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Congratulations to Jessica for qualifying for the NCAA Championships representing Brandeis University

 

 

 

 

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Congratulaion to Jessica Morales for her bronze medal Junior Women’s Sabre at the Pan-American Championships in El Salvador.

Jessica was also honored for the fifth time this season as the University Athletic Association Women’s Fencer of the Week for the week March 1 for her performance at the Junior Pan Am. She defeated the 25th seed from Guatemala, 15-6, and the 9th seed from the U.S., 15-11, Jessica met top-seeded and the #4-ranked junior in the world, Chloe Fox-Gitomer of the U.S., who fences collegiately for Princeton. Jessica won 15-5, to reach the semifinals, where she fell to the fourth seed from Mexico and former World Champion, 15-8.



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About

ON GUARD, READY, FENCE!"

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.
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Coaches

Cesar Morales

Cesar Morales

Head 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, UMass, MIT and the US Military Academy at West Point.

Phanor Peña

Phanor Peña

Coach

Phanor Peña is originally from Colombia. He fenced competitive for 15 years obtaining good results at international level.
Silver medal Sur-American Games 2008 Buenos aires Argentina
Centro-American champion in 2003 Dominican Republic.
Silver medal at the Pan-American Championships in Brazil 2001
Phanor also hold a degree in Sport Psychology

Cesar Morales

Cesar Morales

Head 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, UMass, MIT and the US Military Academy at West Point.

Phanor Peña

Phanor Peña

Coach

Phanor Peña is originally from Colombia. He fenced competitive for 15 years obtaining good results at international level.
Silver medal Sur-American Games 2008 Buenos aires Argentina
Centro-American champion in 2003 Dominican Republic.
Silver medal at the Pan-American Championships in Brazil 2001
Phanor also hold a degree in Sport Psychology

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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

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Sports for All Foundation

Sport for ALL Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to providing high quality Olympic style fencing training to underserved kids from Boston and surrounding neighborhood areas. Your generous support goes to help those who need the extra boost to take lessons, register for and travel to tournaments, as well as to provide their equipment and uniform requirements for competitions.

We are in our first year, but our president and owner of the International Fencing Club Cesar Morales has been doing this work for many years teaching fencing to students from Dorchester, Mattapan and Roslindale.  Some of those students fence at NCAA schools like Brandeis University and Brown University.

Any and all contributions are welcome and will be greatly appreciated. As your gift is tax deductible, we will happily provide you a recognition letter with Sport for ALL tax ID number upon receipt of your donation.

We are grateful for your kind consideration and support.

Please contact 

Cesar Morales President cesar.ifc2020@gmail.com

Silvia Morales Treasury syoly13@hotmail.com

 

Sports for All Mission Statement

  • To provide the highest level of instruction and state of the art facilities for the sport of fencing
  • To promote the social and athletic interactions of our members through the sport of fencing.
  • To produce competitive fencers at the local, regional, national, and international caliber through the active sponsorship of world-class training programs, competitions and teams
  • To encourage participation in fencing by all athletes regardless of gender, disability, age, ability level, ethnic, cultural or socio-economic background.
  • To broaden the base of support for fencing in the United States, especially in Boston and the surrounding neighborhood areas by actively developing and offering fencing-related community outreach, scholarship and educational programs.

 

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Programs

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

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Programs

All students participating in any of IFC programs must have the least $10.00, non-competitive, USFA membership. The membership needs to be renewed at the beginning of every season (August 1st).

No refund or rollover to a different term  for missed classes, lessons and camps.

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.

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Introduction to Fencing

This program was developed for children ages 6+ (not excluding adults) and includes 2 group classes per week.  In this program, students receive instructions in the basic skills of fencing.  IFC also offers introductory school vacation weeks and summer camps.  Students are encouraged to add one private lessons a week at an additional charge and participate at  International Fencing Club competitions.

USA Fencing membership is required ($10) http://www.usafencing.org.  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.  IFC also offers school vacation weeks and summer camps.  Students are encouraged to add one private lessons a week at an additional charge.  They also should participate at International Fencing Club and local competitions.  This program includes coaching at local competitions.

USA Fencing competitive membership is required $75 from August 1st to July 31st.  http://www.usafencing.org.

 

 

 


 

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Youth Competitive

This program was developed for children ages 10+ (not excluding adults). Youth 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.

Students compete at local and regional competitions.  However, they’ll compete in national competitions as they progress.  This program includes coaching at local competitions.  Additional fee will be added for regional and national youth circuit competitions. Once students reach this level, one or two private lessons a week are recommended at an additional charge.

USA Fencing competitive membership is required $75 from August 1st to July 31st.  http://www.usafencing.org.

Junior Competitive

Our Elite Program is designed for students who want too or who are already competing regionally, nationally and internationally competitions.  We’ve designed our programs to be fully inclusive of the various activities required to produce competitive fencers, including tournament coaching and the flexibility of weekly classes to encourage training and success at competitions.

Students must attend a minimum of 3 classes per week and take one or two extra private lessons a week at an additional charge.

USA Fencing competitive membership is required $75 from August 1st to July 31st.  http://www.usafencing.org.

