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Month: March 2014 (Page 1 of 2)

Bronze to Taly Yukelson at Bay Cup Senior Women’s Epee

Taly Yukelson got Bronze at Bay Cup Women's Epee tournamentCongratulations to Taly Yukelson who got Bronze in yesterday’s high profile Senior Women’s Epee Bay Cup Tournament. Two one of the best epee fencers participated in that competition from Stanford Varsity Team – Francesca Bassa and Vivian Kong. Those who are new to fencing (and particularly epee fencing): Kong is current NCAA 2014 champion and Bassa is NCAA 2014 vise-champion! So you can imagine how intense the competition was. Francesca defeated Taly 15-9 in semi-finals and went on to win the tournament by defeating Vivian in final, who in semi-finals defeated Katarzyna Trzopek (another renown  fencer in the pack – former member of Polish National Team and Penn State varsity fencer).

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Your child’s first fencing competition? Here’s how to prepare

Words of Coach's wisdom

Words of Coach’s wisdom

Last post, I wrote about why it’s important for your child to participate in a competitive sport.  Through competition, your child will learn to develop a tremendous amount of discipline in his/her life.  Everything from managing their time efficiently to eating healthy to honoring commitments – there are so many benefits!  Competing will give your child the tools they need to grow responsibly and maturely.

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Great results of AFM fencers at Central California Summer Nationals Y14 Qualifiers

Anya and Alexander - Gold Medalists at Central California Y14 Summer National Qualifiers

Anya Harkness and Alexander Javorski – Gold Medalists at Central California Y14 Summer National Qualifiers

AFM Y14 fencers demonstrated today great results at Y14 Summer National Qualifiers of Central California Division.

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AFM is featured in San Jose Mercury News

Coach Alexandr Maximovich works with a student during a private lesson at the Academy of Fencing Masters. Coach Alexandr was the Assistant Head Coach Foil for the gold-medal winning USSR fencing team in the 1988 Olympics.

Coach Alexandr Maximovich works with a student during a private lesson at the Academy of Fencing Masters. Coach Alexandr was the Assistant Head Coach Foil for the gold-medal winning USSR fencing team in the 1988 Olympics.

It is very exciting to see that Academy of Fencing Masters was featured today on the front page of San Jose Mercury News Willow Glen Supplement.

And the nice coincidence is that today 7 months since AFM opened its doors and the first class was commenced. They say 7 is a lucky number 🙂

Bonnie Everett (mom of William Elloway) contacted the newspaper and shared her son’s experience and her own thoughts in such exciting form that the next day correspondents came, spent at AFM 2 hours and wrote this wonderful article.

Thanks Bonnie for letting us know how do you feel!

 

 

Why is it important for your child to compete in a sport?

Fencing Competition

Fencing Competition

I love sports. I have been involved in sports my whole life – especially fencing.  This was a sport I was dedicated to and competed in throughout my youth.  As an adult, I still enjoy the sport, which is why I’m so heavily enmeshed in it to this day.

I believe strongly that every child needs to be involved in some sort of competitive sport.  Athletics are the building blocks of your child’s personality and strength.  It helps your child develop good habits, a healthy lifestyle, and discipline.  Sports will give your child the tools they need to become aware of their bodies and minds.

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