Fencing Now in Brooklyn!
Aviator Sports and Events Center has partnered with New Amsterdam Fencing Academy to provide a comprehensive training program in the sport of fencing. From recreational fencers to national competitors, from 1st graders to teens on their high-school team and beyond, the focus at Aviator is on learning, growth, fitness, confidence and mastery.
Group classes form the core of our program. Here, students become familiar with the fundamental movements and prerequisites of competitive fencing. The emphasis is on coordination, fitness, and basic fencing skills – a strong foundation upon which to build.
The sport of fencing is a uniquely classic sport. It has a history, drama, romance, style, and art, plus all of the advantages of an active and physically demanding sport. Mentally, it is mind consuming, not allowing a moment’s break.
There are many benefits to participating in fencing. It develops discipline, balance, coordination, and sportsmanship. Fencing helps children develop quicker reflexes and the ability to make lightning fast analyses of tactical situations.
Through fencing, children learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline. They learn to compete independently as well as for a team. They learn to enjoy winning and profit from defeats, while becoming physically fit and healthy. Most importantly, they learn to make complex decisions, analyze problems, and think fast. These ideals help children reach their potential in many areas other than fencing.
The benefits of fencing extend to the college recruitment process. College coaches are now recruiting fencers with years of competitive experience in the local, national, and international realms. Many of the colleges that recruit experienced fencers are among the nation’s elite: Harvard University, Princeton University, and University of Pennsylvania are some of the many universities that look for top scholar-athletes to join their fencing programs.