The Fencers Club Newsletter - June 2016
Hello Fencing Families!
So many of you have been asking about club news, we’ve decided the time has come to launch a monthly newsletter. We promise to keep things short and, no pun intended (OK, maybe it is), to the point!
So let’s kick things off!
TFC is moving in September!
As some of you may have heard, in September we are moving to a space at the corner of Route 7 and Carlin Springs Road. It is just about three miles East down Route 7 from our current location. It is in the same complex as Ballet Nova, Golds Gym and REI. Tons of parking.
It is a great space and will allow us to set up permanent strips, hold tournaments and really build the club. We are all very excited – this will be a great move!
TFC supports our veterans
You may have seen our recent email about our participation in the Boots Campaign. TFC is very excited to be working with this great charity!
In case you missed it, the Boots Campaign raises money for veterans and their families. We will help by raising awareness with two fundraisers between now and October.
The first will be our Pushups for Pennies fundraiser!
Heard of Jump-rope for Hearts or Race for the Cure? Same idea here, except our fencers will be doing pushups in class for pennies (or more if their sponsors choose).
Since our fencers already do lots of pushups in class, this will be super fun and easy!
Sponsorship sheets will be coming home soon. Please help your fencer think of people who might like to sponsor their efforts: grandparents, friends and neighbors (please accompany your fencer if they visit unknown neighbors).
The fundraiser will run through October 15, 2016. We will keep track of the pushups in class. Yes, it’s just that easy!
Our second fundraiser will be a community event in October in our new space. It will be a pushup challenge with other fencing clubs and any other athletic group or class that wants to join in. If your yoga, Pilates, Barre, Jazzercise, gym – anyone at all – wants to join the day, let Coach Greg know and we will make it happen.
Thank you for joining TFC in support of this great charity!
Congrats to foilists Mark and Raynie, tying for third place in the Cadet event this weekend at the Martenelli Challenge at the Fencing Sports Academy. Way to go, guys!
Our Summer Schedule
We still have spaces open in our Intro/Beginner camp:
Location: The Falls Church Episcopal Nicolson Hall
Date and time: August 1-5, half-day 12 p.m. through 4 p.m.
Cost: $180 for the week
Spaces available: 4
Email Coach Greg at Kaidanov@comcast.net asap if you or someone you know is interested!
Class and Open Fencing Summer Schedule
June classes continue on our current schedule.
Starting in July, we will be running the summer camps during the day and our evening schedule will be as follows:
Mondays -6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – all classes, weapons
Wednesdays - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – all classes, all weapons
Saturdays- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – all classes, all weapons
Please note that TFC will be closed the week of August 29th to
June 11 - DCFC y10 & Y12, Mixed Sabre
June 12 - Fences with Wolves 2016, epee
June 25 - Martinelli Challenge, foil
June 26 - CFC Youth Foil
TFC Offers and Activities
Promos –Don’t forget: if your fencer brings a student to one of our free introductory lessons and he/she signs up, your fencer gets a free individual lesson.
Free Intro Class – Know someone who wants to try fencing but isn’t sure they want to commit? Please let them know that the first class is always free and all equipment will be provided.
Did you know? We do birthdays and other events! – A fencing party - how unique is that? Email Coach Greg at Kaidanov@comcast.net to discuss.
That’s it, folks. Thanks for reading and see you on the strip!
From all of us at TFC!
The Fencers' Club, LLC
166 E. Broad St., Falls Church, VA
703 999 8077
Head Coach at Nova Fencing Club.
Head Coach Greg Kaidanov
Serving all of Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington & DC