Epee Camp with Yale Head Coach Marat Israelian

March 26 - 29
Registration Closes March 29, 2024

True Focus Sports Academy
2880 Fifth Street, Suite 100, Davis, CA 95618 USA Map
Online Payments Not Accepted
Yale University Fencing Head Coach Mara Israelian returns to True Focus for our Spring Break epee camp.

For the second year, Yale University Head Fencing Coach Mara Israelian returns to Davis for our Spring Break epee camp. Number of fencers is limited to 28.

Coach Marat was named Yale's Head Fencing Coach in 2021 and has served as Yale's assistant fencing coach since the start of the 2019 season. In his first season at Yale, coach Marat helped both the men's and women's programs earn top-10 national rankings while mentoring seven fencers who earned All-America recognition. Coach Marat has also coached numerous national team fencers who medaled at world cups.

Prior to Yale, Coach Marat served as a coach at the North Shore Fencing Club and as the head coach for St. Peter's Prep High School in New Jersey. During his tenure he produced two undefeated seasons with two state championships and was named New Jersey High School Coach of the Year.

As the captain of the fencing team at St. John's University, Coach Marat won the NCAA epee championship in 2010 and 2011. He helped the team to three top-four finishes at the NCAA Fencing Championships. Additionally, Coach Marat was a European Championship finalist in 2005 and ranked third overall in the junior world rankings in 2003 and 2004.

This camp is designed for youth/cadet/junior fencers post March NAC to review, analyze, and acquire new skills on technique, tactics, mental conditioning, and bout management. We provide seven full-size (1.5m x 16m) competition strips and the total number of fencers will be limited to 28. Please bring water and food, in addition to the complete fencing gear to this camp. Lunch is not included.


Tuesday (3/26) - Friday (3/29)

Morning: 9:30am-12:00pm

Lunch Break: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Afternoon: 1:00pm-3:30pm

Cost: $600 TFSA members, $640 non-members, $170/day (please notify us which day(s)).

For fencers fencing the Davis RYC/RJCC on 3/30, we will prorate the fees.

Preregistration required and payment is due upon arrival. Please send an email to info@truefocussports.com after registration so we can invoice you. DFA members enjoy TFSA membership rate.