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 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
You can see "Fencing
Practice" Video Tutorials at:
or by searching YouTube for Coach GerryD".
|LINK to YouTube TUTORIALS
|LINK to YouTube TUTORIALS
|LINK TO: TFA Website
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 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.
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.
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.
"Fencing Practice" Tutorial Pages on this website.
Coach GerryD's "Fencing Practice"
Beginners the TYRO Fencers,
experienced fencers and
"Children Ages 8+"
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".