Coach

Coach Hector Florencia has been involved in the sport of fencing for 15 years as a highly trained international competitor; and was ranked 7th globally in his category in 2014 thanks to Coach Waldek Czaja. He has competed in seven World Championships, over 20 World Cups and Grand Prixes, and has been the Senior National Champion and Junior Olympic Champion in Mexico several times. Coach Hector graduated The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Industry, and attended university with an athletic scholarship. He has competed in the highest levels of NCAA Fencing representing the Ohio State University and has placed nationally in the US. 

Coach Hector was trained by Waldek Czaja, member of the Polish Junior and Senior National Team, medalist in numerous world cup events, National Coach for the US Fencing Team and awarded with the degree of Moniteur L’Armes by the United States Fencing Association. 

Coach Hector was also trained by Vladimir Nazlymov, six time Olympic medalist, ten time world champion, national team coach for the Soviet Union and head coach for The Ohio State University. Coach Nazlymov was considered the best fencer of all time by the International Fencing Federation (FIE). 

Programs / Schedule

Youth Beginner Class (aged 12 & under): 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri

Our Beginner class is for new students aged 12 and under with no previous competitive fencing experience. Students will learn the basic rules and procedures of fencing in a fun and safe environment. There is no timetable for advancement; all students receive a tailor-made professional coaching experience to fit their individual needs.

Adult Beginner Class (aged 13 & up): 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri

Our Adult Beginner class is for new students aged 13 and up with no previous competitive fencing experience. Students will learn the basic rules and procedures of fencing in a fun and safe environment. There is no timetable for advancement; all students receive a tailor-made professional coaching experience to fit their individual needs.


Intermediate: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri,
The Intermediate program is for youth students who are ready for more advanced training and adult beginners who have no previous fencing experience. This program begins to emphasize greater technical acquisition, and prepares students to understand the nature of the strategic game. Increased focus on competition (*tournaments are not required for students who have advanced to this level.)

The Advanced program is for students who are ready for more advanced training, with a focus on competition. Class may be entered only according to coach discretion.

Home School Program 10 a.m. -12 p.m Thurs , 12:00-2:00 p.m. Mon,Wed,Fri , 2:00-4:00 p.m Mon,Wed,Fri

Our Home School program is designed to meet the needs of all school aged students who are entered into a Home school / private school educational program, and would like a day-time option. This class has less focus on competition, and more focus on fencing basics, procedures and is a fun alternative option to our more competition-oriented afternoon classes. This class can also be taken in conjunction with one of our other programs.

Homeschool Athletics Program Available!


Homeschool Programs

Home School Morning Program  (aged 8-18): 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays

Home School Youth (12 and under) 12:00-2:00 P.M. Mon, Wed, Fri

Home School Teen (13 -18) 2:00-4:00 P.M Mon, Wed, Fri

Our Home School program is designed to meet the needs of all school aged students who are entered into a Home school / private school educational program, and would like a day-time option. This class has less focus on competition, and more focus on fencing basics, procedures and is a fun alternative option to our more competition-oriented afternoon classes. This class can also be taken in conjunction with one of our other programs.

We provide all necessary equipment.

Location:

The Landing Point
1505 Airport Road
Rockwall, TX   75087

To Register:

Please visit our Get Started page for more information.

You may also contact Coach Hector at (214) 415-5007 or send an email to info@texasinternationalfencing.com

PLEASE NOTE: This class is geared for beginner/recreational fencers. It is recommended that students who want to participate in competitions join in the more advanced afternoon programs.

Regular club membership is NOT required to participate in the Homeschool Athletics Program.

Please Contact Us for more details.