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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 CHECKOUT

TFA Tampa Fencing Academy

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LINK to YouTube TUTORIALS
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LINK to YouTube TUTORIALS

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CoachGerryD@Gmail.com       813.767.1722  

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

 

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

Coach GerryD is home caring his wife Roselyn 24-7 and is not teaching at fencing clubs in the bay area. "I'm giving practice to fencing students intrested in additional fencing skill training and I'm developing video tutorials that are published on my YouTube channel and on this website.

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 "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

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. 



 

 


 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.

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"Individual Fencing Practice"

 

Coach GerryD's   "Fencing Practice"

For: 

Beginners the TYRO Fencers,  

experienced fencers,

 "Children Ages 8+"

&

 

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 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.

 

Coach GerryD's Fencing Practice, is away from the distracting activities you’ll find at fencing clubs. Coach GerryD’s 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+.

 

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

 

 

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

All Fencing Practice Equipment is Provided to Beginners at Tampa Fencing Academy and Coach GerryD's Fencing Practice.

 

 

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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".

Tampa Fencing Academys' Location 1995
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Tampa Fencing Academys' Location 1995

 

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.


Other Practice 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

 

Coach GerryD at TFA 1999
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Coach GerryD at TFA 1999

Have you ever wanted to know how to fight with a sword? Unbelievably for some, the sport fencing has not died out. Far from it. The rules have become fairly complex; electrical equipment has been invented that aid in the playing of the sport, and schools of fencing exist in all parts of the earth.

 

Decide why you want to fence. Is it for fitness, competition, or for historical appeal? All of these are legitimate reasons, and each leads to a different type of fencing and training.

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FIND A FENCING CLUB  

Is the club easily accessible? Though it doesn't have to do with fencing itself, you want to be able to get to and from your club on a regular basis.

Do you know anyone who fences? Find out where they go, and what they think of the place.

 

Does the club have a good mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced fencers? When you're starting out, it's nice to have people at your level. Having a range of abilities generally indicates a club with some stability and longevity.


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Owner/Head Coach Boyco: Tampa Fencing Academy
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Owner/Head Coach Boyco: Tampa Fencing Academy

  

Are there enough coaches for you to have private lessons regularly? Private lessons from a coach are essential to the beginning (and intermediate through advanced) fencer.

Does it teach the weapon that you want to learn? A lot of fencing schools and clubs only teach one or two types of fencing, so make sure that they have the one that you want before you commit.

 

 

Try to find out who the best available coach in your club is. Usually, they'll have a few hours a week in which you can fit in private lessons with them. Sometimes, this is not the case, and it will be necessary to take group lessons from that coach, if you want to take any at all. Take them up on this if it is offered, but try to find another coach to give you private lessons as well.

Coach GerryD at TFA 1997
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Coach GerryD at TFA 1997

 

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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