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THRUST FENCING ACADEMY
"Fencing for the People" in Beautiful Nyack, New York
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Thrust Fencing Academy

Welcome To Thrust Fencing Academy Located In Nyack, NY

Mika'il Sankofa

Mika'il Sankofa, Three-Time Olympian and Owner of Thrust Fencing Academy

Thrust Fencing Academy takes pride in providing families an affordable haven for kids and adults to learn one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.

Located at the historic YMCA in Nyack, New York, Thrust Fencing Academy is dedicated to enriching the lives of students age 5- Adult through the Olympic sport of Sabre fencing.

Given that fencing is a one-on-one versus a team sport, the rewards for students learning the art form are many and include:

  • Improves focus, concentration and decision making skills

  • Fosters self-esteem, self-worth and independence

  • Stimulates student curiosity about unconventional sports

  • Teaches importance of exercise w/a non- traditional sport

  • Teaches courtesy and respect of peers

  • Teaches focus, cooperation and conflict resolution


Thrust Fencing Academy Training Advantages



  • Coach - Mika’il Sankofa, Three-Time Olympian, Hungarian Honors Maestro’s Degree

  • 20 years of experience teaching students fencing at beginner, National and World Class level

  • Proven results, including National Champions, Junior Olympic Champions & World Team Members

  • Club Membership - No club fees, only YMCA fees apply ($800 -$1000 Savings)

  • Discount Monthly Fees for Group Classes and Private Lessons

  • All Fencing equipment provided free for beginners - Protective  Mask, Jacket, Weapon, Glove as well as Electric Scoring Equipment

  • 6000 Sq Ft Gym for fencing

  • 2000 Sq Ft Mirrored Studio for Private Lessons & Footwork

  • 2000 Sq Ft Fully Equipped Weight Room & Aerobic Machines

  • 18 Meter Swimming Pool

  • Jacuzzi with adjacent Sauna & Steam Rooms

  • Private Video Screening Room

  • Study Lounge & Game Room Foosball & Ping Pong

  • Locker rooms & showers

  • Members-only access

Recent News

  • Posted on Jul 8th, 2015 at 1:37 pm, in Uncategorized

    Gillian Parris (10) took it to her girls nationally last week, by placing in the the top 32 in the Y10 Women’s and Y12 Women’s national championships held in San Jose, CA last week. Parris, the 2015 Thrust RYC Y10 Women’s Sabre Champ, placed 23rd in both national events. But what’s interesting is that by [...]
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  • Posted on Jun 29th, 2015 at 7:46 am, in Uncategorized

      Sterling Grube (Pictured L) was well “Sterling” at his second National Championships held at the San Jose Convention center in San Jose, CA! Grube (14) competed in the Cadet Men’s Sabre competition on Saturday and finished 26th out of 104 competitors. A great accomplishment considering he’s only been fencing two years and has a [...]
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  • Posted on Jun 18th, 2015 at 9:22 am, in Uncategorized

      With the goal of enhancing the lives of children through the sport of fencing, Thrust Fencing Academy will be holding weekly fencing clinics at Lifetime Fitness in Montvale, New Jersey and Harrison, New York. Students will be taught the basics of the sport and conclude with a team competition to encourage sportsmanship, cooperation, patience [...]
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  • Posted on Jun 18th, 2015 at 7:11 am, in Uncategorized

    The champs are all grown up and on their way to college! Four of the five members of the ISFL Championship Sabre fencing team, also members of Thrust Fencing Academy, are on their way to college: Co-captains Tim Steinbeberg and Robert Link will be attending Stevens Tech and Wake Forest respectively, Raj Chaudhry will be [...]
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  • Posted on Jun 18th, 2015 at 6:17 am, in Uncategorized

      It was a wonderful three days from June 15-17 that had Thrust Fencing Academy teaching over three hundred students the sport of fencing at Bardonia Elementary School in Bardonia, NY. The kids filled the gym classes with yells of Opalaa and Ochocho from 9-3pm! “Boys and Girls ages 5-10 left the class yelling Sabre, [...]
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  • Posted on Jun 15th, 2015 at 5:56 pm, in Uncategorized

    Hudson Santana (top center) was all smiles with his teammates this last weekend as he won the Y14Men’s Sabre event at the Cobra Summer Nationals Prep tournament in Jersey City. In the gold medal match against Cole Quist of Cobra Fencing Academy, Santana never trailed and dominated the bout winning 15-10. Two other teammates – [...]
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  • Posted on May 14th, 2015 at 10:56 am, in Uncategorized

        Thrust Fencing Academy strikes again! After successfully holding three Regional Youth Circuits in the past two years, the club has won the bid to hold/host the Westchester-Rockland division’s first Regional Open Circuit also known as a ROC. The tournament, expected to draw close to a thousand spectators and fans at the Rockland Community [...]
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  • Posted on May 6th, 2015 at 9:32 am, in Uncategorized

        It’s been a busy Spring for Thrust Fencers Gillian Parris and Hudson Santana! Gillian (L) pictured with her coach Mika’il Sankofa and teammate Ibla Vadasz recently won Thrust’s Regional Youth Circuit Y10 Women’s Sabre title held at Rockland Community College in March! Not to be outdone, her clubmate Hudson Santana won the Denise [...]
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  • Posted on Feb 22nd, 2015 at 2:17 pm, in Uncategorized

                    L-R: Tim, Robert, Coach Sankofa, Raj, Matt The Hackley Men’s Sabre team composed of Tim Steinberg, Robert Link, Raj Chaudhry, and Matt Bonanno shocked the league by winning both the overall ISFL High School league sabre team title as well as the team championship yesterday at the [...]
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  • Posted on Dec 22nd, 2014 at 8:46 am, in Uncategorized

    Nice work to close out the weekend was delivered by Sterling Grube and Gillian Parris at this weekend’s RYC held at Cobra Fencing Academy. Gillian got the party started by fencing with confidence and poise in the Y10 Women’s sabre event. She finished the pools 4-0, was seeded 2nd going into the directs and finished [...]
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First Lesson/Group Class - FREE!

Always wanted to try Fencing but never knew where to go?
The Academy holds classes for students from 5-Adult.
Call 917 512 4813 for a Free private lesson and Group Class with Olympian Mika'il Sankofa.
No time to call? Drop us an email at thrustfencingacademy1@gmail.com
All necessary equipment will be provided.
Engarde - Touche' - Thrust!

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FIE Glove with hole in leather NAC approval question
Monday, August 31, 2015

Hi,

I use a Negrini FIE epee glove. Over a good bit of fencing I have worn a small hole in just the leather sewn on top of the FIE material on the palm of the glove. It is underneath where the end of my pistol grip rests and has not compromised the FIE material underneath at all, just the thin leather.

My question is, at a NAC when my glove is getting checked if I make that argument do you think it would still be approved for fencing?

The FIE material is still solid and the small hole is underneath where my grip sits so it can't catch a tip... plus it's already way safer than the plain leather gloves...

Thoughts?

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