Farmington Valley Fencing Academy

 

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"The Pen may be Mightier than the Sword . . .
but Learn to use a Sword first!"

--FVFA
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7/19/14: FVFA's Elaina R. is the 2014 Nutmeg State Games Champion in the Y12 Girls' Foil category!
GREAT JOB Elaina!!

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Welcome to the Farmington Valley
Fencing Academy!
--The #1 Fencing Club in the
Greater Hartford, Connecticut area.

Mal-sun S. Marletto
USFCA Moniteur D'Escrime, Foil & Epee

110A West Dudley Town Road 
Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002
860-305-3594
FVFA@comcast.net

All classes held at
110A West Dudley Town Road, Bloomfield.

Directions to FVFA:
Get to I-91.  Take exit #37 (Rt. 305).  Go West (towards Sunoco gas station) on Rt. 305 for about 2.2 miles.  At intersection with Rt. 187 (Blue Hills Ave.) take a right.  Get in left hand lane.  Take left on West Dudley Town Road.  FVFA is about 1/4 mile on the left.

Last Update: October 20, 2014 
News, Updates & Announcements:
    

~ Head Coach and Club Owner Mal-sun will be away from 10/21 until 11/3 with very limited access to e-mails, voicemails, and texts.  If you need to get in touch with me, please send me an e-mail at fvfa@comcast.net and I will respond ASAP upon my return.  Thanks! 

 ~ Check out this awesome article published last year in the Hartford Courant!!  http://articles.courant.com/2013-01-25/community/hcrs-70101hc-statewide-20130117_1_foil-fencers-introductory-class  

~ 90-Min Intro-to-Fencing Class--Great way to try out first-hand what fencing is all about!!  Small Group Class setting limited to 6-8 students per class.  One-time all inclusive price of $50 includes class fee, equipment rental fee and one-day club membership fee.  Class is 1 hr 30 mins long.  Please get to the class 15 minutes early for equipment fitting.  Classes filled on a first-come first-serve basis.  Class available on the FIRST Thursday of each month, 5 to 6:30pm, by reservation only via e-mail FVFA@comcast.net.  Intro-to-Fencing Class attendees get 10% off the regular beginner session rates or 5% off any Summer Clinic (see below for details).  Also enjoy higher priority when signing up for the beginner session or summer clinics. 

~ Upcoming Beginner Sessions (8-week courses for adults and children 10+ with no fencing experience):  A new Beginner Sessions is starting on Tues. Nov. 25th and enrollment is now open!  E-mail me at FVFA@comcast.net for details and forms and to be added to FVFA's contact list to be notified when enrollment opens for future beginner sessions (Tuesday or Saturday).  At FVFA we have one of the best fencing programs in the State of Connecticut, so let me assure you it's worth the wait for a new session--fencing should be fun and exciting, not boring and tedious!  Start your fencing journey TODAY! 

~ The Fall Beginner Youth Fencing Program for boys and girls ages 7-8-9 is currently in progress!  New Class starting in the Spring (Classes on Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm).  Please e-mail me at FVFA@comcast.net today so I can send you details!

~ Also, don't forget to ask about FVFA's COMPETITIVE TRAVEL TEAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS (upon completion of the appropriate beginner courses)!

~ ADULT BEGINNER FENCING, MONDAYS 7:15 to 8:45pm:  Session currently in progress!  E-mail FVFA@comcast.net for details.

~ E-mail me at fvfa@comcast.net for information about FVFA's Week-long Afternoon Summer Clinics for Beginners ages 8-15!  Just $190 for Mon-Fri, 2 to 5pm.

~ 2014-15 FVFA Tournament Schedule: Now available on www.Askfred.net!  Please pre-register on Askfred if you plan on participating at any FVFA Tournament. 

~ Wish you could get a college scholarship or fence on a NCAA collegiate team? If you're a middle school or high school student and you're interested, e-mail me NOW--start training now, before it's too late!, and YOU could qualify for a college fencing scholarship!

~ Next time you're at the club, check out the cool FVFA water bottles and FVFA sport packs (great for shoes or fencing masks!)!!  They're just $6 each or $10 for both.  Get yours today!

~ If you are already a competitive fencer (from any fencing club/program in the area), take the FVFA Private Lesson Challenge!!  Basically you sign up to take 3 months of private lessons (1 per week) with Coach Mal-sun and if your fencing does not feel like it has improved, you get ALL your money back!!  You can start immediately, so contact Mal-sun at FVFA@comcast.net ASAP.  FVFA Membership and representation NOT required for the first 3 months.

~ Click here for FVFA logo apparel and merchandise or ask to visit the Pro Shop at the Club!