The Program Includes:

  • Up to 4 classes a week
  • One private lesson 25 minutes a week eight per term
  • Tournament coaching at local competitions. (Not regional, national and international tournaments)

Key Terms of Service:

  • Members will book your recurring private lessons times with the office at the start of your term.
  • There is a 24-Hour Private Lesson Cancellation Policy.
  • It is members’ responsibility to cancel lessons in case of inability to attend.
  • Lessons and classes will expire within 7 days day it was schedule.  It is your responsibility to book make-up lessons in case of club closures for holidays (or other reasons).
  • It is members’ responsibility to book Make-Up Lessons for any “Early Canceled” lessons.
  • Inform the office staff or coach upon arrival that you would like an extra lesson if a coach is available that day.

 

 

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Birthday Parties

Fencing Birthday Parties

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Come and enjoy your birthday at the International Fencing Club.  Bring your friends and learn how to fence!!!

IFC Birthday Party Information
Basic Party is $250.00 for up to 12 fencers. Each additional guest is $10.

This price includes:

  • 2 hour use of club facilities
  • Fencing equipment (masks, weapons, jackets, lame and gloves)
  • Fencing instruction by one of our coaches. The coach will talk about fencing rules, teach techniques and footwork,
  • The group will warm-up with games and then the fencing begin!
  • Fencing portion is 80-90 minutes, party is about 30 minutes
  • Audio equipment for background music, feel free to bring your own CDs
  • Tables, chairs, table cloth, plates, napking and some decorations will be provided
  • Free trial fencing class for each participant

Please:

  • Arrive 10 -15 minutes before your party’s scheduled time for preparation.
  • Inform participants of dress code: Sneakers, T-shirts, and sweatpants.

For more information please call Cesar Morales at (617)821-7983 or email at cesar.ifc2020@gmail.com.

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Free Class Tryout

IFC is more than happy to have you try a class before you sign up, we offer you free trial with no strings attached.
All our programs runs for two months.

All trials have to be scheduled, no more than one total trials per class.

Beginners and intermediate:  Tuesdays-Thursdays 5 to 6pm and Saturdays 10 to 11am

Advance fencers:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 and Saturdays 11:30 to 1 for foil and 1 to 2:30 sabre

 

Email: info@internationalfencingclub.com to schedule your free class.
Send us your name, fencing experience and weapon, and we will get back to you with a confirmation.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Please wear: Sweatpants, sneakers and T-shirt

 

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Fees

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About Club Membership

(For competitive programs only.)

Membership includes coaching at local tournaments.

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Single Membership

$300.00 

 

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Family Membership

$250 additional member

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Private Lessons

25 Minutes for $40.00 for IFC fencers
25 Minutes for $45.00 for non-IFC fencers

By appointment only


Each Term runs for 2 calendar months.

You can sign up for classes at any time.

Payment for the classes need to be done by the 7th of the month or a $20 fee will be added

Intro to Fencing

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS NOT required
  • Private Lessons are RECOMMEND
$275

Intermediate Fencing

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should START taking lessons
$390

Youth Competitive Program

  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should be taking lessons
$500

Junior Competitive 1 Private Lesson a week

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • 8 Lessons a term are included
$800

Junior Competitive 2 Private Lessons a week

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • 16 Lessons a term are included
$1100

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Clinics

The International Fencing Club will offer 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 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                 Time
Summer 1 (June 29 to July 2)     $425    9:00am to 4:00pm
Summer 2 (July 20 to 23)     $425    9:00am to 4:00pm
Pre-Season (August 24 to 27)     $425    9:00am to 4:00pm

 

Activities will include:

Warmup Games
Footwork        

Blade-work
Drills Lessons
Bouting

Clinic Overview

  • Day 1:  A lot of Fencing
  • Day 2:  More Fencing
  • Day 3:  More Fencing
  • Day 4:  Pizza Party and Tournament

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

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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.


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Regular Schedule

 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Intro To Fencing
10:00 AM
11:00 AM

Intermediate Fencing
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Competitive Foil
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Competitive Sabre
1:00 PM
2:30 PM

Adult Class
1:30 PM
2:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Youth Competitive
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Intro To Fencing
5:00 PM
6:00 PM

Intermediate Fencing
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Youth Competitive
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Intro To Fencing
5:00 PM
6:00 PM

Intermediate Fencing
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Competitive Foil
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Jr. Competitive Sabre
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Competitive Foil
6:30 PM
8:30 PM

Adult Class
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Jr. Competitive Sabre
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Competitive Foil
6:30 PM
8:30 PM

Adult Class
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Jr. Competitive Sabre
6:30 PM
8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday

Tuesday

  • Intro To Fencing
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Intermediate Fencing
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Competitive Foil
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Adult Class
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Intro To Fencing
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Intermediate Fencing
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Competitive Foil
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Adult Class
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Intro To Fencing
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Intro To Fencing
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Intro To Fencing
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Intro To Fencing
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday

  • Intro To Fencing
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday

  • Intro To Fencing
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Youth Competitive
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Youth Competitive
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Monday

  • Youth Competitive
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday

  • Youth Competitive
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Jr. Competitive Sabre
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Jr. Competitive Sabre
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Jr. Competitive Sabre
6:30 PM
8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Competitive Foil
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Competitive Foil
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Competitive Foil
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Competitive Foil
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Adult Class
1:30 PM
2:30 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Class
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Adult Class
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Intermediate Fencing
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Intermediate Fencing
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Intermediate Fencing
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesday

  • Intermediate Fencing
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday

  • Intermediate Fencing
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Saturday

  • Intermediate Fencing
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Competitive Sabre
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Saturday

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