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Coach GerryD's "Fencing Practice"; Adult Sport/Fitness & Children 8+ .

08 Aug. 2014

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


   

Not yet a member,

of a Fencing Club LOOK AT 

Tampa Fencing Academy

Coach GerryD's affiliation with TFA Tampa Fencing Academy  is as the original founder (1992). Presently Coach GerryD is a freelance volunteer fencing coach and teacher, offering beginners and Tampa Fencing Academy club members individual or small group peactice in the basics of sport fencing. All Fencing Practice Equipment is Provided to Beginners at Tampa Fencing Academy and Coach GerryD's Fencing Practice.

 

 

 

 

 

LINK TO: TFA Website
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LINK to YouTube TUTORIALS
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LINK to YouTube TUTORIALS

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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.


CoachGerryD@Gmail.com       813.767.1722  

 Start your Fencing Practice with Coach GerryD there are NO FEES there is only PRACTICE; by appointment.

 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 home caring my wife Roselyn 24-7, so I 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.

My 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 8+.
  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".

 

Below see "Fencing 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
History at Berkeleys' Physical Education Credit Class

 Need information about Sport Fencing Lessons in the Tampa Bay area? Get an Introductory Practice and Orientation with coach GerryD. Learn what your options are for training in the Tampa Bay area for this marshal sport.

Coach GerryD's   "Fencing Practice"

For: 

Beginners the TYRO Fencers,  

experienced fencers and 

 "Children Ages 8+"

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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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 Practice to students from his home.

 CoachGerryD@Gmail.com       813.767.1722 

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 "SCHEDULE a FENCING Practice 

and ORIENTATION "

with Coach GerryD.

 CoachGerryD@Gmail.com

 813 767 1722

   

 

Your fencing club and lessons should be easily accessible.

Though it doesn't have to do with fencing itself, you want to be able to get to and from your club and lessons to train on a regular basis.

1, You can start your fencing with individual practice with Coach GerryD at his Fencing Practice and when you feel your ready for competitive training, join a fencing club like TFA Tampa Fencing Academy .

2, You can join and become a member of a fencing club like TFA Tampa Fencing Academy and participate in individual fencing practice with Coach GerryD.

TFA Tampa Fencing Academy is a fencing club located only 3 mile 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.

 

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Here is: 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)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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
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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