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Coach GerryD's no fee "Fencing Practice"; Adult Sport/Fitness & Children 12+ .

 01 Nov. 2014

 

Link to: Central Florida Division Website

of the United States Fencing Association, Inc.

Here are

TAMPA BAY AREA FENCING CLUBS: 

SARASOTA FENCING CLUB  http://www.sarasotafencing.com/ 
NORTHDALE, Tampa Club   http://www.tampabayfencers.com/ 

En Garde Fencers Fencing Club
c/o Kirk Rowley
1547 Illinois Avenue
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
P:(727) 215-1564
F:(727) 729-6536
Email / (No Web Site)

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Dunedin Fencing Club,  Click Here for complete article about.

Dunedin Community Center
1920 Pinehurst Road
Dunedin, FL  34698
P:(727) 812-4530
F:(no fax)
Email / (No Web  Site)

 &

 TFA Tampa Fencing Academy

 AGES 8 to ADULTS; located only 3 miles from GerryD's Fencing Practice.

PIC is LINK TO: TFA Website
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5811 Memorial Hwy

Tampa, FL 33615
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LINK TO: TFA Website
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Coach GerryD's affiliation with TAMPA FENCING ACADEMY

is as the original founder (1992). Presently Coach GerryD is a freelance volunteer (RONIN) fencing coach and teacher, offering beginners and experienced fencers' individual or small group practice in the basics of sport fencings' technique and tactics. All Fencing Practice Equipment is Provided to Beginners at Tampa Fencing Academy and Coach GerryD's Fencing Practice.

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On October 2007 Coach GerryD transferred the Academy and job of Head Coach /Director/Owner of Tampa's Fencing Academy (TFA) to Coach Boyco Krastavich, a Bulgarian educated fencing coach and Sports Educator with international competitive experience. Coach GerryD continued teaching at TFA and at summer physical education Olympic fencing credit classes at Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa FL. On October 2013 he began teaching the Fencing Practic.

TFA Tampa Fencing Academy is a fencing club located only 3 miles from Coach GerryD's Fencing Practice. TFA's membership fee is $65/month: you can spar and play  (open fencing) up to 6 days a week including Saturdays & Sundays. There are additional fees for group and or individual lessons at TFA Tampa Fencing Academy.

Call TFA Owners and Head Coach:  

727-686-2321 Rayna
727-481-7393 Boyko

 

 

Here is: TFA Tampa Fencing Academy Meeting Schedule

(Open Fencing is sparing, competitive play & bouting on the fencing strip).

There are additional fees for group and or individual lessons.

 

 

Sunday

 

 

Monday

 

 

Tuesday

  

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

 

 

Friday

 

 

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30 – 12:00   

 4:30 – 6:00

4:30 – 6:00

4:30 – 6:00

 4:30- 6:00

 Closed

 10:30- 12:00

 

Beginner Class 

 Beginner Class

Beginner Class

Beginner Class 

Beginner Class

 

Beginner Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:00  – 2:00 

6:00 – 8:00

6:00 – 9:00

 6:00-7:30

 6:00 – 9:00

 

12:00 - 2:00

 

Open Fencing

 Open Fencing

Open Fencing 

Conditioning Class 

  Open Fencing

 

 Open Fencing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:00 – 8:30 

 

7:00 – 8:30

 

 

 

 

 

Beginner Class (Adults Only) 

 

Beginner Class (Adults Only)

 Coach GerryD’s “Fencing Practice” is not a fencing club, it is a resource for learning and practicing the sport of fencing.

LERN & PRACTICE THE FONDEMENTALS, OF SPORT FENCING PRIER TO JOINING A TAMPA BAY AREA FENCING CLUB.

A lesson with Coach GerryD
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 Get a FREE  Practice and Orientation with coach GerryD about what your options are for Sport Fencing in the Tampa Bay area.

After the Introductory Orientation there is only a $5.00 enrolment required for US Fencers’ insurance: to schedule additional Fencing Practice with Coach GerryD.

I will endeavor to teach you, as much as I can in the time you allot me. 

 

 

 Children ages 12+ and

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Coach GerryD's "Fencing Practice".

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 There are NO FEES there is only PRACTICE; email or Call. 

CoachGerryD@Gmail.com       813.767.1722

For Coach GerryD's Location Map,

Click Here

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Hanah practise's with Coach GerryD and also participate in the competitive fencing at Tampa Fencing Academy twice a week.


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 Michael at age 57 is my new Tyro student (beginner), practicing with me twice a week. He is intrigued with the complexity and challenges in the practice of the holistic sport of fencing.
Dr. Michael A. Bortner is also a student and scholar of Japanese history and culture and is an author of a book about Imperial Japanese good luck flags and stitch belts used by the Japanese warriors in World War II. For information about Michael’s book go to: http://www.gethistorytoday.com/index.html

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 Gary at age 71, practices fencing with me every Wednesday. After witch we have espressos and tell each other war stories.

