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Winter Veteran Sabre Clinic with David Sierra     Feb 5, 2022
Atlantic Fencing Academy: Tinton Falls, NJ Veteran Sabre Fencers are invited to Atlantic Fencing Academy for our Winter Veteran Sabre Clinic taught by David Sierra. The Fall one was great, this one will be even better!
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   Map to 1 Sheila Drive Tinton Falls NJ 07724
posted 11/06/2021
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All Veteran Sabre Fencers are invited to Atlantic Fencing Academy for our Winter Veteran Sabre Clinic! The Fall Clinic was extremely well attended and we'll be expanding a bit on the format.

Our Weekend Intensives bring together veteran age sabre athletes for training, bouting, and fellowship. Taught by our experienced Sabre Coach, Fencing Master David Sierra, you will leave this weekend a better sabre fencer than you started! Maestro Sierra is committed to expanding access to training opportunities for Veteran Fencers, and brings a dynamic and exciting focus with a deep understanding of the modern sabre game.

Maestro Sierra's veteran age sabre athletes have earned more than 30 medals in North American Cups including multiple team championships.

The Theme of the Winter Clinic will be "Offensive mobile actions and transition from off-the-line into the mobile game." We intend to do a deep dive into a couple of the most important concepts and focus on some key exercises as part of this clinic. This material will build on and expand the concepts talked about at our Fall Clinic, but will also be stand alone enough for anyone to participate.

Ages 35 and up. Full uniform and bouting equipment is required for participation.

$90 for the Training Clinic - please Preregister on FRED!
Private lessons for clinic participants are available for $50. Please email for a slot.

Optional Morning Practice:
    Fencers who are pre-registered for the clinic are also welcome to attend Saturday Morning Practice at Atlantic Fencing Academy. Footwork is at 10 AM and Power Bouting is at 10:30. Open fencing takes place until noon.

Training Clinic: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    The training will include a mix of discussion, footwork exercises, partner drills, and tactical bouting exercises.
    • 12:30 - 1 PM Tactical discussion - vocabulary, philosophy, technical and tactical aspects of the mobile sabre game
    • 1:00 - 1:45 PM Warmup, footwork mechanics, technical components
    • 1:45 - 2:00 PM Video review - what is it we want to look like?
    • 2:00 - 2:30 PM Partner exercises for the mobile offensive game
    • 2:30 - 2:45 PM Short Break
    • 2:45 - 3:15 PM Partner exercises for transitioning into the mobile offensive game
    • 3:15 - 4:00 PM Longer break with healthy snacks and special topic presentation - more details forthcoming!
    • 4:00 - 5:30 PM Bouting exercises and free fencing

Fencers attending from outside the area, please reach out regarding lodging assistance! The Atlantic Veteran Sabre Community would love to help you be comfortable in your stay on the Jersey Shore! A number of home stay spots are available, and there are a number of moderately priced hotels nearby.

About Atlantic Fencing Academy:
The state-of-the-art facility of the Atlantic Fencing Academy is only couple of minutes away from GSP Exit 109. It is also an easy 1.5 hour train ride on the North Jersey Shore Line from NYC Penn Station to the Little Silver Train Station (a short uber ride away or we can assist with transport from there). Slightly shorter train ride from Newark Airport on the same line.

We have eleven grounded strips, ample space for social distancing, seating for competitors and parents, and climate control! Restrooms, hand sanitizers and vending machine with water and Gatorade are available.

Participant feedback from our previous clinic
  • "You created an engaging, fun environment where it was easy to ask questions and give examples. It was great to be able to spend time talking about the concepts first before having to put them into action. It was also good to have an appropriate amount of activity and not have to keep up with younger fencers."
  • "Having the handout and the half hour lecture was great. Also limiting the information and practice to a single theme prevented things from becoming overwhelming."
  • "Enjoyed the academic portion and then the drills to apply, along with the bouts at the end to use them 'all out'"
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