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Port Washington Says En Garde


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By Christina Claus
April 26, 2018
Port Washington News

The red ribbon is cut at the newly opened New York Fencing Academy.

The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce welcomed New York Fencing Academy, the number one ranked fencing club in youth épée by National Fencing Club Rankings, to the town with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The fencing club’s second location on Haven Avenue, with its first in Brooklyn, was opened to offer its successful training programs for ages six and up to the Long Island fencing community.

“I’ve been looking for this space for a long time and we have a good amount of students coming from Long Island on a weekly basis,” said owner Michael Mokretsov. “It’s hard for them to go during the week days, so training only on the weekends you cannot achieve too much. Even though they were getting good results, we wanted to help them boost it a little and provide the service closer so they can train more on a weekly basis and not just on the weekends coming to Brooklyn.”

Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Marina Temiryaev, Owner and Head Coach Michael Mokretsov, Nassau County Legislator Delia Deriggi-Whitton, Fred Pollock representing Tony Durso, and President of the Chamber Mitch Schwartz

New York Fencing Academy offers introductory packages, private lessons, group classes, after-school programs, membership benefits, parties, day camps, and summer épée camps. Mokretsov explained many high schools around the area including Great Neck North and South, Manhasset and Jericho offer fencing for students, and he hopes students will be able to use the new facility for training as well.

“There is no fencing club here in Port Washington,” said Mokretsov. “We’re opening a club that never existed here. Second, we will try to work with all the high schools around so that off-season they can train. We’ll also be conducting competitions and summer camps. It’s actually the biggest épée camp in the country. It’s a great program we’re running and we hope it will be a good boost for the kids.”

Many may think that because fencing utilizes weapons, or épées, it could be harmful; however, Mokretsov explained that it is one of the safest sports because the equipment is made so that students cannot obtain weapon-related injuries. Another safe factor of fencing is that it is not a contact sport.

While fencing offers physical benefits like improving strength, coordination and agility, Mokretsov also explained that there are many mental benefits to fencing.

“It’s a strategic sport,” said Mokretsov. “It’s like a physical chess because there are so many combinations and you have to figure it out, predict their moves and figure out your strategy two, three or four moves ahead of them. It’s also working under pressure. It teaches you discipline, the same as any other sport, teaches you how to achieve goals under pressure, which is a very valuable skill when you get older. This teaches you a lot and it’s a great way of getting into a college program as well.”

New York Fencing Academy is located at 8 Haven Ave., Suite LL3, Port Washington and is open Monday through Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment. For more information about New York Fencing Academy, visit www.fencenyfa.com.

PRESS RELEASES, RESULTS

For Immediate Release: Brooklyn Trained Fencer Places 12th at His First Junior World Championship in Verona, Italy


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Brooklyn, NY (April 2, 2018) – First-time Junior World Championship Team member, 17-year-old, Alan Temiryaev, took 12th place in the individual epee competition on the first day of the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Verona, Italy.

Temiryaev, a member of last year’s Cadet World Team, defeated Marin Atanasov (BUL), 15-11, and Fynn Fafard (CAN), 14-11, to advance to the 32.

“I just came in feeling really confident. I was inspired by some other fencers who believe that if you believe you can do it, then you can do it,” Temiryaev said. “That was my mentality, especially against Fafard, where the score was touch for touch. I just believed I had to be stronger and more dominant and if I just believed in myself like I did, I just got those touches. It’s all about confidence and pulling through.”

After easily taking the bout against Goncalo Alves (POR), 15-5, Temiryaev faced Davide Di Veroli (ITA), the 2017 Cadet World Champion. Temiryaev kept the bout close, but at 9-8, Di Veroli put up three straight single touches and used the momentum to win, 15-10. Di Veroli went on to claim the silver in the event. Temiryaev will be back in action on Monday as part of the Cadet World Team.

