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Check out Wyatt at The Buzz Magazines

Wyatt, a member of our Bellaire Rec Center Thursday  youth class, has a profile up at The Buzz Magazine. Go check it out.

Wyatt continues to work hard and is having a great time with the sport. Come in and join him for a class and see what the Buzz is about!

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Bellaire Fencing Camp, June 8-12

Houston Sword Sports invites you to learn to fence at this camp at the Bellaire Rec Center, June 8-12. The camp meets daily from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and teaches fundamental fencing skills through games and other activities. Students will learn the history of the sport, how to move, attack and defend, and have a chance to fence other beginners and test their skills.

Fencing fosters creativity, self-discipline, physical and mental quickness, and good sportsmanship.

Details:

Ages: 8-15

Dates: June 8-12

Times: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Rates: $195

Bring: Water, lunch, long pants and close-toed, athletic shoes.

Download the June Camp Flyer

Register for the camp: Click here

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Announcing Camp Cutlass!

Houston Sword Sports and the Galveston Fencing Club are teaming up to present Camp Cutlass 2015!

Join Houston Sword Sports and Galveston Fencing Club in sunny Galveston, home of the nefarious pirate Jean Laffite. Develop your core skills and refine your tactics. Spend your day with conditioning, footwork, tactical drills and games, and fencing. Beginning, intermediate and advanced fencers will receive customized instruction designed for their level. After camp, bring your parents for group excursions to the beach, the Strand, and other famous Galveston attractions.

This is going to be a fun camp to work on fundamental techniques and tactics, while helping fencers develop a sense of play and creativity that will allow them to grow as fencers. The sense of play gives fencers confidence going into new situations and helps them learn to apply their skills in new and exciting ways.

We invite all fencers 8-17 to join us for this camp.

Venue

O’Connell High School
1320 Tremont St.
Galveston, TX 77550

When

Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19
Camp is daily from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Camp Fees

$195
$75 non-refundable deposit is due at registration with the balance due at the start of the camp.

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A word from the other guy…

Hi all, I’m Dan Gorman, one of the founders of Houston Sword Sports.

Like Coach Liz, I started fencing in college. For me, it was Purdue University in the fall of 1990. I quickly fell in love with the sport and was traveling with the club to local tournaments and collegiate meets. We fenced NCAA powers like Notre Dame and Ohio State University as well as clubs like Indiana University and University of Michigan. I found many life-long friends in the Purdue Fencing Club as well as my wife. When she graduated, I followed her to Texas A&M in 1995, where she attended graduate school.

At A&M, I started coaching the Ags and taking lessons in Houston at Salle Mauro Fencing Academy, where I had the opportunity to work with and learn from world champion fencers and coaches for nearly 20 years.

While the work was rewarding, I felt that Houston was missing a club that was focused not on elite fencers,  but on people who like me want an opportunity to find an amazing sport they can enjoy for the rest of their life. Enter Houston Sword Sports. I spoke with Liz and other like-minded individuals, and we’ve put together a plan we think will bring a lot of joy to a lot of people.

Hope you join us for the ride.

Doing a demo at the West U Rec Center on Bellaire.

Doing a demo at the West U Rec Center on Bellaire.

Yeah, we did a tournament at a local distillery. Bottles of rum for prizes. This is a good sport.

Yeah, we did a tournament at a local distillery. Bottles of rum for prizes. This is a good sport.