Texas Fencing Camp 29Jun-4Jul & 2-7Jul 1996

Texas Fencing Camp 29Jun-4Jul & 2-7Jul 1996

Post by waddo.. » Thu, 07 Mar 1996 04:00:00

The 1996 Texas Fencing Camp will be held in Sherman, Texas!

There will be two comprehensive training camps:
        Elite Junior and Senior Competitive Fencers     June 29 - July 4
        Junior and Beginning Fencers ages 13 - 20       July 2 - July 7
        Both camps begin at noon on the first day and end at noon on the last day
        Campers will have lodging and dining in the Austin College Dormitory

Fencers should bring the following to camp with them:
        1 practice weapon
        3-4 electric weapons
        2-3 body cords
        1 lame (foilists)
        1 complete uniform (knickers, jacket, underarm protector, etc.)
        Spare weapons parts including wires, tips, springs, barrels, and point screws
        Swim suit and suntan lotion
        Bed and bath linens (laundry facilities are available in the dorms)

Fencers will be expected to keep their weapons in good working order during the camp.  The staff will provide
assistance in weapon repair.


        Abdelmonem Salem, MD., is the Head Coach of the Lone Star Fencing Center in Dallas, Texas.  He is a
staff member of the USFA Coaches College.  Salem has coached US Junior and Cadet Teams as well as several
Olympic Festival Teams.  Salem is a three-time member of the Egyptian Olympic Team (1976, 1980, 1984).

        Alex Beguinet is the Head Coach at Duke University.  He received his Master of Arms degree from the
National Sports Institute in Paris.  Alex is the director of the USFA Coaches College.  He has been coach of the US
Cadet and World Championship Teams and coached at several Olympic Festivals.

        Jerry Benson is the Head Coach of the Redlands Fencing Center in Oklahoma City.  Jerry has national
and international coaching experience.  He was the U-15 American National Team Coach of 1994, and is an ad hoc
instructor for the USFA Coaches College.

        Victor Svatenko is the assistant Head Coach for the US Modern Pentathlon Fencing Team.  Victor
received his coaching education in the Soviet Union after an illustrious career as a competitive athlete.  In 1972, he
crowned his athletic accomplishments with a silver medal at the Olympics in the Modern Pentathlon Team event.

        Ray Parker is currently the co-Head Coach with Vinnie Bradford at the Texas Fencing Academy.  He is a
USFA Level 2 certified coach.  Ray has a degree in electrical engineering and will be assisting campers with
weapon repair in addition to coaching.

Additional staff members will be assisting the above coaches.  All are either very experienced coaches and/or
currently nationally or internationally rated fencers, including Bakoko Emana who is a World Championship


Registration Fee:   $325.00 per session
Registration forms may be obtained from:
        Texas Fencing Camp
        3606 Windsor
        Irving, Texas 75062
        (214) 252-6207