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Club Information

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We offer competition, recreation, and theatrical group and private lessons for the entire family. Classes are available for all age groups from 5 years old through adults. Our instructors have over 30 years of fencing experience in local and international circuits, over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, and have produced many successful fencers through their careers. We offer lessons in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Our Fall season starts Monday September 12 and will go through Decemeber 20, 2011. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request a registration packet.

Fees:

USFA Members              $95.00/month

Non-USFA Members       $110.00

Registration Fee             $25.00   This is a one time fee and pllies to new registrants only.

Club membership benefits include participation in group lessons, group training, free fencing, use of club electronic equipment, discounted private lesson fees ($20.00 per lesson), and no charge for equipment repairs (Student is responible for cost of parts).

Private lesons for non-club members: $30.00 per lesson.

Classes meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at J.C. Mitchell Elementary School, located at 2470 NW 5th Ave. / Boca Raton, FL 33431.

 

For additional information please contact us at 561.306.2749

We can also be reached by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Coaching Staff

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Héctor Cruz-López, Maestro d'Armas - Former member of Puerto Rico National Fencing Team. Over 25 years of coaching experience from middle school through college, Stage Fighting and Theatrical Fencing. USFA Fencing Coach, member of United States Fencing Coaches Association, Federation Internationale d'Escrime, and Christian Fencers Association. National Armourer to US and Puerto Rico Fencing Teams.

Diego Sebastian Cruz-Griffis, Monitour d'Escrime - Started fencing at the age of 4 and was champion of the first Florida Pewee Fencing League at the age of 5. Has twenty years of competitive experience in local, state, and national circuits. Has competed in foil, epee, and sabre in all the age categories. Diego has choreographed and filled fencing roles in several theatrical venues that include The Nutcracker (Dance Theatre of Florida), Romeo et Juliette (Boca Raton Dance Theatre), El Tango de la Muerte (Venetian Carnivale), The Family (ABC Network), and a stunt double for a local TV series (Miami). He is also a National Armourer and travels with the national fencing championship circuit.

Ricardo Cristobal Cruz-Griffis, Monitour d'Escrime - Started fencing at the age of 12 and has competed in foil, epee and sabre. His specialty is introducing new fencers to the art of fencing, classical fencing positions and stances, and footwork. Ricardo is a member and lead singer of Phantomime ... and he looks like one!

 

Custom Weapons and Fencing Equipment Repairs

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Equipment Repair Pricelist

Foil rewire .................................... $22.00 plus parts

Foil blade mount ........................... $  8.00 (you provide all the parts)

Epee rewire ................................. $25.00 plus parts

Epee blade mount ........................ $ 8.00 (you provide all the parts)

Foil repair other than rewire ........... $15.00 plus parts

Foil tip tune ................................  $12.00 (includes weight spring)

Epee repair other than re-wire ....... $15.00 plus parts

Epee tip tune .............................. $15.00 (include contact and weight springs)

Body cord repair (per end) ............ $  6.00 plus parts

Lame repairs ............................... $  6.00 per square inch

Mask repairs ................................ $12.00 NOTE: Masks that present a safety issue will be confiscated and rendered unusable as per USFA rules

Scoring reels ............................... $25.00 per hour labour plus parts

Scoring machines ........................ $45.00 per hour labour plus parts

 

Complete USFA National Tournament and FIE Weapons Controle Inspections

A competition is the worst place to find out that your equipment does not conform to tournament regulations. We will check ALL your equipment according to current FIE regulations, point out what doesn't meet the regulations, and offer you alternatives as to what needs to be brought to compliance or purchased. Your equipment will be tested utilizing the same certified equipment used at FIE World Cup events used by FIE Weapons Controle personnel.

Avoid YELLOW CARDS for non-compliant equipment by having your equipment checked by FIE Licensed armourers. $10.00 plus cost of repairs if necessary

 

For armoury services please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:33
 

Classes

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Introduction to Fencing - This six weeks class provides lecture and practical application emphasizing good sportsmanship and the classical fencing techniques taught by generations of fencing masters throughout the world. It also covers the history of fencing leading up to its place in modern times. The lessons will enable the student to develop an understanding of the role for each part of the body as it relates to Posture, Balance, Footwork, Bladework and Drills.

Beginning Fencing - Lessons in this level focus on application of classical fencing modes and the development of drilling capability to ensure the student properly learns to develop the correct fencing moves required to perform during a fencing phrase. An introduction to competition theory and techniques is provided as a bridge to the intermediate level. These lessons are conducted at lower than realistic fencing speeds to ensure proper learning.

Intermediate Fencing - Lessons in this level emphasize the conversion of drilling techniques and classical posture to real application during a bout. The instructor always reinforces proper foot placement, bladework techniques and finger placement for holding each grip type.

Advanced Fencing - This level of class enforces classical posture at both the competitive and practice level. Prior to acceptance into this class, students are required to master full body and mental control and a mastery of the rules fencing etiquette and bouting for their weapon of choice.

We also offer full armory service for dry and electrical equipment. To request repairs, information, and other services, please contact our armory services at ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )