dan).

54 Thomas Street New York City, NY
  • 212-406-9104
  • Chambers Street (700 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Chambers Street (1000 ft) IND 8th Av
  • Franklin Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.16
Kendo at Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club
110 #2 West 14th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-807-7336
  • Sixth Avenue (200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (500 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 14th Street (700 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.16
Kendo & Longsword at Sword Class NYC in Harlem Sword Class NYC in Harlem

Instructors:

  • Christophe Salet – Head Kendo Instructor, AUSKF 4th Dan. He began his study of Kendo in Paris, under the tutelage of Thao Sensei and Durant Sensei. This dojo was affiliated with the Shodokan Dojo in Tokyo, which allowed him to learn from Okada Morimasa Sensei, 8th Dan, head instructor at the Shodokan and at Nittai Dai Gakku (Tokyo sports university);
  • Tristan Zukowski – Head Longsword Instructor, New York Historical Fencing Association (NYHFA). In July 2013, Tristan defended his title as Cutting Champion at Longpoint (having also taken 1st Place the previous year), and took 3rd Place in the Longsword Triathlon;
  • Damion Digrazzia — Head Instructor, Striking Eagles (US National Team);

  • Steve Viani — Assistant Instructor, HEMA;

  • Tim Kaufman — Instructor, HEMA: Sword & Buckler;

  • Toby Hall — Assistant Instructor, HEMA;

  • Tanya Smith — Head Instructor, Kids & Youth Classes.

Programs:

  • Kendo;
  • Longsword;
  • Teen Kendo — Our teen kendo class focuses on an energetic and fun workout while strictly adhering to the tenants and traditions of kendo;
  • Teen Longsword — ages 13-17. Students will learn basics of longsword, and do supervised sparring;
  • Light Saber Fitness —  Kids & youth ages 5-12 will learn a combination of techniques from the longsword and kendo curriculums and the movies using light sabers.
1944 Madison Avenue New York City, NY 10035
  • 646-580-9532
  • 125th Street (1100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 125th Street (1500 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 116th Street (2500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.20
Kendo at Sword Class NYC in Brooklyn Sword Class NYC in Brooklyn

Head Kendo Instructor — Christophe Salet, AUSKF 4th Dan. He began his study of Kendo in Paris, under the tutelage of Thao Sensei and Durant Sensei. This dojo was affiliated with the Shodokan Dojo in Tokyo, which allowed him to learn from Okada Morimasa Sensei, 8th Dan, head instructor at the Shodokan and at Nittai Dai Gakku (Tokyo sports university).

35 Locust Street New York City, NY 11206
  • 718-218-7117
  • Myrtle Avenue (1000 ft) BMT Jamaica
  • Flushing Avenue (1100 ft) BMT Jamaica
  • Morgan Avenue (2700 ft) BMT Canarsie
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.20
Kendo at New York City Kendo Club New York City Kendo Club 1 Photo

Kataoka Sensei is the teacher for all classes.

The beginner/basic class is for participants of all levels.

351 East 74th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-288-6743
  • 347-683-1074
  • 77th Street (1900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 68th Street – Hunter College (2400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street (3400 ft) IND 63rd St
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.17
Kendo at New York Kenshinkai Kendo New York Kenshinkai Kendo 1 Photo

All instructors are members of All US Kendo Federation and All Eastern US Kendo Federation:

  • Joshua Caroll Sensei, Kendo 6 dan;
  • Koichiro Sudo Sensei, Kendo 6 dan;
  • Kevin Yong Sensei, Kendo 6 dan;
  • Junko Inoue-Winters Sensei, Kendo 6 dan;
  • Madoka Wakaiki Sensei, Kendo 5 dan;
  • Shinichiro Fukui Sensei, Kendo 5 dan;
  • Donhun Lee Sensei, Kendo 5 dan;
  • Yoichiro Tsunoda Sensei, Kendo 5 dan.
500 8th Avenue New York City, NY
  • 917-626-5918
  • 34th Street – Penn Station (300 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 34th Street – Penn Station (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Times Square – 42nd Street (1600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.17
Fencing at New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Upper West Side New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Upper West Side

At New Amsterdam Fencing Academy (NAFA), we stress the four complimentary elements in training a fencer: Group work (footwork and conditioning), individual lessons, practice bouting, and competitions.

NAFA offers classes for children of all ages. We also organize fencing birthday parties, school programs, and camps.

Weekly group fencing classes are the core of our program.  The group format fosters cohesion among club members, teaches good sportsmanship, and helps develop key social skills.

