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Tentative date: June 8-10, 2018 10-15 ANNIVERSARY AND REUNION CELEBRATION

In 2018, The All-American Fencing Academy will be celebrating

10 years of All-American Fencing and 15 years of Fencing in Fayetteville.  We’ve been providing fencing classes and training competitors for that long.  May 2018 will mark our 10th year in Downtown Fayetteville; it will also mark our 15th year since we first started teaching in Fayetteville at Pine Forest Recreation Center.

May 4-6 are the tentative dates

Mark your calendars.  We’ll solidify the dates in 2018 after the new year.  We’re planning a 3-day celebration for our 10 years/15 years anniversary as well as a reunion for all of our fencers.  We hope that you can make it!

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EVENT NEWS

AAFA Timeline
2001
June

Pine Forest Rec

Pine Forest Rec
Coach Gerhard was a center director at Pine Forest Recreation Center (PFRC).  Fencing classes start at PFRC as the Cumberland County Fencing Club, a satellite site to the North Carolina Fencing Development Program.
August

Paul Hovey Joins

Paul Hovey Joins
Paul Hovey joins the AAFA while still in elementary school.  He will stay with the AAFA until he graduates from high school and continues to fence at UNC.  Paul also helped coach classes and summer camps.
October

Harry Rulnick Donates To The AAFA

Harry Rulnick, WWII Navy Veteran, UNC fencing alumni, and Fayetteville native, learns of the Cumberland County Fencing Club and donates $100 to support fencing in Fayetteville.  He continued to donate $100 for the annual Harry Rulnick Open until his passing in 2009.
2003
July

Moved To Fort Bragg

Moved To Fort Bragg
Coach Gerhard begins working on Fort Bragg and the fencing club is relocated to Albritton Middle School.  The club also changes it’s name to the All-American Fencing Academy.
2008
January

Jon Charles Lends A Hand

Jon Charles Lends A Hand
Jon Charles, a Penn State fencer and grad, lends a hand with some coaching and our transition to our new location in Downtown Fayetteville.
May

Downtown Fayetteville

Downtown Fayetteville
The All-American Fencing Academy becomes and LLC on May 6, 2008 and opens in it’s current location Downtown Fayetteville, NC.
July

Coach John Page Joins the AAFA

Coach John Page Joins the AAFA
Shortly after opening, Coach John joins the Academy and also begins teaching classes and giving lessons.
September

Alexandra Socha Begins Coach Sabre

Alexandra Socha Begins Coach Sabre
For about a year, Alexandra Socha, Olympic Polish Fencing team member, begins teaching sabre classes for the AAFA.
2009
June

Megan Connell Begins Coaching

Megan Connell begins coaching foil and sabre.  Megan was referred to us by Paul Hovey.  She stayed with the AAFA for about a year.
2011
September

Maya Cameron Begins Coaching

Maya Cameron joins the coaching staff in 2011 and stays with us until 2013 coach epee and reffing foil tourneys!
2012
May

Grant Shymske Begins Coaching

Grant Shymske coached with the All-American Fencing Academy for about 2 years.
2014
June

Paul Uyleman Begins Coaching

Paul Uyleman begins coaching foil and epee classes.  Coach Uyleman remains with the Academy for about a year.
2015
October

Isaac Erbele Begins Coaching

Isaac Erbele is stationed at Fort Bragg and begins coaching epee.
2016
April

Lightsaber Classes

The AAFA begins hosting occasional lightsaber classes!

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