Theo Funk, Presidio Alum Keric Moore, and Li Meinhold
at the 2014 SoCal Musketeer Regional Youth Circuit. Li and
Theo finished 7th and 8th respectively in the Youth 12 Mens Foil.
Sean Strong at the 2014 Summer National Championships,
where he finished in 7th place.

Salle Updates: News and Information

12/20/14: Happy Holidays

There will be class this Tuesday, Dec. 23, and also next Tuesday, Dec. 30, but the format will only be sparring from 6-8 pm. No fencing on Christmas Day, and no fencing on New Years Day. I will resume drill classes on January 6th.

11/30/14: Lucas Nichols Joins the E-Club

Congratulations to Lucas Nichols for earning his E-2014 in Foil by finishing 7th at the Toys for Tots Tournament yesterday. Rich Kaplan, Carter Block, and Theo Brown also deserve acknowledgement for their participation. This was probably Carter and Theo's highest-rated tournament to date, and Rich was a mere two points away from also earning his E-rating.

Matt Kuiken also fenced at the tournament. He skipped the foil in favor of both the epee and the saber events. He managed to walk away with the silver medal in the epee.

There are still tournaments scheduled for 2014. Check FRED for more information. We are looking into hosting a youth foil clinic in Los Olivos on Jan 17. More information will follow soon.

11/23/14: No Classes this Week

The Goleta Valley Community Center is booked on Tuesday, and has been booked for months. As a result, there is no practice this week. We will re-convene on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Enjoy the Holiday.

And remember the Toys for Tots Tournament in Newbury Park on Saturday. Find pre-registration on AskFRED.

Happy Thanksgiving.

11/17/14: Bladerunner Results

Sean Strong finished 8th out of 98 at the Bladerunner Regional Open Circuit in San Diego last weekend.

Congratulations, Sean!

11/8/14: Congratulations to our Contenders!

Presidio Fencers had a strong showing at today's Central Coast Youth Circuit in Los Olivos.  Here are the medalists:

Youth 10 Foil
Gold: Boris Peljhan, Presidio SB
Silver: Hank Molina, Presidio North, Los Olivos

Youth 12 Foil
Gold: Kincade Avery, Presidio SB
Silver: Kaleb Jordan, Points West Ventura
Bronze: Wyatt Spencer, Presidio SB

Youth 14 Foil
Gold: Theo Funk, Presidio SB
Silver: Li Meinhold, Presidio SB
Bronze: Zach Seaman, Presidio North, Los Olivos

Senior E-and-Under Foil
Gold: Jade Eng, Salle LaVerne, Torrance
Silver: Matt Kuiken, Presidio SB
Bronze: Russel McCullough, Cal Poly SLO
Bronze: Michael Fernicola, Cal Poly SLO

The next Youth Circuit Event will be a clinic in January.  More details to follow. 

The next local Senior tournament will be the Toys For Tots Charity Event in Newbury Park.  Preregister here:

10/22/14: Equipment Needs

Last night, I had everyone in attendance get suited up for sparring on the electric machines. Doing this gave me an opportunity to see who has what and who needs what.

Now, to review, everyone at the club should have:

1) Mask (foil fencers should have a conductive bib)
2) Jacket
3) glove
4) underarm protector
5) chest plate (for women of all ages and for boys under 14)
6) body cord
7) conductive jacket (aka foil lame)
8) practice weapon
9) competition weapon
10) mask cord

Some other items include an equipment bag and fencing pants (aka knickers).

I would like to place a group order with the fencing post. What does everyone need? Please shoot me an email if you would like to be included in this order.

10/7/14: Youth and Cadet Foil Clinic in SLO

The San Luis Highlanders will hold a youth and cadet foil clinic on October 18, 2014. The clinic is appropriate for all levels of fencers, ages 10-18. Most likely the Cal Poly Fencing Team will be helping out, so there will be plenty of attention available to participants. Also, Eric, the Highlanders Coach, asked a Presidio Coach to lead a short segment. This clinic will be a great opportunity for Presidio fencers to get some immersive experience in a low-pressure setting. I encourage everyone to attend.

Download the flier for the clinic here .

Note that lunch will be provided, and that participants must bring the permission slip.



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