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Congratulations to our Fencers for their results at the Pomme de Terre

Congratulation to all IFC fencers for their result at the Pomme de Terre tournament at Brandeis University.  IFC got 5 gold 1 Silver and 2 Bronze and many in top 8

 E & Under Senior Men’s Foil:                                                             Senior Men’s Foil:

 1st Place Wilson Gaviria                                                                                  15th Place Phanor Pena

2nd Place Harrison Genest                                                                              22nd Jefferson Cuellar

3rd Place Dylan Bloch                                                                                       43rd Place Wilson Gaviria

22nd Place Christian Gaehde                                                                          57th Place Harrison Genest

60th Place Dylan Bloch

73rd Place Ernesto Vargas

83rd Place Christian Gaehde

 E & Under Senior Men’s Saber:                                                         Senior Men’s Saber:

1st Place Mario Palacios                                                                                 1st Place Sebastian Cuellar

15th Place Alex Bulanov                                                                                  6th Place Harrison Theodore

30th Place Mario Palacios

E & Under Senior Women’s Epee                                                   Senior Women’s Epee:

18th Gianina Didonato                                                                                   54th Place Gianina Didonato

E & Under Senior Women’s Foil:                                                   Senior Women’s Foil:

1st Place Ingrid Mendez                                                                                16th Place Ingrid Mendez

23rd Place Vanesa Serna

E & Under Senior Women’s Saber:                                               Senior Women’s Saber:

6th Place Miriam Rittenberg                                                                       1st Place Morales, Jessica                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3rd Place Maria Theodore

36th Place Miriam Rittenberg


 

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.

Coaches

Cesar Morales

Cesar Morales

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Luis Nueva

Luis Nueva

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Andre Lafitte

Andre Lafitte

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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.

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: Miriam Rittenberg
Age: 13
Years with the club: 4
Bio:  Miriam attends the Pierce School in Brookline and fences sabre.  This is her fourth year of fencing.  Some of her best results include:

3rd at Sword in the Snow SYC Y12 
1st at Boston Fencing Club RYC Y14

 

Name: Anat Katz
Age: 11
Years with club: 1
Bio:   Anat is a 6th grader at Oak Hill Middle School. She started fencing in 2013 and some of her best results include;
3rd place at the NEUSFA Y10/Y12 Championaships at RIFAC
17th out of 47 at the Steve Sobel/ NJFA SYC & CADET International
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Calendar

Check out events we are attending.

july 2015

28jul - 31jul 289:00 amjul 31- 4:00 pmFencing Camp Summer 2IFC COACH ATTENDING: Cesar Morales and Luis Nueva-Guirola

august 2015

4aug - 7aug 48:00 amaug 7- 4:00 amFencing Camp Summer 3IFC COACH ATTENDING: Luis Nueva-Guirola
18aug - 21aug 188:00 amaug 21- 4:00 amFencing Camp Summer 4

september 2015

11sep6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOPEN HOUSE

october 2015

No Events

november 2015

No Events

december 2015

No Events

january 2016

No Events

february 2016

No Events

march 2016

No Events

april 2016

No Events

may 2016

No Events

june 2016

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.

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!!!

For more information please call Cesar Morales at (617)821-7983 or email at cesar.morales@verizon.net

Fees

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About Club Membership

(For competitive programs only.)

Membership includes coaching at local and national tournaments.

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Single Membership

$400.00

family

Family Membership

$700.00

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Private Lessons

30 Minutes for $35.00 for IFC fencers
30 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.

Intro to Fencing

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS NOT required
  • Private Lessons are RECOMMEND
$225

Intermediate Fencing

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should START taking lessons
$350

Youth Competitive

  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should be taking lessons
$450

Junior Competitive

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • One Lesson a week is included
$675

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 17 to 20) $400
April Vacation (April 21 to 24) $400
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
Footwork        

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.


Regular Schedule

Summer Schedule

Time Monday Time Wednesday Time Thursday
4:00 – 4:30 Private Lesson 4:00 – 4:30 Private Lesson 4:00 – 4:30 Private Lesson
4:30 – 5:00 Private Lesson 4:30 – 5:00 Private Lesson 4:30 – 5:00 Private Lesson
5:00 – 6:30 All Classes 5:00 – 6:30 All Classes 5:00 – 6:30 All Classes
6:30 – 7:00 Private Lesson 6:30 – 7:00 Private Lesson 6:30 – 7:00 Private Lesson

 

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
Intro To Fencing
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Private Lessons
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Intro To Fencing
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
Intermediate Fencing
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Youth Competitive
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Intermediate Fencing
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Competitive Sabre
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
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
Competitive Foil/Epee
6:30 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
    4:00 PM - 5:00 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
    4:00 PM - 5:00 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
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Intro To Fencing
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Intro To Fencing
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Intro To Fencing
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday

  • Intro To Fencing
    4:00 PM - 5:00 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
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

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
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Competitive Foil/Epee
6:30 PM
8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Competitive Sabre
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday

Saturday

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