TESTIMONIALS / REVIEWS

We are from Virginia. My son (9) has been learning fencing for about one year. His fencing skill has been improving, but very slow. This past spring break, we took a trip to New York, and visited New York fencing Academy. Coach Misha Mokretsov gave my son private lessons, as well as the group lessons. In about just one week, my son had big leaps on fencing. Few weeks after the lessons, my son received national points the first time when he competes in one of the SYC event. I am so glad we made good choice of spring break camp, and decided to join their summer sleep away camps again.  Coach Misha if one of the best coaches and the other coaches in the club are also serious about their fencer’s improvements. If you’re interested in upping your competitive edge, this is the place for you.” — Shi I., 5/7/2017

Our 10-year old son had a wonderful time at NYFA Summer Camp this Summer. It was his first sleep-away camp experience, he went for the two sessions (20 days) and is already talking about coming back next year. The atmosphere at the camp was very inclusive and encouraging. Our son got just the right dose of independence, yet there was plenty of supervision for him and us to feel safe and secure. The counselors were all very nice and serious about their responsibilities, and the coaches were very dedicated. The rigor and intensity of the training was unparalleled. In addition to the ample fencing training and practice, he got a lot of out of the agility training. We’re truly looking forward to the next Summer at NYFA Camp.” — Anya B., 9/12/2016

NYFA fosters a true team environment and quickly becomes a second home for students. Coaching is world-class and has had a transformative impact on my sons. Focuses on complete athlete – sportsmanship, discipline, technique and conditioning.” — D.K., 8/3/2016

This is the best epee club in New York! One the best coaches Misha who lead my 10 year son to a gold medal in North American Cup. Both coaches Misha and Slava are very professional and dedicated to our children! Great physical and mental workout.” — Arina G., 7/11/2016

Thanks to Misha Mokretsov and his wonderful training, Romain got 6th place in Luxembourg Fencing competition last weekend (European World Cup). Merci, Misha.” — Cecile, 2/22/2015

Great workout, Always wanted to try it out, Both Instructors were Very Helpful and helped me get started in this sport.” — Clarence, 12/12/2011

“En garde !!! Bravo to this club with a great spirit and very good level. Coach Misha is very involved in his students progress. NYFA has great results. Kids and teens have fun at the club and feel part of a community. The club has brand new installation, very good prices and for the parents, it is just 2 blocks from the beach!!! great for relaxing.” — Cecile, 10/20/2011

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“We like our school and our coach. My son never was so motivated to go to any other sport. It is a lot of fun for parents too. My husband recently won parents tournament and was very, very happy for a week. Come and join the club for a future educational benefits of your children and for fun.” — Yevgeniya, 10/19/2011

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“Misha has been our son’s fencing coach for two years now and we followed him to his club when he opened it a year ago. The club has grown into a brilliant competitive club producing some of the best fencers nationally. Misha trains the kids to the highest level whilst keeping a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.  There are classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and including little ones and adults. Our younger son (8 years) has just joined and he loves it!! We could not be more pleased with our choice of club.”   — J.P., Brooklyn, NY, 9/3/2011

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“This club is like the best-kept secret in NY fencing. It just opened a year ago, but the coach, Misha Mokretsov, is outstanding. He’s young and passionate about fencing and really cares about his students. He focuses on physical fitness as well as excellent fencing technique, and he’s already produced top nationally-ranked youth fencers. We drive over 20 miles to take lessons and classes at NYFA although there are clubs closer to us. There’s a good team spirit among the students too and they have a lot of fun together.”   — C.C., 8/24/2011

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“NYFA is a great fencing club for kids and teens. There are some really good fencers and many beginners too. The Coney Island beach is a couple of blocks away. In good weather they sometimes run on the boardwalk and do drills on the beach! Fencing is a good work-out for the body and mind, and it’s just so fun to play with swords!”   — Bill, 8/24/2011

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“This club is freaking awesome. Air conditioning, electric fencing strips, classes for all levels. It’s also right next to a pretty good Russian food store.  The classes show a very high level of professionalism and intensity, and Misha is a very dedicated coach. I definitely recommend NYFA for any epee fencer.”   — A.F., 8/20/2011

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“New York Fencing Academy is an amazing club with cool air conditioning, locker rooms for storage, and a great diversity of fencers. The coach, Misha, is a dedicated fencer who strives to cultivate his students’ skills. The facility is also conveniently located next to a Russian market. I highly recommend this club for fencers of all levels.”   — Kevin, 8/19/2011