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.
I’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.
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.
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.
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!
I’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.
Pictured above, about 30 of my favorite people getting together for a little in-house tourney. A good time had by all =)
Grats to the following Monarch Fencing fencers who performed exceptionally well at the 3rd Annual Santa Rita Invitational at Bolsa Knolls in Salinas!
There were 54 competitors from 4 different clubs and schools. We Fielded 17 and took 9 of the top 13 spots including top 3!
54 Fencers total
1 James Mulligan (Salle Santa Cruz & Pacific Collegiate School)
2 Sam Nelson (Salle Santa Cruz & Pacific Collegiate School)
3 Zephyra Paxton (Salle Santa Cruz)
6 Zane Pena (Salle Santa Cruz)
7 Alex Pollard (Salle Santa Cruz & Santa Cruz Homeschool)
10 Callum Farber (Salle Santa Cruz)
11 Ian Connelly (Salle Santa Cruz)
12 Marshall Carter (Salle Santa Cruz)
13 Dustin Lopez (Salle Santa Cruz & Pacific Collegiate School)
18 Alessio Bernardi (Salle Santa Cruz)
34 Tucker Pasquinelli (Salle Santa Cruz)
36 Jonathan Shultze (Santa Cruz Home School)
37 Joe Larse (Salle Santa Cruz)
40 Simon Wilson (Monterey Homeschool)
51 Emily Covington (Santa Cruz Homeschool)
Salle Santa Cruz Workshops
- Wed June 13th: Foil Referee Workshop
- Friday June 15th: Intro to Epee
- Mon June 18th: The Way of the Armorer
- Fri: June 22nd: Intro to Sabre
- Wed August 29th: End of Summer Tourney