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EC Sports offers an excellent Fencing Program with top of the line Coaching. The students are taught all fundamentals of fencing
and advanced techniques as well participating in a vigorus physical fitness training program.
The Head Coach is Eugene Maksymov
Eugene Maksymov is an internationally distinguished fencer, coach, and referee from Ukraine, who is
passionate about spreading his love for fencing. His personal achievements include the presitge of being selected
as a member of the Ukranian National Team, achieving the highest possible ranking status in the United
States, and obtaining licensure with the International Fencing Federation to referee.
As the former Turkish National Coach, Eugene has been invited to compete, teach, and referee around the world.
Eugene Maksymov now offers his elite talent and expertise to Atlanta, Georgia.
You can contact Eugene at 770-733-5298 or e-mail at :Contact Eugene
Beginner Group Practice Time
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday
10:30 AM to 12:30 Saturday
Monthly Fee $145
Advanced Group Practice Time
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Mon., Wed.,and Friday
10:30 to 12:30 Saturday
Monthiy Fee $175
Fencing is the Olympic Sport and modern-day form of swordsmanship. While it may seem like a single dimension sport, fencing is actually
comprised of 3 different weapons: foil, epee, and saber. Points are awarded to the fencers who are able to outmaneuver, attack, and ultimately
touch their opponents.
Often referred to as "physical Chess", fencing requires not only athletic finesse, but also intellectual acumen. To achieve success in
you must be able to master strategy, focus, and forethought. It truly is both a sport for the body and mind. Because fencing has such a
large intellectual component, Asians have consistently excelled at the sport. In the 2012 Olympics, Asian countries won medals in 8 of the 10
fencing events, including China winnning the Gold medal in Men's foil fencing.
There are many benefits to being a fencer. Not only can it sharpen one's mind, it can also provide a unique competitive edge to a
student's college application. All Ivy League colleges actively recruit fencers. As stated on the Columbia University web site, "The college
applicant, who is also a fencer, becomes an athletic "recruit". A recruit certainly has many advantages over the non-fencer.....
Being a fencer is a distinct advantage for the college applicant."