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 Nowa age 13, started his Fencing Practice on Halloween 2014 and within a month became a member of Tampa Fencing Academy. At present he is training at both the Practice and the Academy.

 

 "SCHEDULE a FENCING PRACTICE  and CLUB ORIENTATION

with Coach GerryD.

 

   CoachGerryD@Gmail.com,

 813 767 1722

 

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Coach GerryD
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About Coach GerryD, By WMD 

Coaching recreational sport fencing has been part of Coach Gerardo Duran's life since 1987. In that year he attended fencing coach's Foil and Sabre seminar in Orlando FL. From that day on, he knew that “he was a Fencing Coach". All that he needed was the Fencing Coaching skills. To start his new career, he attended in 1991 and 1992 the United States Fencing Association's (USFA) Coaches College at the Olympic Training Center (OTC), Colorado Springs, founded “Tampa's Fencing Academy” Tampa Florida, and became a lifetime member of the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association. Ten years later at age 62 it was time to retire from his day job to dedicate 25 hours a week in teaching and coaching sport fencing at the Academy and local private schooled. Coach GerryD revisited the Coaches College in 2005 for 3 weeks of coaches training (EPEE, FOIL, SABRE) and was privileged to attended a seven day seminar “Sport Fencing- The Unity of Theory and Practice”, with renowned Polish Fencing Master and Coach Professor Zhigniew Czajkowski. "There is always something more to learn in this sport: better techniques, tactics, and pedagogy. Now that the USA has earned their first gold fencing metals at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics, more people are attracted to fencing as a recreational sport. Everyone can succeed in the sport of fencing. All that's needed is love for the game".

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From 2006 to 2012 Coach GerryD was privileged to work with Berkeley Preparatory Schools faculty  and students on the schools OLYMPIC Fencing Summer Physical Education credit class". The PE Credit Course is no logger offered in BERKELEY'S Summer Programs.

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 See Below

"Fencing Practice" Tutorial Pages on this website.

 

The first things to know about Sport Fencing
FENCING FOOT WORK & TRACKING VideoTutorials .
SIMPLE ATTACK, Exchange Drill With Coach Vincent Bradford.
BLADE WORK Video Tutorials,
Foil Fencing
Sabre Actions
Epee Fencing
Fencing Actions Part 1
Coach GerryD, Blade Transfers "Prise de fer" French, "Prese di Ferro" Italian.
History at Berkeleys' Physical Education Credit Class

 
 

 More about the FENCING PRACTICE

 There is a changing room and lavatory for your convenience at the Coach GerryD's Fencing Practice.  

There is a $5.00 enrolment required to start your Sport fencing practice with Coach GerryD; for US Fencers’ insurance.

I am homecaring my wife Roselyn 24-7, so I'm no-logger teaching at fencing clubs in the Tampa bay area. I give fencing practice to new and experienced fencing students interested in skill training. I also develop video tutorials that are published on my YouTube channel and on this website.

The Fencing Practice, is away from the distracting activities you’ll find at fencing clubs. The practice focuses on clear explanation of the: skills, technique and tactics you’ll need to succeed in your competitive play and training at a fencing club like Tampa Fencing Academy. This training is a sound preparation and/or introduction to this Martial sport, for new and experienced practitioner’s; Adults Sport/Fitness and children ages 12+.
  Available for Practice by appointment: Week Days and Saturdays & Sundays. 

  You can see "Fencing Practice" Video Tutorials at:

  http://www.youtube.com/CoachGerryDuran ,

  or by searching YouTube for Coach GerryD".

 
     

 "SCHEDULE a FENCING PRACTICE  and ORIENTATION

with Coach GerryD.

 

   CoachGerryD@Gmail.com,

 813 767 1722

 

     

 

LINK TO FLORIDA FENCING TOURNAMENTS
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Below see

"Fractice Practice" Tutorial Pages on this website.

Home
The first things to know about Sport Fencing
FENCING FOOT WORK & TRACKING VideoTutorials .
SIMPLE ATTACK, Exchange Drill With Coach Vincent Bradford.
BLADE WORK Video Tutorials,
Foil Fencing
Sabre Actions
Epee Fencing
Fencing Actions Part 1
Coach GerryD, Blade Transfers "Prise de fer" French, "Prese di Ferro" Italian.
History at Berkeleys' Physical Education Credit Class

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 One of the training methods used by Coach GerryD, is making videos of the fencing strokes so the student can get visual feedback.

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Picture is a Link to TFA Website; founded 1992
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Picture is a Link to TFA Website; founded 1992

Coach GerryD at TFA 1995
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Coach GerryD at TFA 1995

 "SCHEDULE a FENCING PRACTICE  and ORIENTATION

with Coach GerryD.

 

   CoachGerryD@Gmail.com,

 813 767 1722