AFM fencing camps are designed to engage and motivate the beginning fencer, by combining concentrated workouts and exercises with the joy of learning and fun of the game. Students are focused on learning how to fence, and having a great time doing it.
Campbell, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
Academy of Fencing Masters (AFM) will teach fencing strategies and techniques to new fencers in a 5-day summer fencing intensive. The supportive environment at AFM is a great way for young fencers to learn about this amazing sport and develop on their foil or epee skills.
“The camps are designed to engage and motivate the beginning fencer, by combining concentrated workouts and exercises with the joy of learning and fun of the game.” explains Irina Chirashnya, Founder of the Academy of Fencing Masters. “Students are focused on learning how to fence, and having a great time doing it.”
Fencing is a great way for kids to boost confidence, employ strategic thinking skills, enhance academic discipline, meet new friends, and get a healthy physical workout.
AFM’s coaching staff has been involved in multiple championship tournaments in Russia, Kazakhstan, and the US. They’ve trained more than 1,000 athletes who’ve won World and Olympic competitions – including gold medals. These coaches are very prominent in the US fencing scene and have prepared many of their students who won local, national and international competitions.
This world class coaching team will instruct children about the basic skills and strategies of fencing, in a way that is enjoyable and appealing. Students will learn:
- Correct Footwork: What is the right stance, how to properly move on the strip, as well as how to change directions and tempos;
- Distance control: How far should the fencer be from his/her opponent? How to make the right distance for specific actions such as defense or attacks, the right moment to strike, and more;
- Blade work: learning exercises and drills that make handling a weapon more natural; the correct way to make a touch or hit in order to score;
- Etiquette: Learning the rules, manners, and sportsmanship of the game.
In addition, the students will practice bouting sessions where they will fence between themselves and practice drill work (i.e. attacks only on the opponent’s right side or left-side defensive moves). During these bouting sessions, students will experience the thrill of using the electrical equipment (just like the equipment used in a fencing tournament).
By the time the student finishes the 5-day Beginner Intensive Camp, he or she will be ready to attend any Intermediate Fencing Summer Camp.
“The Beginner Camp is set up so that children can learn the basics of fencing and become comfortable with the sport in the first week,” says Chirashnya, “This will make them ready to take on the second week of intermediate-level learning: acquiring more advanced skills, strengthening technique, and understanding a tactical cognition of the game while improving the conditioning level of the fencers.”
Fencing camps run July through August, Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 4:00 pm. (8:00am drop off and 5:00 pick up is available and included in the price of the camp).
For further information and registration, go to http://academyoffencingmasters.com/camps/about-afm-camps.