~ Coach Mal-sun will be representing--for the first time--Team USA in Foil, Epee, and Saber, at
the Pan American Veteran Championships in Puerto Rico from Aug. 20 to Sept. 3rd. As such, she will have limited access
to email and voicemail during that period and will return all calls and emails upon her return. FVFA will still
be running normal Summer hours and classes during her absence. Fall schedule will apply right after Labor Day.
Happy Labor Day weekend!
~ Check out this awesome article published in the Hartford Courant!! http://articles.courant.com/2013-01-25/community/hcrs-70101hc-statewide-20130117_1_foil-fencers-introductory-class
And since the article was published, FVFA Alum Cody R. (now a Senior)
received a 4-year fencing scholarship to join NCAA's Division 1 Epee Fencing team at Sacred Heart U. in Fairfield, CT (http://www.sacredheartpioneers.com/sports/m-fenc/2014-15/bios/richard_cody_a72e) and FVFA Alum Hannah B. of West Hartford is fencing on NYU's NCAA Fencing Team! Another great reason to have your
child try fencing... if they end up loving it, you never know what good things might come!
~ 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, typically, 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 Session (8-week
courses for children 10+ and adults with no fencing experience): The Fall Beginner Session is already full!
The next beginner session will start in early December and classes will be on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7pm and enrollment will
open in early November. 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 for children 10+ and adults (Tuesday or Saturday) and the Youth Beginner Sessions for children 7-9. 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 at FVFA!
~ The Fall Beginner Youth Fencing Program for boys and girls ages 7-8-9 is
starting in early October! Class is on Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm and enrollment will open in early September.
Please e-mail me at FVFA@comcast.net today so I can send you details! Summer Clinics available for ages 8+ as well.
~ ADULT (14+) BEGINNER FENCING: E-mail
FVFA@comcast.net for details and registration. This course is extremely rare as there is usually not
much demand for it, but if you are interested, e-mail me ASAP!
~ 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)!
~ E-mail me at email@example.com for information about FVFA's Afternoon Summer Clinics for Beginners ages 8-15!
Just $245 for Monday-Thursday, 1:30 to 4:30pm. Challenge your friend to a duel this Summer!
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!