The Epee Program
The purpose of the Durkan Fencing Program is to provide a unified method fencing instruction to all athletes that will result in general athletic development (i.e. coordination, balance, agility, speed and general fitness) and promote the mastery of fencing specific skills (i.e. lunge, parry or toe-touch) with a deep understanding of the techniques and tactics required to score more points and win more fencing bouts.
For those of you who are new to fencing, we encourage you to visit other fencing clubs and compare facilities before you join. All fencing clubs in New Jersey charge a yearly membership fee to cover the costs of maintaining a safe and functional fencing room. We strive to provide the best fencing facility in the country. Not only does our fencing room have the most regulation size fencing strips it is also fully air-conditioned and professionally cleaned regularly. We also provide amenities to our members such as: two comfortable lounge areas, locker rooms, Wi-Fi, a water fountain with bottle filler and coffee for parents. The required yearly membership fee of $699 allows us to maintain the club for all of our members.
Epee Classes - Members $325 per Month; Non-Members $425 per Month; Private Lessons (Members Only) available from Coaches Yeisser and Micheal $400 for 10
Epee Clinics - On Select Sundays TBA. 11am to 4pm full day training session: $75 for DFA Members, $100 for Non-Members
Call us any time at 201-880-7029 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The BEST way to discover our program is to COME IN AND EXPERIENCE our classes.
EPEE COACHING TEAM
Yeisser Ramirez is a former Cuban and US National Team Member. He was a member of the Cuban National team from 2002 to 2006, when he became a US Citizen. As a World Class athlete, his results include a North American Cup Gold Medal in Division I Men's Epee, a Individual National Championship Gold Medal in Men's Epee and a Team National Championship Gold Medal in Men's Epee. While representing Team USA, Yeisser also won Gold at the Sofia Bulgaria Satellite World Cup Tournament and Team Gold Medal at Pan American Championships.
Yeisser started coaching in 2008 and has experience with all levels of athletes. His passion for fencing is passed onto his students everyday.
Michael Bindas has been a fencing coach for nearly two decades. He had been interested in martial arts and duelist sports, and had studied sword making in Texas for several years, but discovered his passion for fencing after a move to France. He studied all three weapons there with Maitre d’Armes, Eric Desperier, and taught the art of fencing at le Club d’Escrime d’Annemasse.
Bindas is currently assistant coach of Newark Academy High School. As a professional armorer, he brings a wealth of knowledge in fixing blades, body cords and fencing reels.