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Preseason Competitive Sabre Camp w/ Chris Cheney     Aug 30, 2022 - Sep 3, 2022
Rochester Fencing Club: Rochester, NY Chris Cheney, coach, fencer, and international referee will lead the RFC Pre-season Competitive Saber Intensive Camp with Zack Brown and Lindsay Stapleton. The focus is on high-quality, one-on-one coaching to accomplish your goals for the new season!
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   Map to 3335 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Rd Rochester NY 14623
posted 08/12/2022
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Chris Cheney, coach, fencing, international referee, and friend of RFC will leading our Competitive Saber Intensive - designed ot get your ready for the new season!!! He will be joined by Zack Brown and Lindsay Stapleton to help the competitive fencer to jump-start their new season training.

The focus is on providing high-quality, one-on-one coaching for the fencer to accomplish your training goals for the upcoming season. Chris will be joined by a few other guest coaches and will be covering footwork drills, tactical bouting, strategic and tactical strategies, and giving a clear perspective on the trends within international saber.

We invite all ages and fencers with AT LEAST one year of competitive experience. These coaches will also be providing focused instruction and constructive feedback regardless of age or experience level. Our mission is to provide high quality, one on one coaching for you to accomplish your training goals for the summer.

WHEN: This camp will be held from August 30th-September 3rd. 9-3pm (Lunch Break 12:00-12:45) each day with the ability for our out-of-town guests to participate in our evening practices. Coach Chris will also be running the evening practices and available for private lessons.

WHO: Fencers with AT LEAST one year of competitive experience. We will have multiple coaches on staff to provide focused instruction and constructive feedback regardless of age or experience level.

BRING WITH YOU: It would be useful to bring video recording material for the camp for the best opportunity for feedback. We will have several coaches on staff participating so that every fencer will have one-on-one specific attention.

$425 for all five days
Per day cost for the camp is $95
RFC Member Discount of $50

A non-refundable registration fee of $100 is required to hold your spot. The balance will be paid on the first day of camp via check or credit card. If housing is required a supplemental housing fee will be required and please contact for more details.

A little about the coaches:

Coach Zack

Zack Brown is one of the most well known coaches and referees in the United States. Athletes he has coached have made Jr world teams, Vet world teams, and won Division 1 National Championships and international Cadet Cups. As a fencer he represented Team USA on the Sr World Cup circuit and has medaled at multiple Division 1 events. As a referee he has officiated in the finals of multiple USA Fencing, FIE, and NCAA championships.

Zack holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Masters Degree in Consumer Psychology from NYU.

Coach Lindsay

Lindsay Stapleton is an experienced fencing coach and instructor with over 15 years of experience. After fencing collegiately at University of California Santa Barbara, she has since coached in a number of top clubs across the country, including Salle Auriol Seattle, Temple University, Boston Fencing Club, Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, South Bay Fencing, and Elite Fencing Club. She is well versed in many methods and systems of training, having worked side by side with a number of the best coaches and fencers in the world. In addition to coaching, Lindsay is a certified international referee in saber and a USFA certified referee instructor. Lindsay has worked nationally and internationally as a referee for USFA for over 10 years.

Lindsay holds a B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and holds a teaching certificate from the District of Columbia.

Coach Chris

Chris Cheney is 2x team national champion and is currently a professional coach and fencing consultant with 11 years of professional coaching experience including six years owning and running a successful saber program in Nashville, Tennessee that produced multiple state and regional champions, national medalists, and internationally competitive athletes.

In addition to coaching, Chris is a professional referee on the national, international, and NCAA circuit, and holds an FIE license in saber.

Prior to his tenure at TMFC, Chris has also coached at MidSouth Fencers Club in North Carolina and Durkan Fencing in New Jersey where he was a training partner for multiple national team members.

In 2018/19, Chris spent 10 months traveling to visit over 25 fencing clubs to learn first hand about fencing in the US with the intent to learn as much as possible about the ecosystem of saber and how to best develop fencing in the future.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call the club at 585-654-6047

Preregistration opens on 08/12/2022.
Preregistration closes on 08/29/2022.