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2019 Spring Camp at IFA Boston     Apr 15, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019
IFA Boston: Burlington, MA Foil fencing camp with college coach Dmitri Romankov. Door opens at 9am. Training: 9:30am - 3:30pm. Fees: $550/week ($50 discount for IFA club members), or $130/day
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   Map to 141 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington MA 01803
posted 03/08/2019
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5-Day Foil fencing camp with college coach Dmitri Romankov from Atlanta, GA.

Open to advanced, cadet, youth competitive and intermediate foil fencers.

Camp schedule: 9:30am - 3:30pm. Door opens at 9am.

Tuition: $550/week or $130/day. IFA club members have $50 discount for full camp.
10% sibling/referral discount applies to the lesser amount.

Coaches: Sergei Byk and Dmitri Romankov

Information about guest coach Dmitri Romankov:

Coach Dmitri came from a legend fencing family in the former Soviet Union where his father and uncle were both world champions. His uncle, Alexandr Romankov, with 10 World Championship titles and 5 Olympic medals, is the greatest foil fencer of all time. IFA coach Sergei Byk used to learn fencing from coaches Alexandr and Dmitri.

Coach Dmitri has extensive experience in foil coaching. He coached at the Belarusian national team, Stanford University, and Taiwan junior national team. During 2015-2018, he was the foil assistant coach at Ohio State University, helping the team with back-to-back 2nd place finishes at the NCAA National Championships, and individuals to NCAA gold, silver and bronze medals. His student Eleanor Harvey ranked top 8 in Women's Foil at 2016 Rio Olympics.

Coach Dmitri has joined the college fencing team at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) as head coach since March 2018. In less than 9 months, two of his students from SCAD fencing achieved great results in January North American Cup (NAC) 2019 - Vitalijs Kuceba was in top 8 Division I Men's Foil, and Maria Boldor made top 16 in Division I Women's Foil.

Coach Dmitri also teaches young students at EPIC fencing club in Atlanta GA, with medalists in the recent March NAC 2019 in Cleveland OH.

Coach Dmitri and his students participated in 2018 IFA Winter camp. Welcome back, Coach Dmitri, in the spring camp in 2019!

Training includes: conditioning/stretching, strength training, footwork, fencing drills, strategy analysis, structured bouting, and one to one instructions. Coach Sergei will also give a private lesson during the camp for full-week participants at no additional cost.

Additional private lessons with coaches Dmitri and Sergei can be scheduled before or after the camp hours. Club members and camp participants only.

Signup link with Coach Dmitri:

With Coach Sergei:

Items to bring:
fencing gears and uniforms
extra T shirts for change, towels
sports drink
lunch or lunch money

Snack and water will be provided.

Information below is for the first-time participants:

Location: 141 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA
(near Burlington Mall. It's the first yellow building on the right, after passing the traffic light on Middlesex Tpk at Third Ave.)

There is limited space in the front of the building and is for drive through. You can drop off your child(ren) with fencing bag, but please do not park in the front and block others.

Parking: Our parking lot is in the rear of the building. You can use "Great Meadow Rd, Burlington MA" for rough location on GPS.

Directions to parking lot: after passing the club on the right side, make a sharp right turn at the first intersection (Great Meadow Rd), and you will see a sign "141 Middlesex Turnpike" on your right. After parking your car, please take the long stairs and open a gray metal door to enter the building, and walk upstairs to the club.