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Academy of Fencing Masters Offers a Creative Way to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer: 5-Day Fencing Camps for Beginners Taught by World-Class Fencing Coaches


Campbell, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

AFM is located in historical downtown Campbell, CA, close to Campbell Park. The club is holding three weeklong camps in July, starting on July 13. Campers will learn in a state-of-the-art fencing facility and from Olympic-level coaches, all within an encouraging and family-friendly environment. The camp also utilizes the nearby park by incorporating outdoor workouts and activities.

From AFM founder, Irina Chirashnya: “We strongly believe that competitive sports should both provide enjoyment and instill core values like courage and self-discipline. Our summer beginner fencing camp is a small window into what we do at AFM year-round, and we welcome new students with open arms and a passion to introduce them to our world.”

AFM’s coaching staff has been involved in multiple championship tournaments in Russia, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. They’ve trained more than 1,000 athletes including World and Olympic Champions; they have coached athletes to win gold medals. The opportunity to learn from this world-class coaching team is just one of the many reasons for the camp’s track record of success.

AFM’s 2014 camps were a resounding success. In fact, 40% of the campers in the beginner session joined AFM to continue fencing in the regular season. By the end of 2014, these campers had earned medals at the regional level. It truly speaks to the success of the program that the graduates were standing on the winner’s podium less than six months after completing camp.

You can view AFM’s Yelp page, which includes reviews from previous campers: http://www.yelp.com/biz/academy-of-fencing-masters-campbell

The new fencer will learn proper fencing form and technique; basic fencing skills; fencing with electrical equipment; as well as fencing etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship. After graduating, the fencer is eligible to attend any intermediate-level fencing camp to continue training.

Beginner camps start on July 13. Each weeklong camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Registration is open: http://academyoffencingmasters.com/camps/beginner-camps/.

About Academy of Fencing Masters:

Academy of Fencing Masters seeks to develop all levels of fencers, from beginners to Olympic athletes, through elite coaches, state-of-the-art facilities, and supportive community for both the fencer and the family. AFM prepares athletes for fencing and for life.







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Newest HPU Masters Degree aims to Improve Lives through Sports and Wellness Leadership


Brownwood, Texas (PRWEB) January 17, 2015

Howard Payne University will soon offer a Master of Education in Sport and Wellness Leadership (SWELL) degree program to prepare those who are entering into or wish to advance in the sport and/or wellness industries.

Classes will begin in August for the fall 2015 semester and those interested are encouraged to attend one of two informational sessions to be held February 5 and February 19 at 6 p.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and those who attend will receive free admission to the Yellow Jacket basketball games that follow. The Lady Jackets will tip off at 5:30 p.m. each evening.

The SWELL program is an affordable option for those looking to impact lives through careers that emphasize the importance of health.

“Not only is SWELL the most affordable master’s degree in Texas for professionals entering or employed in the sport and wellness industries, we’ve also designed it to be one of the most accessible,” said Dr. Graham Hatcher, chair of HPU’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science (ESS) and ESS professor.

The program is designed for both full-time and part-time students with most classes scheduled in the evenings to accommodate work schedules. Limited campus housing and board plans are available for those who may wish to live on campus. In addition, competitive graduate assistantships will be available to help offset the cost of tuition.

While many graduate programs across the country focus solely on either the sport industry or wellness industry, SWELL adapts the core knowledge and skill sets of each into a comprehensive program. Consequently, SWELL graduates may find greater career flexibility and opportunity for service.

“We’ve created a holistic program that includes instruction in a variety of topics that revolve around impacting the quality of life for American citizens,” said Dr. Hatcher. “As with all HPU academic programs, the SWELL courses will be enriched by the university’s faith tradition.”

Courses include instruction on legal and ethical aspects of sport/wellness, marketing and public relations, event planning, resource management and more. Students will enter the SWELL program in cohort groups, beginning fall 2015. The program consists of 10 courses and 30 graduate hours, and can be completed in 20 months.

For more information about the SWELL program, visit http://www.hputx.edu/swell or e-mail swell(at)hputx(dot)edu.







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