The Fencing Sports Academy (FSA) is pleased to announce its 2017 Spring Break and Summer Camp Schedule. Come join us for one or more fun filled and challenging camps. Space is limited, so don’t be left out; sign up early and receive a discounted camp fee.
Whether your child is a beginner or intermediate fencer, our camps are designed to be a fun and challenging experience while focusing on teaching the campers proper technique, respect for the opponent and, mental and physical discipline. Unlike other fencing clubs, FSA‘s camps are limited to 16 fencers to maintain a teaching ratio of 8 fencers to 1 coach. This ratio allows your child to be engaged in a fencing focused activity during the day while providing the coaches the ability to instruct, interact and observe the fencers to maximize your child’s learning experience. Along with verbal coaching and physical drills, several technological tools are used to aid in teaching your child. Video replay is used during the sessions to accelerate learning and allow for visual feedback. On the afternoon of the last day of camp your child will be able to put all their new skills and techniques together and test them in a camp competition. During the competition parents are invited to observe these newly acquired skills.
FSA’s coaches are nationally and internationally recognized in the fencing community. All of our coaches have competed at the highest level representing their home country in major national and international events. Several of our coaches are past Olympians and are ranked in the top 32 fencers on the current circuit.
Head over to the camps page to sign up!
While Fencing Sports Academy was closed this weekend December 23rd, 24th and 25th, Fencer Jeffrey Gu traveled to keep his skills sharp. Jeffrey entered the mixed foil event at the Liberty Chinese Food & Movies 3 Weapon Fencing Open taking place December 24th, 2016 at the Liberty Fencing Club located in New Bucks County, Warrenton PA. Jeffrey won the gold medal for the event and earned his E rating.
Sunday December 18th, FSA fencers competed in a local Y12 & Under mixed event. The event held at DC Fencers Club in Silver Spring Maryland had a single event for all 3 weapons. FSA had fencers compete in mixed foil and mixed epee. In the mixed foil event FSA was atop the podium, Ariadna Tucker Alarcon won the gold medal. In the mixed epee event FSA fencer Chandler Wimmer earned a top 8 medal. Congratulations to both fencers!
FSA had fencers participate in a local event, Stanta's Revenge, held at The Fencers Club in Falls Church, VA. The event was a C & Under Mixed event. In the foil competition FSA fencers were well represented on the podium. Nina Saadat won the gold medal in the event and Kevin Liu, Aaron Stone, and Drew Mitchum all placed top 8.
Congratulations and way to represent Fencing Sports Academy!
The December 10-11, 2016 weekend, FSA fencers competed in two events. Ben Adolphe traveled to compete in the New England open Senior Event and came back with a Gold Medal in Senior Mixed Epee. In our own backyard, FSA fencers competed in the Fairfax Challenge ROC. In Division 1A Men's Epee Coach Zeyad Elashry won the gold medal and Danny Campbell finished with a top 8 medal. In the C & Under Mens Epee competition Doan Joseph earned a top 8 medal. In the C & Under division for Mens Foil Angel Daniel Calva won Gold for FSA. In the Division 1A Womens Epee Competion Hadley Husisian finished with a top 8 medal and won Gold in the C & Under Womens Eppe Event. Along side her in the C & Under Epee event was Maryanne D'Souza with a top 8 medal. In Divison 1A Foil and the C & Under, Nina Saadat finished with a top 8 medal in both events. In the Vet Combined Mens Epee Scott Richardson won silver, and George Desamours finished with a top 8 medal.
What a weekend of competition for our fencers! Overall, FSA fencers won 12 medals, 4 gold, 1 silver, and 7 top 8 medals.