Fencing strengthens your body and sharpens your mind
We offer two youth programs, Beginning Youth for ages 11 and under and Competitive Youth for ages 11 and under. The Beginning Youth program is an introduction to fencing for kids. Students learn the fundamental skills and rules of fencing. Each class is designed to teach fencing technique and tactics through activities, games and exercises that develop coordination, flexibility, balance, strength, endurance and focus.read more
We also have a foil program!
He spent 10 years with the Russian National Team as a both fencer and instructor. He was a member of the Russian National U-16, U-19, and Senior National team from 2000-2008. He won gold medals at the 2004 European Fencing Championships and 2008 World Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark.read more
This program is available to those who have fencing experience, compete on a local or national level and are 17 years of age or under. Our competitive program is designed to train fencers with the primary goal of competing at the national and international level. Also, produces scholastic athletes who will be able to fence competitively at the collegiate level.read more
What families have to say...
“Galya is a wonderful coach, both in practice and at competitions. All of the observations she makes and notes gives are specific and focused. She shifts her approach to coach depending on what is most beneficial to each of her students. Without Galya, I wouldn’t have made it to NCAA Championships for the first time my final year in college. Even in high-stress situations, she maintains a sense of calm and puts her fencers at ease — something that is both rare and needed at a competitive level.”
“Coach Galya, Olympics Gold Medalist, has been an amazing coach to Sapphira. She takes a gentle, holistic approach towards fencing instructions to maximize the potential of her students and prepare them physically, emotionally and mentally for this highly competitive sport. Holding a next-generation approach with decade-long experiences, Coach Galya is undoubtedly a role model preparing her kids for a bright future in fencing, academics and life.”
“Jacob has found your fencing instruction to be so valuable. You have an ability to identify exactly what he needs to do to improve and can also provide detailed instruction for how he can execute those improvements. He finds your instruction motivating and encouraging. You coach with calm but also with energy. He has greatly enjoyed the time with you and your instruction and feels he has improved.”
“Working with Galya in my senior year was an absolute blessing. Galya leads not only by instruction but by example – never asking fencers to do exercises she won’t do herself, always keeping perfect form and advising others on how to do the same. Galya’s lessons build new skills over time, not only improving coordination and focus but also introducing entirely new techniques while exploring the best tactical situations in which to employ them. I grew tremendously working with her and would advise any with the opportunity to do the same.”