Train with a 5-time Olympian/Fencing Master!

Hi folks!!

In Atlanta during March 12 - 14, there will be a GREAT clinic for foil/epee fencers! It will be conducted by two TOP RANKED national epee fencers and it's well worth the time and money to make the trip and stay in a hotel. However, if more than 4 of you decide to go, each of you will save $15 right off the top. So that's a nice option. PLUS, it's during most people's Spring Break so it shouldn't impact most of you and your school schedules.

Below is the text from I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE any of you who receive this email to consider going - it WILL enhance your epee fencing, introduce you to top ranked fencers in the nation, make new fencing friends from all over, and present different approaches to the sport for you. Check out the BIOs on the two main coaches of the clinic - this is truly a GREAT opportunity to get a jump-start on the next level in your foil/epee fencing...

Cherokee Fencing Club and North Georgia Fencing Center Present. . .

Michael Marx and Carlos Bruno in Atlanta!

Friday, March 12 – Sunday, March 14
North Georgia Fencing Center 811 Brogdon Road (Behind 805), Suwanee Georgia



CFC and NGFC will be hosting a foil and epee clinic featuring Five time Olympian and fencing hall of fame member Michael Marx and accomplished coach, fencer, and home town favorite Carlos Bruno. The clinic will be held March 12,13,14 at the North Georgia Fencing Center.

Michael Marx earned his Master of Arms degree in Poland in 1992, and is a staff member of the USFA Coaches College, coaching upper level classes, writing manuals and teaching. A five-time Olympic team member in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996, Michael is the only man in the last 50 years to make the U.S. Olympic team in two weapons: epee and foil. Michael has been enshrined in the U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame, and is a five-time USOC Athlete of the Year. In other international honors, Michael earned the silver medal at the World University Games in 1985, the highest finish ever for a U.S. team member, and the bronze medal in the 1987 Pan American Games. At the national level, Michael earned a record eight U.S. national championships in foil in 1977, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990 and 1993. He served as vice president of the U.S. Fencing Association from 1992 to 1996 and has served as the national women's epee coach. Michael’s students have earned over 50 national titles, and have competed in the last four Olympic teams in both epee and foil. Michael was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, the first fencer to be so honored.

Carlos Bruno is nationally ranked in Men's Epee and a two-time Division 1 Men's Epee finalist. He has been fencing for over 14 years and has been coaching for over 7 years. Carlos coaches the Pre-Competitive, Pre-Collegiate and Competitive programs and leads the Evening Program's epee class. A former member of The Atlanta Fencers Club staff, and the original founder of what later became the Cherokee Fencing Club, Carlos helped to promote the sport of fencing throughout the Metro Atlanta area. Carlos not only brings enthusiasm, intensity, and the benefit of over a decade of competitive fencing to this clinic. But also the experience of his former and current coaches; Ron Miller (UNC), Michael Marx (NWFC), and Gene Gettler (AFC).

Ariel DeSmet
Ariel is a two-time individual national champion and a five-time team national champion. He has been a member of Cadet, Junior and Senior U.S. World Teams. He is currently nationally ranked in Men's Foil.

Individual rate: $180.00 per student
Team rate: $165.00 per student (minimum group of four)
Coaches rate: $125.00 (must bring student in order to qualify student)
Daily rate : $100.00
The schedule of events over the course of the clinic will include:
Friday 3/12 – 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Open fencing and “Meet and Greet”. There will be a coaches meeting during this three hour window in order to discuss the weekends lesson themes.
Saturday 3/13 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coaches class*
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1st session
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch**
1:00 PM – 4:00PM 2nd session
Sunday 3/14 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coaches class*
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1st session
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch**
1:00 PM – 4:00PM 2nd session

*There will also be an after meeting for all coaches at Taco Mac following the Saturday and Sunday sessions.

**Lunch is provided and catered by “Edible Flair”

Registration by check or money order made to: 

John Terris
3115 F Colonial Way 
Atlanta, GA 30341
(There is a fee of $25.00 for registration received after 3/5)


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