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Fencing: The Art of Swordplay

2024-07-23 19:00:00 2024-07-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Fencing: The Art of Swordplay Sharon Forks Library -

Tuesday, July 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-23 19:00:00 2024-07-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Fencing: The Art of Swordplay Sharon Forks Library -

Fencing is a sport that builds strength, mental and physical agility, self-confidence, and discipline. Kathy Vail from the Dunwoody Fencing Club will discuss the history and sport of fencing, its weapons, and other gear. This will be followed by a hands-on demonstration that will allow participants to learn basic footwork and blade work. 

This program is targeted to adults, but teens are also welcome.

About Kathy Vail

Kathy Vail, Head Coach and owner of Dunwoody Fencing Club, is a professional epee coach, certified by the United States Fencing Coaches Association and USA Fencing. Coach Vail completed her training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Coach Vail is the co-founder and current Chairman of the Georgia High School Fencing League, and she served as the United States Fencing Coaches Association's vice-president for the Southeast. Coach Vail is a past Chairman of the Georgia Division of USA Fencing, and she has served as USA Fencing's Regional Coordinator for the Southeastern US. She is past Chairman of the USA Fencing Scholastic/Collegiate Task Force and member of USA Fencing's Club Member Services Committee. Fencers trained by Coach Vail have won national championships and earned medals in local, regional, national, and international competition. She has also trained fencers who have earned college scholarships and who compete in NCAA Division I programs.


TAGS: | Games | Education |

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