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At IFC we work very hard but we also have time for some fun.
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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.
c

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

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Luis Nueva

Luis Nueva

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Andre Lafitte

Andre Lafitte

Coach View Details
John

John

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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.

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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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Featured Athlete’s

Featured Athlete Profile

Name: Dr.  Henri Tannas
Years with the club: 2
Bio:  Dr. Tannas started to fence at IFC after his two daughters began to practice the sport.  He fenced foil for about 6 months then switched to sabre to try a new weapon.  Here he found his passion for fencing.  He has done a few competitions over the past two years.

Bay State Games- 2nd place in Veteran’s Mixed Sabre

Pomme de Terre 2017- 7th place in Veteran’s Men’s Sabre

Veteran Bill Hall Challenge- 2nd place in Veteran’s Men’s Sabre

C and Under in Concord NH- 3rd place

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Name: Tamar Shay-Tannas
Years with club: 2 years as a mother and 8 months as a fencer.

Bio:  Tamar started to take some private lessons just for fun and to do some physical activity.  Two months later, she started fencing more and more bouts, which led to her coach telling her she was ready for competitions.  Tamar went to the Bay State Games, earning a 3rd place finish in the mixed foil.

 

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Calendar

Check out events we are attending.

november 2017

4nov - 5All DayROC Thrust Fencing AcademyIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes, Cesar Morales
10nov - 13nov 101:00 amnov 13- 1:00 amNovember NAC Junior, Cadet & Youth 14IFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
19nov8:00 am- 4:00 pmUnder 17 JO's QualifiersIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
24nov - 26All DaySYC Cobra ChallengeIFC COACH ATTENDING: No
25nov8:30 am- 12:00 pmTurkey OpenIFC COACH ATTENDING: No

december 2017

8dec - 11dec 81:00 amdec 11- 1:00 amDecember NAC Division I, Division II & VeteranIFC COACH ATTENDING: No
17dec8:00 am- 4:00 pmUnder 20 JO's QualifiersIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
30dec - 31All DayROC American ChallengeIFC COACH ATTENDING: No

january 2018

1jan1:00 am- 1:00 amHangover Mixed OpenIFC COACH ATTENDING: No
5jan - 8jan 51:00 amjan 8- 1:00 amJanuary NAC Division I, Junior, Wheelchair & Senior TeamIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
13jan - 14jan 131:00 amjan 14- 1:00 amROC NJFAIFC COACH ATTENDING: NO
20jan - 21All DayRJCC Premier ChallengeIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes

february 2018

2feb - 4All DayROC Cobra Challenge
4feb8:30 am- 3:00 pmBeanpot OpenIFC COACH ATTENDING: No
10feb - 12marfeb 101:00 ammar 12- 1:00 amRJCC - RYC Thrust Fencing AcademyIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
11feb8:00 am- 8:00 amHigh School State Championships
16feb - 19feb 161:00 amfeb 19- 1:00 amJunior Olympic Fencing ChampionshipsIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
23feb - 25All DayRJCC - RYC Premier Fencing ClubIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes

march 2018

10feb - 12marfeb 101:00 ammar 12- 1:00 amRJCC - RYC Thrust Fencing AcademyIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
2mar - 4All DayROC Bill Hall ChallengeIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
3mar - 4mar 32:30 ammar 4- 4:00 pmDiv II/III/Vet QualifiersIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
9mar - 12All DayMarch NAC Division III, Youth 10, Youth 12, Youth 14, & Y14 TeamIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
16mar - 18All DayRJCC - ROC Rochester FencingIFC COACH ATTENDING: Maybe

april 2018

7apr - 8All DayRJCC BFCIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
14apr - 15apr 142:00 pmapr 15- 4:00 pmY14 QualifiersIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
20apr - 23apr 201:00 amapr 23- 1:00 amApril NAC & Championships Division I/IIIIFC COACH ATTENDING: No
28apr - 29apr 282:30 amapr 29- 5:00 pmY10/Y12 Division Championships
28apr - 29apr 288:00 amapr 29- 7:00 pmROC Jeff Wolfe ChallengeIFC COACH ATTENDING: No

may 2018

4may - 6All DaySYC MissionIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
12may2:30 pm- 5:00 pmE and Under
13may8:00 am- 4:00 pmC and Under

june 2018

9jun - 10jun 98:00 amjun 10- 3:00 pmDivision Championships
16jun - 17jun 168:00 amjun 17- 6:00 pmPomme de Terre
28jun - 7juljun 281:00 amjul 7- 1:00 amUSA Fencing Championships & July Challenge

july 2018

28jun - 7juljun 281:00 amjul 7- 1:00 amUSA Fencing Championships & July Challenge

august 2018

No Events

september 2018

No Events

october 2018

No Events

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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.

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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 $240.00 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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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 $35.00 for IFC fencers
25 Minutes for $40.00 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
$250

Intermediate Fencing

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should START taking lessons
$370

Youth Competitive

  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should be taking lessons
$490

Junior Competitive

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • 8 Lessons a term are included
$750

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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 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
February Vacation (February 21 to 24) $425
April Vacation (April 18 to 21) $425
Summer 1 (July 18 to 21) $425
Summer 2 (July 25 to 28) $425
Summer 3 (August 8 to 11) $425
Summer 4 (August 15 to 18) $425

Activities will include:

Warmup Games
Footwork        

Blade-work
Drills Lessons
Bouting

Clinic Overview

  • Day 1:  A lot of Fencing
  • Day 2:  Water balloon
  • 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


Download

Waiver

Download our waiver here.



Download

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
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Intro To Fencing
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Competitive Foil/Epee
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
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Private Lessons
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Private Lessons
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Private Lessons
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 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
Jr. Competitive
5:00 PM
8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Jr. Competitive
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Private Lessons
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Jr. Competitive
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Jr. Competitive
6:30 PM
8:30 PM

Adult Class
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Class
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Private Lessons
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
  • Private Lessons
    6:30 PM - 7:00 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
  • Jr. Competitive
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Adult Class
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Intro To Fencing
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 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
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Private Lessons
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Private Lessons
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Private Lessons
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Private Lessons
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Private Lessons
8:00 PM
8:30 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

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
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Jr. Competitive
5:00 PM
8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Jr. Competitive
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Jr. Competitive
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Jr. Competitive
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Competitive Foil/Epee
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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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