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GRAFA All Ages Foil Epee ND Coaches Gia & Buckie     Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Grand Rapids Fencing Academy: Grand Rapids, MI camp
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   Map to 1345 Monroe NW Suite #102 Grand Rapids MI 49506
posted 07/19/2017
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GRAFA Foil Camp with Notre Dame Coaches Gia Kvaratskhelia & Buckie Leach and GRAFA Coaches Mikhail & Arkadiy Sarkisov's

This camp is the first of four cumulative camps to be held at Grand Rapids Fencing Academy during the 2017-2018 fencing season.


Gia Kvaratskhelia, Notre Dame Head Fencing Coach, who lead Notre Dame fencing squad to NCAA Champions 2017.
Buckie Leach is currently a head coach of US women fencing team and coached US Olympic Team in Rio

Maestros Mikhail and Arkadiy Sarkisov, the head coaches of GRAFA, will be the instructors along with Coach Gia and coach Buckie. Both Maestros hold a BS degree in Physical Education from Russian University and a Master�s degree in Fencing. They were Gold Medalists of the Soviet Union in 1985, medalists at the USSR Nationals from 1986-1989 and Student World Game competitions. In 2005 Maestro Mikhail Sarkisov has been recognized by US Olympic Committee as Developmental Coach of the Year. Many of his students successfully compete on National and International levels.
Many of his students successfully compete on National and International levels. The Maestros trained several USA National Champions. Several of the Maestros student successfully fenced on NCAA Championship earning “First Team All American” Honor and “All American Recognition” competing for the universities as Northwestern, Notre Dame, Temple, and Cornell.

THIS CAMP IS LIMITED TO 40 FENCERS MAXIMUM.

NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $150 IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF THE REGISTRATION TO RESERVE THE SPOT IN THE CAMP.
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PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO A HIGHT DEMAND FOR THIS CANP, YOUR PREREGISTARTION WILL BE APPORVED AND THE SPACE IN THE CAMP GUARANTEED ONLY AFTER WE RECEIVE YOUR DEPOSIT !!!!!

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Fencers will be divided into age groups and or by fencing experience.
Students should have a minimum of 1 year fencing experience.


Host families of members of Grand Rapids Fencing Academy will provide accommodations and meals.
Lunch for the both days of the camp will be provided by GRAFA.
Day 1 lunch will be catered by local pizza parlor.
Day 2 lunch will be catered by Subway

Tuition:
$280.00 with accommodation and meals
$250.00 without accommodation and meals. (Lunch and snacks provided every day)

PLEASE CONTACT COACH MIKHAIL IF YOU NEED HOSTING FAMILY ACCOMODATION AS SOON AS YOU REGISTER FOR THE CAMP.

For those fencers and their families who would like to stay in the nearby hotels:

Grand Rapids fencing Academy located in the prime and one of the safest areas of the north past of Grand Rapids downtown. Any hotel within close proximity to GRAFA is a good choice for the weekend accommodation.

Please make checks payable to: Grand Rapids Fencing Academy


Preferred registration method is AskFred.net.
Any question or concerns, please contact sarkisov85@gmail.com


Camp Schedule:
Fri. 09/15

6:30PM -7PM Registration. Host family assignments.
7-9PM Open fencing and evaluation of the fencers.

Sat. 09/16

10AM - 12PM Conditioning, footwork, theory, strategy drills
12 PM - 1PM Lunch
1PM - 4:00 PM Bouts based on strategy
4PM PARENT PICK UP

Sun. 09/17

11:00 AM -12:30 PM Instruction, drills
12:30PM- 1PM Lunch
1PM - 3:45PM Conditioning, footwork, theory, strategy drills.
3:45-4:00PM Social this time fencers must be picked up by their parents.

4 PM: GRAFA closed

Preregistration opens on 07/19/2017.
Preregistration closes on 09/14/2017.