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 Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the Newly Electric Thanksgving Duel on Nov 16, at the Jax Fencing Club in Riverside. Congratulations to the following fencers:
Open Foil: 1st Place – Malik Stevenson
2nd Place – Benny Tong
3rd Place – Raymond Tong
4th Place – Annemarie Walsh
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the Rocky Mountain Super Youth Circuit on November 15 & 16 in Denver, CO. Congratulations to the following fencer:
Y12 Epee: 2nd Place – Lance Tan
y14 Epee: 6th Place – Lance Tan (earned his E)
The current medal count stands at 20.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the Crescent City Open ROC on October 26 & 27, in New Orleans, LA. Congratulations to the following fencers:
Div 1 A Foil:
1st Place – Trey Neil
2nd Place – Brian Swicegood
Div 2 Foil:
2nd Place – Justin Swicegood
Div 1 A Epee:
2nd Place – Trey Neil
3rd Place – Will Cook
The medal count now stands at 18.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to fence, now is the time!
The Jacksonville Fencing Club is starting a new Fencing One class on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Riverside Club location. The class is open to any adult who wants to learn to fence. The class will run from 7:00-8:00 pm every week for 8 weeks.
For more information, please call Coach Toro at 904-579-6858. You’ll be glad you did.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club held a brief demo at the Ritz Carlton for the Board of Realtors on Amelia Island. Thanks to Will Cook and Noah Bogosh for the excellent fencing. Thanks also to Robin Bogosh for the video and Mark Cook for posting it on You Tube. And as always, thanks to Coach Toro for the choreography and for the great instruction that taught them the sport of fencing.
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the Fencer’s Academy SYC at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Missouri on 9-28-13 and 9-29-13. Congratulations to the following fencer:
Lance Tan – 1st place
Lance Tan – 5th place
Medal count stands at 13
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the Virginia 2013 “Kick-Off Open” in Fredricksburg, VA, on 9-28-13 and 9-29-13. Congratulations to the following fencers:
Senior Men’s Div 1 ROC Foil:
Will Cook - 3rd place
Brian Swicegood – 6th place
The medal count stands at 11
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the “Back to School Duel” in Gainesville on Sept 14-15. Congratulations to the following fencers:
1st Place – Lance Tan
1st Place – Lance Tan
3rd Place – Jeremy Moore
1st Place – Will Cook
2nd Place – Trey Neil
3rd Place – Brian Swicegood
Medal count surrently stands at 9
The Jacksonville Fencing Club started it’s first Fencing 1 class in the Baymeadows area at the Arnett Kung Fu Sports Academy at the corner of Old Kings Rd and Phillips Highway in the Winn-Dixie shopping center, between Subway and Winn-Dixie. The classes are held every Friday night from 5:30-6:30pm (youth) and 6:30-7:30pm (adults).
The first class was a great success – and there is room for more students! If you, or anyone you know, has always wanted to learn how to fence, it’s not too late to get started. You can call Coach Raul Toro (904-579-6858) or Sifu Tony Arnett (904-910-7264) for more information. You are also welcome to stop by and observe the class at 8769 Old Kings Rd.
Want to learn fencing and you are closer to the Jacksonville Fencing Club in Riverside? Give Coach Toro a call for information on the ongoing classes at 3955 Riverside Ave.
Coach Raul Toro and Sifu Tony Arnett
The Jacksonville Fencing Club competed in the Texas SYC in Irving, Texas on August 31, 2013. Congratulations to the following fencer:
Y12 Epee: Second place – Lance Tan
The current medal count stands at 3.