“This is my first Junior World Championships and I hope there will be many more. I’m quite pleased with my result,” Temiryaev said. “Of course we would have wanted to do more and achieve as much as possible, but you know your limits and then for next year you work harder to achieve those limits.”

Temiryaev is a student at New York Fencing Academy in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. He has been training with Coach Misha Mokretsov since he began fencing at age 10.

New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 by owner and head coach Misha Mokretsov and is located in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. NYFA has quickly become a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee programs in the country. NYFA has been ranked #1 in youth epee and Fencing Club of the Year by National Fencing Club Rankings, and has produced National and World Champions, and has members on the USA cadet and junior national teams and French junior national team. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, day camps, and the biggest Summer epee camp in the US. Visit http://www.fencenyfa.com for more info.

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Contact: Misha Mokretsov
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Address: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Club Phone: (718) 996-0426
Cell Phone: (347) 741-1343
info.nyfa@gmail.com
http://www.fenceNYFA.com

Alan Temiryaev (left) 12th in World Championships Juniors Verona, Italy 1 april 2018 pc: Trifiletti / Bizzi
RESULTS

RESULTS: OCTOBER NAC, SYC, ROC, RJCC +


Good luck to our 4 fencers going to the Cadet World Cup in Austria:
Anna Lanzman, Melanie Dolgonos, Ethan Kushnerik, Alan Temiryaev!

Congratulations to NYFA athletes for their recent top results!

National – October North American Cup (NAC) – Top 32:

  • Nathan Vaysberg – Silver in Div 1A
  • Sam Bekker – 6th in Div 1A
  • Peter Kambeseles – 9th in Div 2
  • Jack Kambeseles – 11th in Div 2
  • Andrew Mufel – 11th in Cadets
  • Josh Shuster – 13th and B2017 in Div 1A
  • Anna Lanzman – 16th and B2017 in Cadets
  • Jordan Liverant – 23rd and C2017 in Cadets
  • Mark Dolgonos – 29th in Div 1A

Regional – Top 8:

Daugherty Super Youth Circuit (SYC):

  • Skyler Liverant – Gold in Y14

American Challenge Regional Junior & Cadet Circuit (RJCC):

  • Sam Bekker – Silver in Juniors
  • Jack Kambeseles – 6th in Cadets
  • Peter Kambeseles – 8th in Cadets

Mission Regional Junior & Cadet Circuit (RJCC):

  • Peter Kambeseles – 6th in Cadets

Durkan Div1A Regional Open Circuit (ROC):

  • Anton Chmut – Bronze
  • Melanie Dolgonos – 8th

Neil Lazar Regional Youth Circuit (RYC):

  • Dylan Kats – 5th in Y10
  • Ethan Zaydman – 6th in Y10

Local – Top 8 – including NYFA’s Youth Challenge: Click here

 

GO NYFA!

 

RESULTS

BEN GUTENBERG MEMORIAL SYC: RESULTS, NYFA #1 CLUB IN EPEE


Congratulations to our boys and girls for their top results at the Ben Gutenberg Memorial Super Youth Circuit in Brockport, NY:

  • Jaclyn Khrol – Gold in Y12, Silver in Y14
  • Ethan Kushnerik – Gold in Y12, 8th in Y14
  • Caralina Khrol – Gold in Y10, 7th in Y12
  • Andrew Mufel – Bronze in Y14
  • Arevik Amroyan – Bronze in Y12
  • Katherine Yenna – 5th in Y12

Thanks to our athletes, NYFA ranked #1 in Women’s Youth Epee and #1 in Men’s Youth Epee at this SYC.  Go NYFA!  (more info:  www.nationalfencingclubrankings.com)

5 of 6 medalists shown: Katherine, Arevik, Ethan, Jaclyn, Caralina at the Ben Gutenberg Memorial SYC (not pictured: Andrew)
5 of our 6 medalists: Katherine, Arevik, Ethan, Jaclyn, Caralina at the Ben Gutenberg Memorial SYC (not shown: Andrew)