The coaching staff at Fencing-Sport-Center
is lead by Maestro Vasyl Stankovych
, a five time World Champion. Maestro Stankovych has personally earned two Olympic Silver medals in foil and coached national level foil teams. Maestro Stankovych has been coaching for more than 30 years. Maestro Litvan has multiple students from New Jersey who have competed at the Olympic Games. Maestro “Paul” Kutelvas has 39 years of fencing experience and 29 years of coaching. Coach “Paul” has coached multiple national fencing teams on two continents. Other assisting coaches at Fencing Sport Center add decades of experience, available to each individual fencer. Christopher Umbs offers "hands on" experience with Rapiers, Sideswords, and other Swords.
Everyone gets supervision from professional coaches who have decades of teaching experience and a love of fencing. Students work out and test their metal with both nationally ranked and peer group fencers. All levels and all weapons are taught at Fencing Sport Center, true beginners to future Olympic hopefuls.
The in-house pro-shop at Fencing-Sport-Center gives fencers and parents access to the weapons and gear they need, with professional staff helping out and giving advice for novices. Unique facility features include 9 fencing strips: 6 electric + 3 dry, two lounges, free Wi-Fi, and in-house gear and weapon specialists. One strip is metallic with lights built into it so that the touch indicators light up when a touch is made.
The Quiet Lounge offers fencers free internet access, gourmet coffee, large-screen cable TV and fuse-ball. The Observation Lounge gives family and friends a direct view of the fencing action, to see your favorite fencer's every touch.
Beginner Classes for Kids from 6 to 9 years of age on Mondays and Fridays -- now your child can have fun with foam and plastic foils while learning about the sport of fencing.
Advanced Classes for "D" and higher-rated fencers with Maestros who will give the workout needed for those who excel in the sport.
Wednesdays at 7:30PM
Historical Fencing with Sidewords, Rapiers, and Heavy Sabres... Historical and Classical Fencing from the 16th to the 19th centuries adds another perspective to the understanding about the Sport and Activity of Fencing. Historical fencing is the study of the sword from the earliest printed manual in 1300 to the 19th century. Classical fencing is the use of the weapons that continue into the era of Olympic sport fencing.