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.
11/17/14: Bladerunner Results
Sean Strong finished 8th out of 98 at the Bladerunner Regional Open
Circuit in San Diego last weekend.
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)
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
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