Baltimore Fencing Center
Fencing ... A sport for life
Two Convenient Locations
10 West Aylesbury Road
Timonium MD 21093
near the intersection of York & Timonium Roads
Mon-Thu 4:30pm to 9:30pm and Sat 9am to Noon
Howard County - Click for directions
9180-D4 Rumsey Road
Columbia MD 21045
off of Red Branch Road near Rt29 & Md-Rt 108
Mon-Fri 2:30pm to 9pm and Sat 10am to Noon
Spring Break is a great time to take up the sport of fencing -- or to sharpen your skills, if you are already a skilled young fencer. During this year's Spring Break (April 14-18), students at all skill levels and of all ages will be able to hone their fencing skills -- or perhaps learn them for the first time! Listed below are the sessions that will be offered. All camps will be held at our Columbia, Maryland, location.
| Spring Break Fencing Camps
"Learn to Fence" Youth/Junior Camp
An introductory camp program designed to teach the novice fencer. Experience the thrill of competitive fencing which uses a unique combination of quick thinking and athletic movement. Our popular "Learn to Fence" beginning level program teaches footwork, blade skills, and the rules of conduct needed to for a successful beginner level fencing bout. All students will receive instruction with the foil.
Students should bring a water bottle and wear comfortable athletic clothing including tennis shoes and socks. A parental waiver is required for participation
Skill Building Camp
A competitive camp intended for serious beginner and intermediate level fencers. Students will build their footwork, bladework, and bouting skills in an ambitious environment under the direction of our professional coaches. Extensive footwork, and technical and tactical instruction, will be highlights of this course. Note; "Beginner" fencers must have had at least eight weeks or four lessons of previous instruction; otherwise the Learn to Fence course will be a better choice.
This camp will be divided into two groups -- Youth (ages 7-12) and Junior (ages 13-18).
Cost: $330 ($300 if paid before March 15) Time: 9 a.m - 4 p.m. Days: Monday - Friday Ages: 8 - 13.
Spring Break Skill Building Camp
Year- Round -- Learn to Fence!
Fencing was not only one of the very first Olympic sports, it is also a great form of exercise that you can learn at any age, and continue with for the rest of your life. We have had new students ranging in age from six to seventy years.
Baltimore Fencing Center offers new students with no prior experience an eight-hour introduction to foil fencing, with new classes starting often. Our one-hour classes meet once a week, and the clubs provides all necessary gear and equipment. You will learn safety rules, vocabulary, basic fundamentals of footwork, the blade work of foil fencing AND you'll have a great time with others of a similar age. We offer sessions classes for YOUTH (ages 7-12) and ADULTS (ages 13 and up).
Our next new "Learn to Fence" sessions are listed below for both of our locations. If you are interested in joining any of them, send us an email or call the club.
BFC Super Youth Circuit Medalists
A large contingent of BFC fencers, joined by a cadre of expert coaches, made the (for once!) relatively short journal to National Harbor, outside of Washington, D.C., to take part in the Super Youth Circuit, which attracted the best young fencers -- and doubtless some future Olympians -- from around the country.
All of our fencers were very competitive in their events. Some of the better results included:
Cadet Men's Foil
Duncan Rheingans-Yoo, 1st place
Y-12 Women's Foil
Karina Wang, 2nd place
Zoe Barnette -- 9th place
Sophia Mandour -- 14th place
Cadet Women's Epee
Celine Shanosky, 6th place
Cadet Women's Foil
Sophia Mandour, 6th place
Cadet Men's Epee Yixuan Pei -- 9th place
BFC’s All-Academic Fencers
BFC congratulates its’ junior fencers who are recognized as members of the 2012-2013 All Academic Team: Delaney Green, Andrew Lee, Duncan Rheingans-Yoo, Celine Shanosky, Daniel Wang, Vivian Williams, and Daniel Budai. BFC was tied with one other club in the entire United States for the greatest number of All-American Academic Athletes.
USFA strives to motivate junior fencers to achieve great results on the strip and in the classroom. USFA has combined efforts with Absolute Fencing Gear to develop the USA Fencing/Absolute Fencing Gear All Academic Team. Recipients must have demonstrated high academic achievement by earning no less than a 3.5 GPA. Junior fencers must also submit coach and teacher recommendations that demonstrate the fencer’s commitment to the sport and to academics. Again, congratulations to all of our All-Academic Team members and may your efforts both on the strip and in the classroom continue to be rewarded!
|Learn more about BFC's All-Academic Fencers!
Duncan Rheingans-Yoo 35th in Cadet World Cup
Congratulations to BFC foilist Duncan Rheingans-Yoo, who traveled to Pisa, Italy, at the end of January, to compete in his first World Cup event ever, as one of 120 of the best young fencers in the world. Duncan got off to a very strong start in the seeding round, when he finished with a perfect 5-0 record, leaving him seeded ninth on the competition. After receiving a first-round bye in the direct elimination round, Duncan faced the ninth-ranked Cadet fencer in the world (who later placed third), barely losing to him by a score of 15-11., to finish in 35th place.
Three BFC Girls ranked in Top 20!
|Congratulations to Sophia Mandour, Zoe Barnette, and and Karina Wang, who are ranked respectively third, eighth, and seventeenth nationally, in the Youth-12 Women's Foil category, as of the beginning of 2014. We know that we are going to see great results from all three of them in the future!