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International Fencing Club Open House

The IFC is hosting its annual open house on September 12th.

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About Us

As a member of the Unites States Fencing Association (USFA), the International Fencing Club (IFC) is one of the premier fencing clubs in New England. The mission of IFC is to provide students with the highest quality fencing instruction available, in a safe, well-supervised, and positive learning environment. Our coaching staff is hand-picked and is required to be USFA certified. Coaches are trained to provide individualized lesson plans for students of varying competence. Individual attention is a key feature of each lesson. The IFC prides itself on maintaining a close community atmosphere for all its students and their families.

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Our Mission

The IFC is based on the following two concepts: positive attitude, and setting high goals. The president and general manager of IFC, Cesar Morales, holds a degree in Physical Education from Teachers Simon Bolivar (University) in Havanna, Cuba. Cesar works individually with each fencer, helping them to achieve their personal and athletic goals. However, he is committed to teaching more than fencing. Cesar takes his responsibility as a role model seriously by teaching his students the importance of strong character, leadership, and good values.


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FUN

Remember sword fighting as a kid? This is even better! Its more fun, and you learn some amazing values and life goals, and get great exercise at the same time.
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SAFE

From safety body gear & marked sword tips, to supervision by experienced instructors, we will make sure you or your child stays safe while fencing at our club.

POSITIVE

Doing something while you’re being yelled at is no fun, and that goes against our first rule. We use positive reinforcement to train not just the body but the mind.

Coaches

Cesar Morales

Cesar Morales

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Luis Nueva

Luis Nueva

Coach View Details
Andre Lafitte

Andre Lafitte

Coach View Details
John

John

Coach View Details
Cesar Morales

Cesar Morales

Coach/Owner

Cesar grew up in Cuba, where he fenced foil for 11 years. A 1991 graduate of Cuba’s School for Physical Education Teachers Simon Bolivar, with a degree in Physical Education, Cesar has been coaching since 1997. He was the Head Fencing Coach with the Boston Fencing Club until 2010. Cesar works with students of all ages and levels and regularly travels to competitions to provide coaching. From 1997 to 2002 Cesar was assistant fencing coach at Brandeis University, and was named Coach of the Year three years in a row. In addition to coaching, Cesar teaches physical education at four schools in the Boston area, at the Dana Farber Institute, and at the Carroll Center for the Blind.

Cesar’s fencing students have gone on to fence for colleges such as Brown, Tufts, Brandeis, Harvard, Princeton, Haverford, Vassar, University of Massachusetts and the US Military Academy at West Point.

Luis Nueva

Luis Nueva

Coach

Luis grew up in Cuba, where he fenced foil and sabre for 15years. A 1986 graduate of Cuba’s School for Physical Education Teachers Simon Bolivar, with a degree in Physical Education and 1992 finished his Master in Physical Education from University of Havana with a concentration in fencing. Luis has coached since 1986 at different levels. He was the Head Fencing Coach of EIDE school for high performance athletes. Luis also worked in Spain with Club la Safor de Gandia and Club de Esgrimidor Nou Campello. He coached students of all ages and levels. He was Cesar teammate in Cuba for many years

Andre Lafitte

Andre Lafitte

Coach

Andre spent 12 years fencing under the tutelage of Coach Morales. He is currently the head coach of the Boston University Academy fencing team.

Andre attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and joined the UMass Fencing team. While he was on the team he was the foil squad captain for three years and won titles such as Northeast All-Star, took third at Club Nationals, and was a multi-time MVP from UMass. He graduated with two degrees one in Social Thought Political Economy and Race, Women, and Gender studies. He intends to return to graduate school to get his masters in Social Work and Sports Psychology.

John

John

Coach

More about John coming soon.

Our Facility

A place to learn, a place to grow, a place to fence!

