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.
A new Fencing 1 Class will be starting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. The class is for adults who want to learn to fence. No
previous experience necessary!! The class will meet 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.
The Fencing 2 class held its “End of Class” Tournament on August 12.2014. They are now able to become regular members of the JFC.
Congratulations to the following fencers:
Elena Duduk – 1st place
Bryanna Davis – 2nd place
Dede Singleton – 3rd place
Marie McCauley – 4th place
Thanks to Jared Bailey, the instructor for the Southside location, for his assistance with the class and the tournament.
In Y12 Men’s Epee, Lance Tan took 3rd place out of 112, earning his D2014 and making him a three time National medals winner. That is also the 3rd medal for Jacksonville Fencing Club at Summer Nationals.
Y12 Men’s Epee
Lance Tan with his 2014 Y12 Men’s Epee Bronze Medal. Congratulations!!
Congratulations to the JFC fencers who competed in Sunshine State Games held in Lakeland on June 21 & 22.
2nd place – Will Cook
3rd place – Brian Swicegood & Trey Neil
Y14 Men’s Foil
3rd place – Lance Tan & Brian Swicegood
Y12 Men’s Foil
1st place – Lance Tan
Y14 Men’s Epee
1st place – Lance Tan
1st place – Trey Neil (No Picture)
3rd place – Will Cook
Congratulations to our JFC fencers earning medals at the 2014 Nationals in Ohio. Here are the results from Division 1A Foil
3rd Place – Brian Swicegood
7th place – Trey Neil (two-time Nationals medal winner)
12th place – Will Cook
Results from May Youth Duel in Longwood, Florida on May 17 U19 Mixed Foil: 1st – Annemarie Walsh U10 Mixed Foil: 1st – Parker Jenkins U12 Mixed Foil: 1st – Raymond Tong; 3rd – Parker Jenkins
U12 Mixed Foil
U10 Mixed Foil
U19 Mixed Foil
Results from the Memorial Duel in Newberry, Florida on May 24 & 25.
Senior Mixed Epee
2nd place – Justin Swicegood
Senior Mixed Foil
1st – Will Cook
3rd – Brian Swicegood
Congratulations Jeremy Moore for winning first place in the U19 Open Foil at the Stocatta Youth Challenge on April 26, 2014 in Longwood, Florida.
JFC fencers Trey Neil and Lance Tan competed in the Challenge des Nations Tournament in Quebec, Montreal, Canada on April 26 and 27, 2014
Fencers from 13 nations were represented. Congratulations to Trey and Lance:
1st Place - U17 Epee: Trey Neil
2nd Place – U17 Foil: Trey Neil
3rd Place – U19 Foil: Trey Neil
2nd Place – U13 Epee: Lance Tan
3rd Place – U13 Foil: Lance Tan
Lance Tan and Trey Neil pose with their medals from a competition in Canada.
Brian Swicegood, Justin Swicegood and Will Cook participated in a demo at Jacksonville Beach Elementary School’s Family Fitness Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Pictured: Justin Swicegood directing Will Cook and Brian Swicegood.