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OFC Training Camps 2024

Give Your Kids a Boost: Consider Fencing Camp

Our Fencing Camps are designed for Girls & Boys 6 years old and up of all skill levels, beginners to advanced.

This Spring and Summer Break we will be hosting several 5-day fencing camp at our world class facility. We hope to see you there!

Schedule

Spring Training Camp – March 11 – 15, 2024
Summer Camp #1 – June 3-7, 2024
Summer Camp #2 – June 17-21, 2024
Summer Camp #3 – July 15-19, 2024
Summer Camp #4 – August 5-9, 2024

9am–4pm | All levels welcome, Ages 6+

Olympian Fencing Club

3200 McCullough Ave.

San Antonio, TX 78212

Early bird, family, multiple registration discounts available!

About

If you’re tired of the same old camp options and are looking for something new, fun, and different for your kids, Olympian Fencing Club’s Camp is for you! Fencers will learn swashbuckling techniques seen in movies and shows like: Puss in Boots, Wednesday, Zorro & Star Wars.  The camp will help students develop a keen focus, coordination skills, agility, balance and endurance. We will focus on tactical awareness through drills and video analyses.

The Olympic sport of epee fencing provides a great physical and mental workout and is a lot of fun. Learning to fence is a challenging mix of physical and tactical training that is equally suited to boys and girls.

Beginner students will have fencing equipment and uniforms available for use. Campers just need to bring athletic clothes, a sack lunch, a water bottle, and a lot of energy!

Coaching Staff

(Guest Coaches to be announced at a later date)

Head Coach Tommi Hurme has 25+ years of competitive epee fencing experience including 4 years training in Budapest, Hungary alongside the Hungarian National Team. His fencing achievements include Junior National Team member in 2004, Junior National Champion in 2003, Princeton Varsity Fencing Team Captain in 2007 and 2008, Div 1 Nationals top 8 finisher in 2007, 8th place finish at NCAA Championships 2008, Paris World Cup top 32 finisher in 2009, 1st place Kupittaa Satellite World Cup Turku, Finland in 2011, and 1st place Men’s Epee Team Nationals 2008 and 2010.

Courtney started fencing at 8 years old and never looked back. She is a 3 time USA Olympian in Women’s Epee (2012, 2016 & 2020). She won an Olympic Bronze medal with the USA Women’s Epee team in 2012.  Courtney also was a 2 time NCAA Champion at the University of Notre Dame, Cadet World Champion, Junior World Champion (team), Junior World Cup (FIE) Points Champion, Senior World Champion (team) and won a Bronze medal at the Senior World Championships.  She conducts clinics and strategy sessions for clubs and individuals all over the United States via Hurley Tactics. She likes to travel around the country in her van with her two dogs and cat whenever she gets a chance. Courtney recently coached for the University of Notre Dame during 2022 and moved back home to San Antonio in January 2023 where she now coaches for Olympian Fencing Club.

Coach Tomás Mata has a background as a physical education teacher and has 25 years of experience as an epee coach. He began fencing competitively in 1997 and competed in his first junior world cup in 1998 at the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the Mexican national fencing team for 10 years. As a coach Tomas trained and qualified fencers for the Mexican national team in different categories such as cadets, junior, and senior. Most notably he trained and qualified Alejandra Terán for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in Women’s Epee.

Coach Claudine Barjak Cardenas has been a personal trainer for over 25 years and has been fencing since 2005. She has extensive experience in athlete development, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and positive youth coaching. Her fencing accomplishments include 2014 National Champion, December 2014 NAC Gold Medalist, 2015 National Championship Silver Medalist, 2015 Veteran Pan-American Championship Silver Medalist, and 4 Top-8 North American Cup finishes, all in the Veteran 40 Women’s Epee category.

Coach Michael started fencing at San Antonio College in 2010 and has been fencing ever since. Michael enjoys playing music, video games, and practicing yoga in his free time. Michael is a Moniteur rated coach from the US Fencing Coaches Association.

Camp Schedule

5-day camp from March 13-17, 2023: 9am – 4pm

Register for our Spring Training Camp or our Summer Camps and also preregister on AskFred.net to promote visibility to others in the region!

Early bird and family discounts available!