NY FENCING

CLUB NEWS

College Announcements 2018


Congratulations to another generation of our great fencers who will be going on to the next chapter of life: college!

Nathan Vaysberg will be attending St. John’s University and Anton Chmut will be attending Hunter College.  Both Nathan and Anton were in our club practically from the beginning of its establishment. They are the ones who, along with their clubmates, put our name on the top of the charts nationally and internationally! Over the years at NYFA, they changed tremendously — from young 10 year old boys to confident young men with amazing fencing results and experience. I’m happy I witnessed it and helped them along the way.

This year was especially successful for both Nathan and Anton. Together they set many records for our club! Nathan made top 8 in Division 1 and Anton top 16! As a team, they took silver medals at Junior Olympics and at January NAC in seniors! As a Cadet, Anton earned bronze in the Cadet European Circuit and medaled many times at NACs.

They traveled all over the USA and world together, and made wonderful memories and became good friends! We all love to win and compete, but sport is not just about that – it’s about having a great time with people united by the same goals, going together to new achievements with teammates that genuinely support you and wish you the best. It’s about discovering that you can do more than you ever thought you would and surely about making unforgettable memories and new friends!

Now they will continue fencing in college and we wish them the best of luck.  Nathan will be my first student to continue the legacy on the St. John’s fencing team where I spent my college years!  Both will go to colleges that are close to our club and will continue training to new records while pursuing their degrees!

Bennett Cohen, who will be attending Sacred Heart University, seemed to always be part on my coaching career. It’s strange to realize that he is leaving too. When he started, he was that little, quick, and energized kid that everyone admired – he was beating older fencers and winning all relay races and it was just fun to see him breaking new records everyday. He was always loyal to NYFA and traveled all the way from LI to Brooklyn for years. Bennett held the record for best results for the amount of training that was available to him. We wish Bennett a fun and productive college life and surely we’ll be waiting for him to visit NYFA!

Ada Marie Gutierrez will be attending Northwestern University!  Ada joined our club later and had limited ability to train with us due to the distance, but she was extremely hardworking and it paid off great as she will be going to one of the best colleges in the USA where she will continue fencing as well!

I’m proud that I have such hard working, loyal, and dedicated students! You made NYFA the place it is now and it will always be your second home!

— Misha

RESULTS

2 Gold, 1 Silver,1 Bronze + 4 More Medals at Mission SYC


Congratulations to NYFA athletes for great fencing at the Mission Super Youth Circuit on Long Island!  Here are our top 8 results:

  • Anna Temiryaev – Gold & C2018 in Y14
  • Mark Dolgonos – Gold in Y14
  • Caralina Khrol – Silver in Y14
  • Skyler Liverant – Bronze in Y14
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – 6th in Y10
  • Mitchel Bekker – 8th & D2018 in Y14
  • Mitchell Pozovskiy -8th in Y12
  • Dylan Kats – 8th in Y10

Go NYFA!

RESULTS

April NAC, Worlds, ROC, RJCC, SYC, RYC


We’re catching up with our fantastic fencers and their top results over the last couple of months!  Congratulations to all!

April NAC in Richmond, VA:

  • Peter Kambeseles – Gold in Div 2 & B2018 – Peter’s first top 8 result is gold!
  • Alan Temiryaev – 7th in Div 1
  • Dylan Polkovsky – 15th in Div 2, 20th in Div 3
  • Daniel Zaretsky – 28th in Div 2, 30th in Div 3
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 29th in Div 1
  • Anton Chmut – 30th in Div 1

World Championships in Verona, Italy:

  • Alan Temiryaev – 12th at his first Junior World Championship!
    To read more about it, click here

Jeff Wolfe ROC on Long Island:

  • Peter Kambeseles – 6th in Div1A

Denise O’Connor RYC:

  • Dylan Kats – Gold in Y10
  • Julian Brodsky – Silver in Y10
  • Ethan Zaydman – Bronze in Y10
  • Shawn Agaon – 5th in Y12

Fairfax RJCC:

  • Peter Kambeseles – 5th in Juniors

Fairfax SYC:

  • Anna Temiryaev – Bronze in Y12
  • Dylan Kats – Bronze in Y10

The Garden State RYC:

  • Landon Shchur – Silver in Y10
  • Dylan Kats – Bronze in Y10
  • David Dodin – Bronze in Y8
  • Alexander Ratmansky – Bronze in Y8
  • Sean Maas – 5th in Cadets
  • Ethan Zaydman – 5th in Y10
  • Grayson Shchur – 5th in Y8
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – 6th in Y10
  • Liora Profis – 6th in Y8
  • Edward Katsev – 7th in Y8

For more results including local top 8, click here

For NYFA Youth Challenge Point Standings, click here

GO NYFA!

