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Current News

Our coaching staff will be holding a two days fencing camp for sabre fencers to work on the new rules and fencing time change.

Wednesday July 10 and Thursday July 11 from 9am to 4pm

Fee $200

 


 

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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

Coach/Owner View Details
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.

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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

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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.

august 2016

No Events

september 2016

3sep - 4sep 31:00 amsep 4- 1:00 amAmerican Challenge ROC – Div 1A/D2IFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
10sep - 11sep 107:00 amsep 11- 6:00 pmThrust SYCIFC COACH ATTENDING: No
17sep - 18sep 178:00 amsep 18- 7:00 pmThe Neil Lazar RYC / Cadet / Veteran ROCIFC COACH ATTENDING: No
24sep - 25sep 243:00 pmsep 25- 4:00 pm6W Unclassified – WorcesterIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes

october 2016

2oct8:00 am- 8:00 amNEUSFA 6 Weapon C and UnderIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
7oct - 10oct 77:00 amoct 10- 6:00 pmOctoberNAC Division I, Division II, Cadet & WheelchairIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes

november 2016

11nov - 14nov 118:00 amnov 14- 6:00 pmNovember NAC Junior, Cadet , Youth 14 & Cadet TeamIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
12nov1:00 pm- 5:00 pm6W Veteran Open - WorcesterIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
20nov7:00 am- 5:00 pmNEUSFA ONLY U17 JO QualifiersIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
26nov9:00 am- 4:00 pmNEUSFA - Turkey OpenIFC COACH ATTENDING: No

december 2016

1dec9:00 am- 4:00 pmNEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover OpenIFC COACH ATTENDING: No
2dec - 5dec 28:00 amdec 5- 5:00 pmDecember NAC #1Division I Epee & Sabre, Division IA all weapons & Veteran Open/Veteran Age GroupIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
11dec8:00 am- 4:00 pmNEUSFA ONLY U20 JO QualifiersIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
17dec - 18dec 178:00 amdec 18- 5:00 pmBoston Fencing Club RJCCIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes

january 2017

6jan - 9jan 68:00 amjan 9- 6:00 pmJanuary NAC Division I, Junior, Wheelchair & Senior TeamIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes

february 2017

17feb - 20feb 178:00 amfeb 20- 5:00 pmJunior Olympic Fencing ChampionshipsIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes

march 2017

10mar - 13mar 108:00 ammar 13- 5:00 pmMarch NAC Division II, Youth 10, Youth 12, Youth 14, & Y14 TeamIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes

april 2017

21apr - 24apr 218:00 amapr 24- 5:00 pmApril NAC & Championships Division 1/DV1Team&Wheelchair NAC:Division II,IIIIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes

may 2017

No Events

june 2017

No Events

july 2017

1jul - 107:00 amjul 10- 5:00 pmUSA Fencing Championships & July ChallengeIFC COACH ATTENDING: Yes
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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 $200.00 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

$200 additional member

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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.

Payment for the classes need to be done by the 7th of the month or a $15 fee will be added

Intro to Fencing

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS NOT required
  • Private Lessons are RECOMMEND
  • 3%off when you pay with check or cash
$242

Intermediate Fencing

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should START taking lessons
  • 3%off when you pay with check or cash
$360

Youth Competitive

  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • Should be taking lessons
  • 3%off when you pay with check or cash
$480

Junior Competitive

  • USFA Membership IS REQUIRED
  • IFC Membership IS REQUIRED
  • 8 Lessons a term are included
  • 3%off when you pay with check or cash
$721

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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 16 to 19) $400
April Vacation (April 19 to 22) $400
Summer 1 (July 19 to 22) $400
Summer 2 (July 26 to 29) $400
Summer 3 (August 9 to 12) $400
Summer 4 (August 16 to 19) $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

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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
Intro To Fencing
4:30 PM
5:30 PM

Intermediate Fencing
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Intro To Fencing
4:30 PM
5:30 PM

Intermediate Fencing
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Youth Competitive
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Youth Competitive
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
    4:30 PM - 5:30 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
    4:30 PM - 5:30 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
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro To Fencing
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Intro To Fencing
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday

  • Intro To Fencing
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Thursday

  • Intro To Fencing
    4:30 PM - 5:30 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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