Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Our summer camps in Pinecrest have been extended through the month of July. Sign up now for these popular camps.
We are in vacation for evening classes in Pinecrest and Key Biscayne but will resume in August.
|Summer Fencing Camps In Pinecrest Extended|
Due to high demand, we have extended our popular fencing camps in Pinecrest through July. These camps are designed for intermediate and advanced fencers. A limited number of beginners will be accepted. Equipment will be provided for beginners. Full day fencers will bring their own lunch.(No camp week of July 5.)
Full Day and Half Day Camps for fencers age 8 and up.
Our maestros will be available for private lessons and group coaching. Electric scoring equipment will be available for competition practice. To register, contact the Village of Pinecrest Recreation Center on 305.284.0900. You may register in person at the Recreation Center 5855 SW 111 St.
This camp is open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of the Miami Fencing Club to participate. Registration is limited to 20 persons. Sign up now!
Pinecrest Recreation Center
|Summer Vacation Schedules|| |
|Pinecrest and Key Biscayne |
Our evening classes in Pinecrest and Key Biscayne will resume in August. We are open for evening classes in South Miami Middle School with a new session beginning July 6. Day classes continue at Miami Dade College on Saturdays with new sessions beginning July 10.
|A Personal Note|| |
I apologize for being absent so much the past few months. I was dealing with lung cancer that proved a small distraction. I have had surgery, biopsies, and I am now cancer free! Thanks for your patience and support. I'll be back ready to go after the July 4 Holiday.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Our Miami Madness tournament for 2010 is ready for registration on askFRED! We welcome new coaches and now have a full line of fencing equipment.
Miami Madness 2010
Miami Madness for 2010 is ready for registration now on askFRED. The tournament will be held on February 27 & 28 at South Miami Middle School. We will have four copper strips for your fencing enjoyment.
Weldome New Coaches
| Cuban National Team Coaches now at MFC! |
We are pleased to welcome our new coaches, Yamara Escalante and Junior Morales. Yamara and Junior were epee and foil coaches for the Cuban National Team and now work with our beginning and intermediate fencers. Please welcome Yamara and Junior to our Club!
New Blog - Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
| Blog Contest for February 2010 |
Our new blog is up and running. To inaugurate the blog, we will award a practice (dry) weapon and fencing glove to the person who makes the most posts to the blog for the period February 1 - 28, 2010
Fencing Equipment Available
| Support Your Fencing Club |
We now offer a full line of high quality fencing equipment for our Club
Sean Vilar Attains Eagle Scout Honor
| Fencing Project for Eagle |
Our star sabre fencer, Sean Vilar recently attained the Eagle Scout Honor. As his Eagle project, Sean sponsored and ran our Miami Madness tournament for 2009 as a charity event for the leisure access and disabled fencing program in Dade County.
Watch for these Events:
Dave Berriman Memorial Tournament May 22, 23, 2010. Check the Miami Fencing Club website for full schedules and updates!
Next Session at South Miami begins Feb. 23 at Miami Dade College March 13, and at Key Biscayne February 17. 2010.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Our sabre star, Sean Vilar, recently earned his Eagle Scout Honor in a ceremony at a local hotel in December, 2009. For his Eagle Scout project, Sean sponsored a fencing tournament in cooperation with the Miami Fencing Club that directly benefited the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation disabled fencing program. This program provides instruction in the sport of fencing to special needs athletes throughout the county.
The proceeds of the Miami Fencing Club's Miami Madness tournament in April 2009 were donated to the disabled fencing program taught by our fencing master, Max Tack-Fang, and general manager Mike Elder. This program serves athletes with special needs teaching fencing as a physical activity and as a competitive sport for the Paralympic Games.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Our recent Autumn in Miami Tournament was a great success for our Club! Our competitors did a great job. There is more great fencing coming this year.
Miami Fencing Club Shines - Autumn in Miami 2009
Our Club fencers cleaned up the Gold at our recent tournament. All the results are now posted on askFRED.net. Gold medals for Matt Simmons in Epee, Frets Olivares in Open foil, Sean Vilar in Junior and Open Sabre and Cofi Hilburn in Y141 sabre. Great work!
Thanks also to our fencing moms for the great refreshments and support.
Recommended Competition Schedule for 2009 - 2010.
For the remainder of 2009, we recommend you take advantage of these fine competitions;
Masters Fencing Club - Foil at Sunny Isles Beach, Oct. 31.
Sabre Outreach Network - Turkey Stab, Nov. 14 and 15, Sabre Outreach Network - Holiday Challenge, Dec. 12-13. in Broward County. War of the Roses, Nov. 14 -15, Clearwater. Gainesville December Duel, RYC Dec 12 - 13, 2009
Gold Coast Division Junior Olympic Qualifier Sat-Foil & Epee, Sun. Sabre. Broward County Dec 19. - 20
New Blog - Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Blog Contest for November 2009
Our new blog is up and running. To inaugurate the blog, we will award a practice (dry) weapon and fencing glove to the person who makes the most posts to the blog for the period November 1 - 30, 2009. All posts must concern the sport of fencing. The decision of the judges is final.
You can also follow our Club on Facebook and Twitter. Let's get connected now!
Pinecrest & Key Biscayne
We now have fencing in Pinecrest. Every Monday evening from 6.30 to 9.00 at the beautiful new recreation center at Pinecrest Gardens, 5855 Southwest 111th Street.
Beginners from 6.30 to 8.00 pm, intermediate, advanced from 7.30 to 9.00 pm
We will begin in Key Biscayne Nov. 4 at the Community center. Wednesdays. Beginners from 6.30 to 8.00 pm, intermediate, advanced from 7.30 to 9.30 pm
KEY BISCAYNE RESIDENTS ONLY.
Miami Madness 2010 Coming in February 2010
Our next tournament will be Miami Madness 2010, February 20- 21, 2010. Register now on askFRED. We hope to have a new, larger, venue so we may accommodate more athletes.