Colorado Fencing Academy

Our pride: Lauren Sides TAGS: | | | | My daughter, Lauren, had been doing martial arts since she was four years old.  At 12, she  decided she wanted to attend the United States Air Force Academy upon graduating from high  school, but was disappointed that they did not have a karate team.  She had wanted to fence  from the moment she first saw the “Princess Bride” and discovered that USAFA had a fencing  team, and a dream was born. We were lucky enough to find Colorado Fencing Academy so close to our home.  We met with  Nickolay and Sharol and told them Lauren’s hopes for the future.  Little did we know that  Lauren’s goal would become their goal, too. For the next 5 years of her life, fencing became  Lauren’s passion.     Lauren began attending group classes three times a week and worked with other students her  age, learning the fundamentals.  Coach Nickolay would pull her for private time each day.  After,  her fencing skills grew, so did her private time. Training included much laughing, and sometimes  tears of frustration, as well.  Her training grew so much that, before we knew it, Lauren was  working with coach 7 days a week, sometimes for 3­4 hours a day. There even came a time  when he was coaching her daily on a tennis court because that is the space we had. She  attended local and national tournaments and achieved her E rating nationally. His coaching was  so much more than just fencing.  Lauren is the person she is today because of his mental  coaching, as well.  Nickolay taught Lauren not only how to be a leader on the fencing strip, but,  off of the strip as well. Lauren is now a freshman at the United States Air Force Academy and is on the USAFA fencing  team.  She has, in 5 months, already achieved her “C” rating nationally just as Coach Nickolay  said she would. Through all of the sweat and tears, I can honestly say, that he is one of the  most positive influences Lauren has ever had in her life. Suzy Ramirez, Lauren’s mom

Family Fitness Night at St. Anne’s School TAGS: | | | On behalf of the planning committee, I would like to thank you for your participation in our Family Fitness Night at St. Anne’s School. The fencing demonstration was very stimulating …Continue reading →

Fencing atmosphere TAGS: | | | Fencing is the exercise for a Leader (Chief) Master. It is advance training in the force to win. We are one team where everyone is winning time to be together. …Continue reading →

Nickolay Alehin TAGS: | | | | | Nickolay Alehin (1954) Honored Fencing Master, Olympic Champion in the team in 1980, World Champion in 1979, 1982 had said: “Figure out what is that you want and made a …Continue reading →

Victor Sidyak TAGS: | | | | Victor Sidyak (Born in 1943) Honored Fencing Master, four times Olympic Champion had said: “Whoever is too great must live alone Adored they works in mighty solitude Vain is the …Continue reading →

Alexander Fel’ TAGS: | | | | Fel’ Alexander Leonidovich (1935-2004) Honored Coach USSR had told me ones: “Abilities to coordinate and to be in gentle joints are good! But the force is weak to perform a …Continue reading →

Colorado Fencing Academy

Sharol Pestotnik TAGS: | | | Co-founder and President of CFA Sharol Pestotnik had started fencing in 1996 at the age of 40; competed at National tournaments 1999-2011; International 2003, 2006, 2007 and qualified as a …Continue reading →

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Nickolay Logatchov TAGS: | | | We become what we see in themselves All that thought suggests in us, we can do All that thought reveals in us, we can become This should be men’s unshakable …Continue reading →

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Our pride: Lauren Sides My daughter, Lauren, had been doing martial arts since she was four years old.  At 12, she  decided she wanted to attend the United States Air Force Academy upon graduating from high  school, but was disappointed that they did not have a karate team.  She had wanted to fence  from the moment she first saw the “Princess Bride” and discovered that USAFA had a fencing  team, and a dream was born. We were lucky enough to find Colorado Fencing Academy so close to our home.  We met with  Nickolay and Sharol and told them Lauren’s hopes for the future.  Little did we know that  Lauren’s goal would become their goal, too. For the next 5 years of her life, fencing became  Lauren’s passion.     Lauren began attending group classes three times a week and worked with other students her  age, learning the fundamentals.  Coach Nickolay would pull her for private time each day.  After,  her fencing skills grew, so did her private time. Training included much laughing, and sometimes  tears of frustration, as well.  Her training grew so much that, before we knew it, Lauren was  working with coach 7 days a week, sometimes for 3­4 hours a day. There even came a time ...

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Our pride: Lauren Sides My daughter, Lauren, had been doing martial arts since she was four years old.  At 12, she  decided she wanted to attend the United States Air Force Academy upon graduating from high  school, but was disappointed that they did not have a karate team.  She had wanted to fence  from the moment she first saw the “Princess Bride” and discovered that USAFA had a fencing  team, and a dream was born. We were lucky enough to find Colorado Fencing Academy so close to our home.  We met with  Nickolay and Sharol and told them Lauren’s hopes for the future.  Little did we know that  Lauren’s goal would become their goal, too. For the next 5 years of her life, fencing became  Lauren’s passion.     Lauren began attending group classes three times a week and worked with other students her  age, learning the fundamentals.  Coach Nickolay would pull her for private time each day.  After,  her fencing skills grew, so did her private time. Training included much laughing, and sometimes  tears of frustration, as well.  Her training grew so much that, before we knew it, Lauren was  working with coach 7 days a week, sometimes for 3­4 hours a day. There even came a time ...
Family Fitness Night at St. Anne’s School On behalf of the planning committee, I would like to thank you for your participation...
Summer Camps all summer long! CFA invites you to participate in Summer Camps. Everyone from the age of 8 years...
Fencing atmosphere Fencing is the exercise for a Leader (Chief) Master. It is advance training in the...
Nickolay Alehin Nickolay Alehin (1954) Honored Fencing Master, Olympic Champion in the team in 1980, World Champion...

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Our pride: Lauren Sides My daughter, Lauren, had been doing martial arts since she was four years old.  At 12, she  decided she wanted to attend the United States Air Force Academy upon graduating from high  school, but was disappointed that they did not have a karate team.  She had wanted to fence  from the moment she first saw the “Princess Bride” and discovered that USAFA had a fencing  team, and a dream was born. We were lucky enough to find Colorado Fencing Academy so close to our home.  We met with  Nickolay and Sharol and told them Lauren’s hopes for the future.  Little did we know that  Lauren’s goal would become their goal, too. For the next 5 years of her life, fencing became  Lauren’s passion.     Lauren began attending group classes three times a week and worked with other students her  age, learning the fundamentals.  Coach Nickolay would pull her for private time each day.  After,  her fencing skills grew, so did her private time. Training included much laughing, and sometimes  tears of frustration, as well.  Her training grew so much that, before we knew it, Lauren was  working with coach 7 days a week, sometimes for 3­4 hours a day. There even came a time ...
Family Fitness Night at St. Anne’s School On behalf of the planning committee, I would like to thank you for your participation...
Summer Camps all summer long! CFA invites you to participate in Summer Camps. Everyone from the age of 8 years...
Fencing atmosphere Fencing is the exercise for a Leader (Chief) Master. It is advance training in the...
Nickolay Alehin Nickolay Alehin (1954) Honored Fencing Master, Olympic Champion in the team in 1980, World Champion...