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS

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.

CLUB NEWS

NYFA IS EXPANDING TO LONG ISLAND IN APRIL


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NEW YORK FENCING ACADEMY NYFA-LI
PORT PLAZA – LOWER LEVEL
8 HAVEN AVENUE (near Main Street)
PORT WASHINGTON, NY 11050

EXCLUSIVE OFFER  FOR NEW STUDENTS OF NYFA-LI:
SIGN-UP IN APRIL AND GET 15-MONTHS OF FREE MEMBERSHIP!

This limited-time offer is worth up to $875 and will give you all of our member benefits for free through August 2019, including member discounts on camps, classes, lessons, bouting, and more. After this offer expires, the standard new student package will be in effect and includes one session (9 weeks) of free membership. Don’t delay! Contact us  today to get started.

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT STARTING SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Call 718-996-0426 now to schedule a visit and reserve your lessons for April.

NYFA-LI Open House FB

OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 29 – 12PM TO 4PM

  • Come in with the whole family and see our new club, talk to our coaches, let the kids try a free group class, enjoy refreshments, and sign-up for exclusive offers!
  • Bring a friend to our Open House and each of you can take a FREE PRIVATE LESSON ($50 value) on that day or on a second visit!
  • New to fencing? We love to introduce fencing to anyone who has yet to discover this fantastic and fun, and rapidly growing sport for girls and boys (ages 6 & up)
  • Already a fencer? Nationally-competitive and high school team athletes are encouraged to come learn about our successful training programs, open bouting, and International Summer Fencing Camps which are the biggest and best in the US!

RIBBON-CUTTING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 AT 12PM

We’re also looking forward to officially  announcing the opening of our Long Island fencing academy with our friends at the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.  Press and neighbors are welcome to join us.

NYFA BENEFITS

NYFA has been named Fencing Club of the Year and ranked #1 in the US in youth epee for the last two years per National Fencing Club Rankings.  Long Island & Brooklyn members will be part of the same great team that benefits from the professional training provided by our accomplished and dedicated coaches.  All members receive the same membership benefits, and are welcome to fence together at bouting practices in both locations, at our day camps, and at our popular sleep-away summer camps. They can also do make-ups at either club.

HIGH SCHOOL FENCING

Head coach Misha Mokretsov has been training  LI  fencers for years, including Nassau County Champions, Skyler Chin and Bennett Cohen. With a club on Long Island, we look forward to working with high school teams to help produce many more champions.  Call to discuss what we can offer to your squads.

INTRO PACKAGES

Anyone ages 6 & up can begin fencing with our Introductory Packages. Group classes will be formed as fencers complete their introductory lessons.  We provide all necessary equipment to get started.  * Exclusive offer for new students who sign-up with NYFA-LI in April 2018: receive over 1 year of free membership good through August 2019!

NYFA-LI FACILITIES

Our state-of-the-art fencing gym will start with 5 electric strips (can expand as the club grows), overhead scoring machines, cushioned fencing floors, targets, air conditioning, heating, lockers, changing rooms, equipment, and extra room for kids classes and conditioning.  Parents can watch the action from the club spectator area or check out the fitness gym in the same building for their own workout while the kids fence.

NYFA-LI HOURS

To start, we’re open in April by appointment only.  As students complete introductory lessons, classes will be formed and open hours will be Mondays-Fridays: 4 pm-9 pm , Saturdays: 9 am-6 pm, Sundays by appointment: 9 am-6pm.

NYFA-LI LOCATION / DIRECTIONS

NYFA-LI is situated on the north shore of Nassau County, across the street from the Port Washington LIRR station at 8 Haven Avenue near Main Street in Port Plaza on the lower level. By train, we’re just minutes from Great Neck and Manhasset, as well as easy rides in from Queens and Manhattan.  By car, it’s 10 minutes north of the LIE exit 36.  Click here for a parking map.