About our Club

WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL FENCING CLUB?

WHO ARE WE?

About International Fencing Club

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.

What is 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.

About our Staff

LEARN TO FENCE FROM THE EXPERTS!

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

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

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

About our Facility

OUR GYM IS A SAFE ENVIRONMENT TO HONE YOUR SKILLS!

HEAD COACH/OWNER

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.

OUR CLUB

High-quality, Olympic style fencing training to underserved kids!

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.

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