Woodstock Elementary School, Route 375, Woodstock, N.Y., 12498

Ron (845) 679-6112

Fencing is a Swordit Affair

A Steel Blade is the shortest distance to a man's heart

The Woodstock Fencing Club is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization.
Its purpose is, "To give anyone interested, the opportunity to learn, and practice, the Art of Fencing".
Fencers meet Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the Cafetorium of the Woodstock Elementary School,
WHEN the School is in session.
Instruction is given at all levels, in all three weapons- Foil, Sabre, Épée- from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
Fencing Practice, and Bouting, are from 6:30 to 9:30. We Fence Dry and Electric.

For Information, Please Call-
Ron (845-679-6112); or Elene (845-657-8021 or David (845-657-8083).

Here is a brief, and probably inaccurate, History of the W. F. C.:
Beginning in 1978, Fencers in Woodstock met and received lessons from David Rogers at the Town Hall.
Meetings were infrequent because the Hall often was not available.
We had to relinquish it to the Girl Scouts, or to the Theatre Group, or to anyone else who wanted it.
By 1981 the W.F.C. had practically disintegrated.
So, Philip Sullivan placed an ad in the Woodstock Times to attract other Fencers and revive area Fencing.
Sixteen people responded. A meeting was conducted at Elene & Umberto's Home in Zena.
Some people wanted Club Meetings on one day, others wanted a different day. Settling the matter,
Mr. Haberski, Principal of the Woodstock Elementary School and Director of Woodstock Recreation,
offered the Woodstock School Cafetorium for us to use on
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 to 9:30
W.F.C. has Fenced in the Cafetorium since that time.

The W.F.C. helps spread knowledge of Fencing in the area.
We occasionally give demonstrations at several locations.
We have supported and assisted in the starting of various fencing groups, such as:
Kingston HS, Newburg Free Academy HS, New Paltz College, The Academy at New Palz, and others.

With support from Betty Santelli and Olympian Albert Axelrod, we ran 3 Summer Camps at SUNY New Paltz,
bringing in such coaches as Jerzy Grimski, Wess Glon, Aladar Koegler, and others.
This camp benefitted Fencers in our area, and attracted Fencers from as far away as Hawaii and Michigan.
The WFC offered scholarships to a few dedicated students who needed help with Camp Tuition.
To enlarge our group, we open our doors freely to fencers who are members of College clubs or teams.

ALL Fencers who intend to Fence at W.F.C. MUST HAVE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP in the USFA.



Woodstock Elementary School Rt. 375 Woodstock N Y 12498

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