First Aid Certification

In addition to Adult CPR AED, this certification meets the regulatory and credential training requirements for childcare workers, teachers, foster care workers, youth leaders and others responsible for children.

In addition to Adult CPR AED, this certification meets the regulatory and credential training requirements for childcare workers, teachers, foster care workers, youth leaders and others responsible for children.

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National Championship Qualifier

We had 9 people competing in 5 of 6 events (men’s/women’s foil & epee and women’s saber). All that competed qualified. Congrats to the following!

  • Division II Senior Men’s Foil
    • James Mulligan
    • Tristan Barca-Hall
  • Division II Senior Women’s Saber
    • Kaelyn Leake
  • Division III Men’s/ Women’s Senior Foil 
    • Marshall Carter
    • James Mulligan
    • Marshall Carter
    • Kimberly Bolin
    • Tristan Barca-Hall
  • Veteran Men’s/ Worem’s Foil
    • Jonathan Sweet
    • John Stirling
    • Kimberly Bolin
    • Kumi Uyeda
  • Division III Senior Men’s Epee
    • Jonah DiPaolo
  • Division III Senior Women’s Saber
    • Kaelyn Leake
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Intramural Fencing at UCSC

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For the first time in a long time UCSC had Intramural fencing, of a sort.

It was a “come try electric fencing” tourney. Teams of three competed in a team epee tourney. 37 participants competed on 4 strips… and had a blast doing it =)

We got ’em registered and dressed. I provided a whopping 15 minute tutorial which mostly consisted of 1. How not to hurt each other accidently and 2. How not to break the fencing gear.

And… we got it done in 3 hours… including set-up and breakdown.

 

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5th Annual Santa Rita Invitational

Once again Salle Santa Cruz will be co-hosting the Santa Rita Invitational at Bolsa Knolls Middle school in Salinas California. In 2012 there we 54 competitors. Last year we had 67 competitors competing on 7 electric strips. This year promises to be just as fun!

  • What? Santa Rita Invitational Novice Tourney
  • Where? Bolsa Knolls Middle School: 1031 Rogge Road Salinas, CA  93906……….. MAP
  • When? 11-1-2014
  • When?? 8:00am – 5:00ish pm
  • Cost? Entry fee is $10.00

To run the tourney, Salle Santa Cruz will be closed Saturday 11-1.

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Challengers, en garde!

We are extremely excited to become a part of this years santa cruz challenge logoSanta Cruz Challenge, a structured 12-week HEALTH and FITNESS program/ contest!

Check it out!

http://santacruzlife.com/santa-cruz-challenge/

Salle Santa Cruz will open its doors to the Challengers the week of 11-8-2014.

Helping folks to discover healthy, fitness based passions… It’s a good thing.

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Prévôt de Fleuret

I’ve passed my written, oral and practical tests and am now a certified Prévôt de Fleuret with the USFCA. This certification is recognized world wide by member nations of the AAI (Academie d’ Armes Internationionale).

Prévôt is similar to the Master level professional fencing coach with more emphasis on training fencers rather than other coaches.

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I’m the fencing coach at UC Santa Cruz!

imgresI’ve accepted the position of Fencing Coach at UCSC where I will teach classes in Foil, Epee and Sabre . Classes begin January 3rd, 2013.

Fencing at UCSC has a long and storied legacy to which I am proud to offered a chance to contribute.

The hay day of UCSC fencing can be found here.

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Grats to Asst Coach Alex Ody!

Congratulations to Alex for achieving Aide Moniteur de Fleuret certification. This required a minimum of 40 logged hours of classroom coaching and passing written, oral and practical exams.

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His exams were proctored by Coach Robin Phillips and Coach Kevin Osborn.

His certification is recognized by the Academie d’Armes Internationale, (AAI), the world organization of fencing masters.   There are currently more than 20 members nations in the AAI.  The diplomas awarded through the USFCA are recognized by the AAI and its member national academies throughout the world.

Part of my responsibility as a USFCA Coach is mentoring others who wish to learn about the coaching aspects of the sport. It’s been a pleasure working with Alex and am quite pleased with his achievement.

He will also be beginning study at UCLA this coming semester. Which I guess is also good… except that we’ll all miss him… very much.

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Foil Program at The Fencing Center

The President of the Board of Directors has emailed the contract so I guess it’s pretty much official.

I am now a Foil Coach for  The Fencing Center in San Jose.

(This does not effect my other fencing duties/classes. I’m still going to be your Coach too!)

Exciting stuff indeed!

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Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

cpr_certificationI’ve completed a Pediatric First Aid Course.

This certification covers CPR, AED, first aid and other emergencies. It meets the regulatory and credential training requirements for childcare workers, teachers, foster care workers, youth leaders and others responsible for children.

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