Tampa's Fencing Academy:
hours of operation, training schedule, and dues costs

MEMBERS TRAINING: TFA members are encouraged to attend members training sessions. Fencers will have the opportunity to practice basic techniques (attacks, parries & footwork) under the supervision of a member of TFA's coaching staff and to train with fencers of all levels. As fencers become more experienced they are encouraged to formulate their own practice drills and to work with other more experienced fencers in self-guided training as well as working with TFA coaches.

Those who are interested in an interesting and mentally challenging physical education porgram for their home schooled children should contact Maestro Duran of TFA (813/885-3645) or e-mail to TFA for information on fencing for homeschoolers. A program designed specifically for homeschoolers is being developed for the school year 1999/2000. At this time, however, the Academy invites homeschoolers to take lessons through our currently existing youth and adult programs. We have youth fencing on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

OPEN FENCING: Fencers who have completed the TFA beginners' class or who have previous experience may participate in open fencing (bouting), using TFA's electric scoring equipment.

The cost for the initiation period for new fencers (3 months) will be $70 per month with salle dues thereafter being $40 per month. Experienced fencers with their own equipment will pay $70 for an initiation period of 2 months and $40 salle dues thereafter.


Beginning Fencers Class with Maestro Gerry Duran: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
(for new fencers in their first month of the initiation period)

Members training with Mark Jones: 7-8 p.m.
*Open fencing: 8-? p.m.

Members training with coach Gerry Duran: 7-8 p.m.
*Open fencing: 8-? p.m.

Youth Fencing Class with Gerry Duran: 4:30-6 p.m.

Members training with coach Richard Byers: 7-8 p.m.
*Open fencing: 8-? p.m.

No scheduled training or open fencing.

Youth Fencing (beginning classes and training for fencers ages 9-15) with Maestro Gerry Duran: 9-11 a.m.
NOTE: Please call Maestro Duran at 813/885-3645 to find out when we have openings for new fencers in this class.

Members training with coach Fresnel Casthely: 11 a.m.-Noon
Open fencing: Noon -? (usually lasts till 1:30 or 2 p.m.)

No scheduled training or open fencing.

*Open fencing in the evenings usually lasts till 9:30 or 10 p.m.

TFA members may come in during the daytime or evenings when there is no scheduled training to practice. Salle keys are available to members in good standing.

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