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Sabre Program

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Directed by DFA's Patrick Durkan - Head Sabre Coach

 

Maestro Patrick Durkan picked up a sabre at the New York Athletic Club when he was only five-years-old and has been fencing ever since! For the past 33 years he has represented the USA in all levels of fencing, including being a part of the Cadet, Junior, and Senior National Teams.

As a student athlete, Coach Durkan competed at Regis High School in New York City where he won the New Jersey State Championship and at Columbia where he was a four time All-American.

Coach Durkan is dedicated to building a truly American system of fencing using his training in the Hungarian fencing system under various international coaches and his background in the Russian, Polish and Italian systems. His students have competed at the regional, National, NCAA and International level and have won Cadet and Junior World Cups as well as earn 3rd place at World Championships.

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Sabre Schedule

 

Summertime we follow the foil schedule.

Starting Sept. 2018 schedule:

Tuesday and Thursdays 5 - 8

Saturday 12 - 4

"Travel Team" add-on includes practices with Head Coaches on Thursdays 5 - 8 and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm at DFA.

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Spcialize in Sabre

This program is directed by Head Coaches and administered by certified fulltime coaching professionals available at two locations. This proprietary program provides a unified method of fencing instruction that results in enhanced athletic performance at all levels. It promotes the mastery of specific skills through a deep understanding of the techniques and tactics required to score points and win bouts. Its successful proven record leverages the best of the Hungarian, Russian, Polish, and Italian fencing systems while focusing on neuromuscular development for increased performance.

Centrally located, we offer free escort service from Veteran's Park E.S., Boys and Girls Club, and E.R.M.S.; members have the added value of access to the club starting at 4 pm. High school students can take the bus from RHS.

Our Fitness Facility / Professional Trainers by Results Fitness

Training in group classes serves to teach and reinforce instruction, improve students' agility, promotes fitness, and teaches students to be autonomous fencers. We instill the love of training in our students by making it enjoyable and rewarding as opposed to punitive. It takes years to develop an athlete and we know our role in teaching students to honor themselves through self-care and self-advocacy. By instilling the value of hard work and self-respect, we not only improve students' performance on the strip but equally their behavior for life.

This conditioning program is offered on Monday & Wednesday 5:30 to 6

Saturday 12 to 12:30

Discounts for parent personal training as well.

Youth High-Intensity Interval Training by Results Fitness example. 10 minutes out of 30 shown.

Thinking seriously about fencing? Take it slow and steady. Try a free week and couple that with some private lessons before making a decision. We want you to feel comfortable and confident that WAY is the right program for you.  Take a tour, meet with our coaches and by all means, shop around and compare.  No two fencing clubs are the same.  Some differences worth evaluating are culture, service, location(s), quality of programming, and most of all a passion for working with children.

We offer many options and price points to meet our students where they are today while providing ample opportunity to grow from novice to NCAA.

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