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St. Louis Modern Chinese School

Fencing for Beginners (age 6 to 9) 击剑入门(6-9岁)

Course Title: Fencing for beginners Description: Are you looking for an exciting new physical activity for your child? Fencing is a great mind and body workout and is often referred to as "physical chess." It is also referred to as “the martial art of fighting with blades”. It develops athleticism, critical thinking skills, sportsmanship, and competitiveness! In this beginner class, students will learn the basic footwork, strategies, and practice with sword in every class. All equipment is provided. No prior experience required. If students are interested in pursuing this sport further, they have a chance to include fencing as a unique extra-curricular activity for their college application! Coach Bio: The head coach, Hossam Hassan, is a talented and internationally recognized coach with 30+ years of experience. He holds nine certifications and degrees from the French Fencing Federation as well as the International Olympic Committee. He was the National Coach for Egypt from 2002-2004, and during his time with the team, his Women’s Foil team swept the Arab Nations Championship competition. Later that year, his Men’s Foil Team qualified for the 2004 Olympics Games in Athens. He has been coaching in the St. Louis region in the past 15 years and produced nationally and internationally ranked fencers throughout the years. A number of his fencers got in the Ivy league colleges and continue to compete in all levels of fencing competitions. Date: Sunday (starting January 5, 2020) Sessions: 3 Max number of students: 18 Min number of students: 3 age: 6 -9 years old

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