Programs:

  • Junior — program for students ages 13 to 18 up offers a two-hour class integrating intricate footwork, advanced weapon control, strategy and tactics, as well as the long-term self-discipline key to navigating a successful adolescence;
  • Youth — fencers aged 9 to 12 are ready to commit to an hour (Beginner) or two-hour long (Advanced) group class emphasizing the technical and the tactical aspects of the sport;
  • FIT Kids (Fencers In Training) — 6 to 8 year old beginning swordsmen engage in an hour-long class that uses the building blocks of competitive fencing to emphasize the importance of working together. First through third graders engage in games and exercises that focus on the development of hand-eye coordination, general fitness, and body movement. While playing with swords.
302 West 91st Street New York City, NY 10024
  • 212-662-3362
  • 96th Street (1200 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 86th Street (1300 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 86th Street (3000 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.22
Fencing at New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Lower East Side New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Lower East Side

At New Amsterdam Fencing Academy (NAFA), we stress the four complimentary elements in training a fencer: Group work (footwork and conditioning), individual lessons, practice bouting, and competitions.

NAFA offers classes for children of all ages. We also organize fencing birthday parties, school programs, and camps.

Weekly group fencing classes are the core of our program.  The group format fosters cohesion among club members, teaches good sportsmanship, and helps develop key social skills.

Programs:

  • Junior — program for students ages 13 to 18 up offers a two-hour class integrating intricate footwork, advanced weapon control, strategy and tactics, as well as the long-term self-discipline key to navigating a successful adolescence;
  • Youth — fencers aged 9 to 12 are ready to commit to an hour (Beginner) or two-hour long (Advanced) group class emphasizing the technical and the tactical aspects of the sport;
  • FIT Kids (Fencers In Training) — 6 to 8 year old beginning swordsmen engage in an hour-long class that uses the building blocks of competitive fencing to emphasize the importance of working together. First through third graders engage in games and exercises that focus on the development of hand-eye coordination, general fitness, and body movement. While playing with swords.
59 East 2nd Street New York City, NY 10003
  • 212-662-3362
  • Second Avenue (400 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bleecker Street (1500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Broadway – Lafayette Street (1900 ft) IND 6th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.22
Fencing at New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Riverdale New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Riverdale

At New Amsterdam Fencing Academy (NAFA), we stress the four complimentary elements in training a fencer: Group work (footwork and conditioning), individual lessons, practice bouting, and competitions.

NAFA offers classes for children of all ages. We also organize fencing birthday parties, school programs, and camps.

Weekly group fencing classes are the core of our program.  The group format fosters cohesion among club members, teaches good sportsmanship, and helps develop key social skills.

Programs:

  • Junior — program for students ages 13 to 18 up offers a two-hour class integrating intricate footwork, advanced weapon control, strategy and tactics, as well as the long-term self-discipline key to navigating a successful adolescence;
  • Youth — fencers aged 9 to 12 are ready to commit to an hour (Beginner) or two-hour long (Advanced) group class emphasizing the technical and the tactical aspects of the sport;
  • FIT Kids (Fencers In Training) — 6 to 8 year old beginning swordsmen engage in an hour-long class that uses the building blocks of competitive fencing to emphasize the importance of working together. First through third graders engage in games and exercises that focus on the development of hand-eye coordination, general fitness, and body movement. While playing with swords.
5250 Fieldston Road New York City, NY 10471
  • 212-662-3362
  • Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (3800 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 238th Street (1 ml) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 231st Street (1.5 ml) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.22
Fencing at Tim Morehouse Fencing Club - Manhattan Tim Morehouse Fencing Club - Manhattan 4 Photo

Instructors:

  • Achiko Lortkipanidze (Olympian and Lead Coach) — Coach Achiko represented The Republic of Georgia in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He also won the Soviet Union Championships and earned a spot as a World Cup finalist. Achiko has since coached in both his home country and in the United States. His students have achieved significant results at both the national and international level, including a silver medal at the 2012 Cadet World Cup and multiple medals at 2012 North American Cups (NACs) and Junior Olympics;
  • Samir Mahmoud El-Bakry (Lead Coach) — Coach Samir was a Member of the Egyptian National team from 1996 until 2012 and is an experienced coach with an international coaching diploma from the FIE (Federation International Escrime). Samir's students include 2016 Junior World Champion medalist Mohamed Amer and 2017 Cadet Summer National Medalist Aksel Fernandes;
  • Bartek Florczak (Lead Coach) — Bartek is a Polish certified coach with 14 years of coaching experience in fencing;
  • Luka Oboladze (Coach) — Luka fenced for Georgian national team from 2010-2015. In 2012, he helped his country's U-23 team win a gold medal in the European Cup and helped his team to a bronze medal at the European Championships.