Our Club


Our club is air conditioned and spacious. Located on the 2nd floor of the building, one long wall is broken up by large windows, providing bright natural light. Our fencers enjoy the use of nine electric bout strips. There are seven practice dummies for use in drills. Storage cubbies and lockers are available for student’s belongings.
The club is handicapped accessible, with a ramp at the building entrance and an interior elevator. We have a comfortable lobby area with seating for observing classes and competitions. Free Wi/fi is available.

We are located at:
1208B VFW Parkway,
West Roxbury, MA
02132

Featured Athlete’s

Featured Athlete Profile

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Name: Jessica Morales
Age: 13
Years with the club: 3
Bio:

Jessica goes to Wilmington Middle School.  She has been fencing for three years some of her best results include.

1st at Sword in the Snow SYC Y12 women saber
1st at Mission  SYC Y12 women saber
2nd at Mission  SYC Y14 women saber
5th at Summer National Y12 women sabre

 

Programs

Programs for the young and old, beginner or expert, and much more!

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Programs

All IFC programs are comprised of partnered drills, footwork, and situational bouting. Each can accommodate all fencers—from novice to national and international competitors.

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Weapons

All IFC programs are comprised of partnered drills, footwork, and situational bouting. Each can accommodate all fencers—from novice to national and international competitors.

Tiny Musketeers

This program was developed for children ages 6-8. The program introduces basic fencing skills. Its primary goals are to improve students’ motor skills and to enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions.

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Introduction to Fencing

This program was developed for children ages 9+ (not excluding adults). In this program, students receive instruction in the basic skills of fencing. Classes are divided by age.

Intermediate Fencing

This program was developed for children ages 9+ (not excluding adults). In this program, students will develop skills in partnered drilling, footwork, and situational bouting. This program includes coaching at local competitions.


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Youth Competitive

This program was developed for children ages 10+ (not excluding adults). Students begin competing locally. However, they’ll compete regionally as they progress. This program includes coaching at local qualifiers, and Regional Youth Circuit competitions. Once students reach this level, private lessons are recommended.

Competitive

This program was developed for children ages 10+ (not excluding adults). Competitive students are encouraged to participate in this program as they progress and gain experience in the sport, in order to refine their fencing skills.

Fencing in Spanish

This complete program provides students the opportunity to hear, repeat, and experience the Spanish language and Spanish culture through games and music, while also learning to fence.

Fencing for the Blind

This program was developed for the visually impaired. Non-visual foil fencing helps develop students’ spatial orientation, balance, and the evaluation of their changing environments for safe movement in space. It also teaches students how to score points on a partner with the right of way. This concept models the rules of the road that govern vehicular and pedestrian traffic, as well as social interaction in near space. More information can be found at the Carroll Center and The Perkins School.

Regular Schedule

Coming Soon.

Fees

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About Club Membership

Membership include coaching at local and national tournament

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Single Membership

$400.00

family

Family Membership

$600.00

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Private Lessons

30 Minutes for $35.00

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Tiny Musketeers

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS NOT required
  • Private lessons are OPTIONAL
$200

Intro to Fencing

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS NOT required
  • Private Lessons are RECOMMEND
$200

Intermediate Fencing

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should START taking lessons
$300

Youth Competitive

  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should be taking lessons
$400

Junior Competitive

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • One Lesson a week is included
$650

Clinics

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The International Fencing Club will offer three-day and four-day clinics during school vacation weeks and the summer vacation. Our clinics give fencers a chance to jump-start their fencing, try new weapons, improve technique and stamina, meet new friends and have fun.
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Each clinic runs Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Each day consists of warm-up games, footwork, blade-work drills, bouting and lessons Fencers must bring their own lunch, and may want to bring a snack for break-time. All equipment is provided.

