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 newly electric Jacksonville Fencing Club fencers competed in the “JFC’s Newly Electric Duel” held on May 18, 2013 at the Jacksonville Fencing Club. Congratulations to all the fencers who competed in their first electric tournament. Special congratulations to the following fencers:
Mileah Wilkerson – 1st Place
Raymond Tong – 2nd Place
Annemarie Walsh – 3rd Place
Sheldon White – 3rd Place
Current medal count stands at 76
Paul Bremer, one of the founding members of the Jacksonville Fencing Club was awarded the Founder’s Award at the Annual Meeting on May 10, 2013. The award is given periodically to someone who has exhibited extraordinary hard work and dedication to the JFC. Paul continues to support the Club and help teach the fencers.
The Founder’s Award was created in memory of Arthur Hopkins, of London, England and Nicola Buana, of Naples, Italy. “Champion fencers, they brought their skills and love of their sport to Jacksonville, training a new generation of fencers and founding the Jacksonville Fencing Club”. In their memory the award was presented to Paul Bremer for his hard work and dedication.
We offer Paul our congratulations and gratitude.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club’s Fencing 1 Class competed in their “End of Class” Tournament on May 7, 2013. Congratulations to all the class members who finished their first class and will be starting the Fencing 2 Class next week. Special congratulations to the following fencers:
1st Place : Nikki Paulk
2nd Place: Matt Bargas
3rd Place: Manasa Ganoothula
Current medal count stands at 72
Channel 4 declares the Jacksonville Fencing Club the “Team of the Week”. The story aired on Wednesday, April 24th. The story is on the Channel 4 web site and can be accessed using the link below. The segment runs after all the ads so be patient. Be sure to watch!!
Some of the JFC Youth who participated in
the Channel 4 story. Thanks to Benny Tong,
Jeremy Moore, and Coach Toro for being
interviewed for the news story.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the Campeonato Internacional Infantil and Cadet Tournament on April 22 & 23, 2013, in Cancun, Mexico. Congratulations to the following fencer:
Silver – Lance Tan
Bronze – Lance Tan
Lance with Coach Tom
The medal count currently stands at 69
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the Wang Memorial on April 20 & 21, 2013, in Irvine, Texas. Congratulations to the following fencer:
Div 1A Foil
5th Place – Brian Swicegood (Qualified for Div 1A, Summer Nationals)
Div 2 Foil
7th Place – Brain Swicegood
Current medal count stands at 67
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the April Fool’s Duel on April 6 & 7, 2013, in Newberry, Florida. Congratulations to the following fencers:
1st Place – Trey Neil
2nd Place – Will Cook
3rd Place – Brian Swicegood (Justin Swicegood standing in for Brian in the picture)
1st Place -Trey Neil
2nd Place – Jeremy Moore
Current medal count stands at 65
The Jacksonville Fencing Club held a fencing demonstration at the Jacksonville Beaches Elementary School on March 16, 2013. Thank you to the following fencers for their participation:
Trey Neil, Victoria Ge, Parker Jenkins, Raymond Tong, and Benny Tong.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the 4th Annual Yellow Jacket Open at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA on March 9-10,2013. Congratulations to the following fencers:
2nd Place – Will Cook
5th Place – Trey Neil
8th Place – Bryan Swicegood
3rd Place – Trey Neil
The current medal count stands at 60
A new Adult Fencing 1 Class will be starting March 19, 2013 for those who would like the learn the sport of fencing. For more information, complete the contact section on this web site, or call Coach Toro at 904-579-6858.
Youth who would like to learn fencing can start classes anytime. Coach Toro will be happy to answer your questions and make arrangements for you and your child to observe and/or participate in a class to see what its all about.