Programs:

  • Musketeers (ages 4-6) — Includes: Unlimited Classes/month (4 classes offered per week), 4 Private Lessons/month (20 minutes each), No Equipment Purchase Required (students use plastic sabers and masks provided by the Club);
  • Junior & Elite Program — Includes: Unlimited Monthly Classes (Within the age range and level of the student), Unlimited Day Camps (Some Restrictions Apply), Tournament Coaching (During Designated regional/national Tournaments. Not International), Entry Fees to TM-FC Club Held "Local" Tournaments, A Station for storing fencing equipment at the Club;
  • Beginner Program — For Youth (Under-13) or Junior/Senior (13+) age categories. Includes: 8 Classes/month, 4 Private Lessons/month (20 minutes each), No Equipment Purchase Required (students use loaner equipment provided by the Club);
  • Adult Program (ages 18 & up) — Includes: 8-Classes/month, 4 Private Lesson/month, No Equipment Purchase Required (students use loaner equipment provided by the Club), 2-Month Commitment Required.
210 West 91st Street New York City, NY 10024
  • 317-886-8243
  • 86th Street (1100 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 96th Street (1200 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 86th Street (2200 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.17
Fencing at Woodside Fencing Center Woodside Fencing Center

Training - Services Offered:

  • Private & Group Fencing Lessons in Foil, Saber or Épeé;
  • Exercise Stress Testing - Leg Ergometry;
  • Exercise Evaluation - Fitness Check, Flexibility;
  • Upper Body Testing - Concept2 Indoor Rower;
  • Fencing Research - Motor Control Booklet.

Coaches:

  • Moses Sistrunk Jr. - He is currently a Certified Foil Fencing Instructor (Foil & Saber Coach): A Harlem born enthusiast of the sport of fencing since the early 1990’s, Moses Sistrunk, Jr.’s dedication to the sport began at Our Children’s Foundation, Inc. (OCF);
  • Charles James - Trained in Italy, Wheelchair Fencing Certified, Foil Certified with US Fencing Coaches Association.
3911 57th Street New York City, NY 10003
  • 718-478-5946
  • 61st Street – Woodside (1100 ft) IRT Flushing
  • Northern Boulevard (1900 ft) IND Queens Boulevard
  • 52nd Street (2200 ft) IRT Flushing
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.18
Fencing at Cambridge Fencing Club Cambridge Fencing Club

We offer a variety of programs towards all skill levels, from beginner to competition preparation. Beginners are usually grouped by age, but as training progresses, fencers are matched by skill level.

In addition to ongoing training, there are summer camp programs, tournaments, and open fencing.

1434B Richmond Road New York City, NY 10003
  • 646-425-7366
  • Bay Ridge – 95th Street (3.9 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 86th Street (4.2 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 77th Street (4.6 ml) BMT 4th Av
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.18
Fencing at Brooklyn Fencing Center Brooklyn Fencing Center 1 Photo 1 Video

Head Coach Rolando Balboa started fencing foil over a decade ago and began coaching in 2001. He founded Brooklyn Fencing in 2003 and since then his students have won numerous national and a few international medals. Rolando also coaches the fencing team and teaches fencing at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn.

Classes:

  • Child is ages 7-9;
  • Junior is ages 10-17;
  • Adult is ages 18 and up.
600 Degraw Street New York City, NY
  • 718-522-5822
  • 347-529-6507
  • Union Street (800 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2200 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Bergen Street (2600 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.19
Fencing at South Brooklyn Fencing South Brooklyn Fencing 1 Photo

Programs:

  • Mini-Musketeers — For 5 years old kids who have never fenced before. Classes are once a week 45 minutes;
  • Kids Beginner Class — For students (from 6 to 12 years old) who have never fenced before or are still working through the fundamentals;
  • Kids Intermediate Class — For students who have mastered the basics of fencing and are ready to begin more competitive training;
  • Kids Advanced Class;
  • Open Bouting — Experienced kids, juniors and adults are welcome;
  • Footwork Class — For kids and teens. Open to any students in group classes or enrolled as club members;
  • Adult Group Class;

  • Summer Camps.

211 21st Street New York City, NY 10003
  • 929-337-8097
  • 23rd Street (1300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Third Avenue (1800 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 28th Street (2100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.19
Fencing at Martinez Academy of Arms on East 4th Street Martinez Academy of Arms on East 4th Street

Instructors:

  • Maestro de Armas Ramon Martinez;
  • Maestro de Armas Jeannette Acosta-Martinez;
  • Maestro Antone Blair;
  • Maestro Jared Kirby.

The Maestros are also available for seminars, workshops, lectures and consultation.

64 East 4th Street New York City, NY 10003
  • 210-330-8670
  • Second Avenue (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bleecker Street (1100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Astor Place (1300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.22