Maestro Mark Holbrow

HEAD FENCING MASTER

Maestro Holbrow is the Head Fencing Master and founder of Bucks County Academy of Fencing. Maestro Holbrow holds his fencing master's certification from the United States Fencing Coaches Association and the Academie D'armes Internationale. He studied under Stan Sieja, Head Fencing Master for Princeton University, for

seven years from 1974 to1980, and acted as his apprentice and assistant coach for Princeton from 1978 to 1980. Over the last 20 years, he has produced a number of cadet (under 17), junior (under 20), and senior national finalists in all three weapons.

In 1986 Maestro Holbrow was a member of the US team that competed in the World Fencing Masters Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. He was the only member of the five man team to qualify and compete in all three weapons at the championship. Although he considers epee to be his favorite competition weapon, he was on the three-man team who took the bronze medal for the US in sabre. In May of 2001, Maestro Holbrow was invited to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to take part in the US Fencing Association's new "Black Star" elite coaches training program. Coaches having students in the top 32 of the US national point standings were invited to participate in this program. Maestro Holbrow was one of 12 coaches from across the United States who took part in this program.

 

HEAD FENCING MASTER

Maestro Holbrow is the Head Fencing Master and founder of Bucks County Academy of Fencing. Maestro Holbrow holds his fencing master's certification from the United States Fencing Coaches Association and the Academie D'armes Internationale. He studied under Stan Sieja, Head Fencing Master for Princeton University, for

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CO-OWNER & OPERATIONS MANAGER

Lisa Martini started as a beginner at BCAF in 1996 and enjoyed fencing for 4 years. She is now Co-owner and Operations Manager of BCAF. Ms. Martini is here to answer questions, help with equipment ordering, keep track of class payments and schedules, etc. Please feel free to contact her with any questions, comments or

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FENCING MASTER

Maestro Flint is a Fencing Master certified by the US Fencing Coaches Association and the Academie d' Armes Internationale. He studied with Stan Sieja, Fencing Master and former head coach at Princeton University, Lajos Csiszar Fencing Master of Salle Csiszar and former head fencing coach at University of Pennsylvania,

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MONITEUR (INSTRUCTOR)

Dirk Goldgar is certified by the USFCA and rated AAI in foil, epee and sabre. He is an independent computer consultant who resides in Pennington and has been an instructor with BCAF for over 14 years. He has over 18 years of extensive competition experience in foil and epee. He has dominated foil competitions at BCAF and

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MONITEUR d'ARMES (INSTRUCTOR)

Jim Ferrone is certified by the USFCA in foil and epee. He started fencing for North Hunterdon High School in 1987 and began instruction under Maestro Holbrow in

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INSTRUCTOR

Jon Kurpaska began fencing foil at the BCAF in 2002. He took up fencing for a graduation project while in high school and has been fencing ever since. Jon was

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CERTIFICATIONS:

BCAF is a registered club of the United States Fencing Association, and is recognized by the United States Fencing Coaches Association as a Guild Academy for the size and quality of the facility and for the accreditation of its staff. BCAF boasts two Fencing Masters, one Prevot (apprentice Master) and six Moniteurs (instructors) on its staff, all certified by the USFCA. USFCA accreditation is also recognized by the Academie D'armes Internationale.

 

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