Staten Island Fencing Club News and Updates​

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Club News, and Updates


October 2, 2022

Hello my fellow fencers and parents of the SIFC.

We would like to share a couple of new changes at the fencing center this month.  First we want to welcome David Godovich to our staff.  David will be our new Assistant Coach helping Coach Danny with our 10:00 am Musketeer class on Saturday mornings.  Also David will now be the club Armorer and will be able to repair most of the problems with damaged weapons and body cords.


Next we have invited to join our staff Michael Dote as a private lesson Coach for some of our newer students who wish to do mostly private lessons in Foil.  Michael has been a fencing coach at the Brooklyn Fencing Club from 2004 to 2008 and coached at the New Amsterdam Fencing Academy from 2016 to 2019.  Many of Michael's students have gone on to great success on the local, regional and national levels.


Last is many of you have noted this past week the addition of two new runner mats on the floor of the Scout Hall during our fencing sessions.  The owners of the hall have asked us not to leave the tape on the floor that we have used in the past as the other tenets who use the hall would not want to have  tape on the floor and also when the tape is removed when the floor is cleaned and waxed the tape has caused damage to the tiles.  So Coach Danny and myself have found a solution by making the purchase of two mats that are 4 feet wide and 50 feet in length.  These mats are made of an anti fatigue material that will e more comfortable on the fencers feet and knees.  It also allows us to roll them up and store them away during the week when the Scouts and the other tenets are using the space.