Academy of Fencing Masters Offers a Creative Way to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer: 5-Day Fencing Camps for Beginners Taught by World-Class Fencing Coaches

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The Academy of Fencing Masters (AFM) is one of the fastest growing fencing clubs in the Bay Area and has just published its schedule for summer camps, including a Beginner Camp that requires no experience and is an exceptional way for young children, ages 7-14, to learn the art of fencing, be challenged, stay active, and experience something brand new during summer break.

AFM Summer Beginner Fencing Camp - new fencers practice target touches
AFM’s 2014 camps were a resounding success. In fact, 40% of the campers in the beginner session joined AFM to continue fencing in the regular season.

AFM is located in historical downtown Campbell, CA, close to Campbell Park. The club is holding three weeklong camps in July, starting on July 13. Campers will learn in a state-of-the-art fencing facility and from Olympic-level coaches, all within an encouraging and family-friendly environment. The camp also utilizes the nearby park by incorporating outdoor workouts and activities.

From AFM founder, Irina Chirashnya: “We strongly believe that competitive sports should both provide enjoyment and instill core values like courage and self-discipline. Our summer beginner fencing camp is a small window into what we do at AFM year-round, and we welcome new students with open arms and a passion to introduce them to our world.”

AFM’s coaching staff has been involved in multiple championship tournaments in Russia, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. They’ve trained more than 1,000 athletes including World and Olympic Champions; they have coached athletes to win gold medals. The opportunity to learn from this world-class coaching team is just one of the many reasons for the camp’s track record of success.

AFM’s 2014 camps were a resounding success. In fact, 40% of the campers in the beginner session joined AFM to continue fencing in the regular season. By the end of 2014, these campers had earned medals at the regional level. It truly speaks to the success of the program that the graduates were standing on the winner’s podium less than six months after completing camp.

You can view AFM’s Yelp page, which includes reviews from previous campers:

The new fencer will learn proper fencing form and technique; basic fencing skills; fencing with electrical equipment; as well as fencing etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship. After graduating, the fencer is eligible to attend any intermediate-level fencing camp to continue training.

Beginner camps start on July 13. Each weeklong camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Registration is open:

About Academy of Fencing Masters:

Academy of Fencing Masters seeks to develop all levels of fencers, from beginners to Olympic athletes, through elite coaches, state-of-the-art facilities, and supportive community for both the fencer and the family. AFM prepares athletes for fencing and for life.

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AFM Summer Beginner Fencing Camp - development games during the camp