Date Fee
Summer 1 (July 14 to 17) $400
Summer 2 (July 28 to 31) $400
Summer 3 (Aug 4 to 7) $400
Summer 4 (August 18 to 21) $400

Activities will include:

Warmup Games
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Blade-work
Drills Lessons
Bouting

Clinic Overview

  • Day 1:  A lot of Fencing
  • Day 2:  Water balloon
  • Day 3:  Laser Quest
  • Day 4:  Pizza Party

Clinic Daily Schedule

9 am to 9:30 am             Warm ups
9:30 am to 10:30 am       Footwork
10:30 am to 10:45 am     Break
10:45 am to 11:30 am     Drills
11:30 am to 12:15          Situational bouts
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm       Lunch/movie
1:15 pm to 1:45 pm        Warm ups
1:45 pm to 4:00 pm        Bouting and lessons

Forms


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Waiver

Download our waiver here.



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IFC Class Registration Form

Download the IFC Class Registration Form here.



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USFA Membership Form

Download the USFA Membership Form here.


Calendar

Check out events we are attending.

september 2014

30aug - 1sepAll DayNorth Texas SYC and Cadet
2sep4:00 pm- 8:00 pmIFC First Day of Classes
12sep6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOPEN HOUSE

october 2014

3oct - 5All DayAtlanta Fall Classic
10oct - 13oct 107:00 amoct 13- 9:00 pmNAC Division I, Division II, Senior Team & Cadet
17oct - 19All DaySteve Sobel SYC and Cadet InternationalIFC COACH ATTENDING: YES

november 2014

7nov - 10nov 77:00 amnov 10- 9:00 pm NAC Junior, Cadet, Y14 IFC COACH ATTENDING: YES
22nov - 24All DaySDFA Rocky Mountain SYC
28nov - 30decAll DayCobra SYC and Cadet

december 2014

28nov - 30decAll DayCobra SYC and Cadet
5dec - 8dec 57:00 amdec 8- 9:00 pmNAC Division I, Division II, Veteran
19dec - 21All DayBernie Stein Memorial Super Youth Circuit

january 2015

2jan - 4All DaySword in the SnowIFC COACH ATTENDING: YES
9jan - 12jan 97:00 amjan 12- 9:00 pmNAC Division I, Junior, Senior Team & Wheelchair

february 2015

6feb - 8marAll DayCapital Clash and CadetIFC COACH ATTENDING: YES
13feb - 16marfeb 137:00 ammar 16- 9:00 pmJO’s Junior & Cadet National Junior Team Championship IFC COACH ATTENDING: YES
27feb - 2marfeb 277:00 ammar 2- 9:00 pmNAC Division I National Championship Wheelchair, Veteran, Veteran Team, Division III NAC

march 2015

6feb - 8marAll DayCapital Clash and CadetIFC COACH ATTENDING: YES
13feb - 16marfeb 137:00 ammar 16- 9:00 pmJO’s Junior & Cadet National Junior Team Championship IFC COACH ATTENDING: YES
27feb - 2marfeb 277:00 ammar 2- 9:00 pmNAC Division I National Championship Wheelchair, Veteran, Veteran Team, Division III NAC
20mar - 22All DayThe Fencers Academy SYC and Cadet

april 2015

17apr - 20apr 177:00 amapr 20- 9:00 pmNAC Wheelchair National Championship Division II/Y14/Y12/Y10 & Y14 Team NAC IFC COACH ATTENDING: YES
24apr - 27All DayRain City Super Youth Circuit

may 2015

1may - 3All DayMission Super Youth CircuitIFC COACH ATTENDING: YES

june 2015

27jun - 6juljun 277:00 amjul 6- 9:00 pmNational Championship D1A, DV2, DV3, Veteran Age Group, Senior Team, Y14, Y12 & Y10 DV1, Junior, Cadet IFC COACH ATTENDING: YES

july 2015

27jun - 6juljun 277:00 amjul 6- 9:00 pmNational Championship D1A, DV2, DV3, Veteran Age Group, Senior Team, Y14, Y12 & Y10 DV1, Junior, Cadet IFC COACH ATTENDING: YES

august 2015

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