The goal of the Jacksonville Fencing Club is to promote the classical sport of fencing. The club has been in existence since the 1950's and has a rich tradition of excellence in its instruction. The club has had many champions among its ranks over the years and continues to do so. The club is open to ages 8 to 98 and offers a variety of opportunities for the novice up to the competitive fencer. The club is coached by Mr. Raul Toro who has over 40 years experience in the sport. So if you are looking for a sport to get or stay fit, build discipline and build confidence, this is the sport for YOU! This is a sport for children and adults alike. This is a sport for a lifetime! Call us or e-mail us. En Garde!!!
The Jacksonville Fencing Club is home to Princess Rashid the 2006 National Women's Epee Champion and Lance Tan the 2011 Pan Am Games Youth Epee champion. Also home to a cadre of currently nationally ranked youth.
The adult Fencing 1 Class completed their 8 weeks of instruction and participated in their first “end of class” tournament. Congratulations to all 9 students for completing the class and good luck to them as they move on to Fencing 2.
Fencing 1 Class with Coach (2 absent)
Congratulations to the winners of the class tournament:
1st Place – Jason Barry
2nd Place – Mauricio Alvarez
3rd Place – Brian Pierce and Justin Erwin
Fencing 2 starts on Tuesday, March 31st. Call Coach Toro for more information on youth and adult fencing at 904-579-6858.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club participated in the Scottish Highland Games at the Clay County Fairgrounds on February 28, 2015. The fencers competed in the Scottish Flamingo Tournament – an annual fun competition between club members. They compete for the honor of being photographed with the honorary Scottish Pink Flamingo.
Congratulations to the following fencers:
Team Epee: Winning team – Trey Neil, Tom, Tubman, and Jared Bailey
Mixed Epee: 1st Place – Trey Neil
2nd Place – John McKee
3rd Place (tie) – Tom Crosby and Tom Tubman
Mixed Foil: 1st Place – Trey Neil
2nd Place – Jeremy Moore
3rd Place (tie) – Tim Crosby and Tom Tubman
Youth Foil: 1st Place – Seth Hayden
2nd Place – Mileah Wilkerson
3rd Place (tie) – Jordan Sabo and Lindsey Sabo
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the 49th Annual Green Gator tournament on February 7 & 8, 2015, in Gainesville, Florida. Congratulations to the following fencers:
Open Foil: Will Cook – 1st Place
Jeremy Moore – 8th Place
D & Under Saber: Tim Crosby – 3rd Place
Open Saber: Paul Linnik – 3rd Place
The current medal count stands at 48.
A new Fencing 1 Class started on Tuesday, January 27,2015. It’s not too late to start now and catch up with the basics. The class is for adults who want to learn to fence. No previous experience necessary!! The class meets at the Jacksonville Fencing Club from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, every Tuesday. If you are interested, please call Coach Raul Toro at 579-6858, or email him at email@example.com.
Fencing 1 gift certificates are available and are valid for 1 year after purchase. Contact Coach Toro if you are interested. They make great gifts.
Youth can start fencing classes at any time. Just contact Coach Toro for more information.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the Adrenalin Tournament #3 on Feb 1, 2015, in Miami, FL. Congratulations to the following fencers:
1st Place – Justin Swicegood (earned his B2015)
3rd Place – Brian Swicegood
Current medal count stands at 44.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the University of Georgia Open on January 24-25, 2015, in Athens, GA. Congratulations to the following fencer:
C & Under Mixed Foil:
2nd Place – Lance Tan
Current medal count stands at 42
The Jacksonville Fencing Club hosted the Duel Til You Drop in Jacksonville, Florida on January 10, 2015. The tournament was a great success and we appreciate all those who helped. Our thanks go to all the fencers that competed. Check out this video about the tournament:
Congratulations to the following JFC fencers:
Y14 Mixed Foil: 2nd Place – Lance Tan
Div 3 Foil: 1st Place – Tim Crosby (earned his C2015)
2nd Place – Jeremy Moore (renewed his D2015)
3rd Place – Tom Tubman (earned his D2015)
Open Saber: 1st Place – Pavel (Paul) Linnik
2nd Place – Tim Crosby
Open Epee: 1st Place – Trey Neil (renewed his A2015)
Open Foil: 1st Place – Will Cook (renewed his A2015)
3rd Place – Trey Neil
Current medal count stands at 41.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the 14th Annual December Duel and JO Qualifiers in Newberry, FL on December 20 & 21, 2015. Congratulations to the following fencers:
Y12 Mixed Foil: 3rd Place – Jordan Sabo and Lindsey Sabo
Junior Men’s Foil: 1st Place – Brian Swicegood
2nd Place – Trey Neil
3rd Place – Lance Tan and Justin Swicegood
Div 3 Foil: 1st Place – Jeremy Moore
Open Foil: 1st Place – Justin Swicegood
3rd Place – Jeremy Moore
The following fencers qualified for the Junior Olympics:
Trey Neil, Brian Swicegood, Justin Swicegood, and Lance Tan
Current medal count stands at 32.
The Duel Til You Drop Tournament sponsored by the Jacksonville Fencing Club is coming in January! The tournament will be held on January 10, 2015, at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. All fencers are invited to register on AskFred.net. Registration closes at midnight on January 8, 2015.
All non-fencers are invited to come and enjoy watching the action on the strips. The tournament starts at 8:00am and ends around 9:00pm, thus the name “Duel Til You Drop”!!
Contact Coach Toro at (904) 579-6858 if you have any questions or would like more information.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the November Knights held in Newberry, FL, on November 8 & 9, 2014. Congratulations to the following fencer:
D & Under Foil: Jeremy Moore – 1st Place
Open Mixed Foil: Jeremy Moore – 2nd Place
The current medal count stands at 23.