Welcome to New Jersey Fencing Alliance

The New Jersey Fencing Alliance, a non-profit 501(C)(3), organization invites you to experience its state-of-the-art fencing club, conveniently located in Maplewood, New Jersey. The club offers 19 fencing strips, making it one of the largest fully equipped fencing facilities in the country!

Announcement

ATTENTION: NJFA HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Wednesday, December 24 and Sunday, December 28 for Christmas holiday. The club will also be closed Thursday, January 1st for New Year's Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Youth Cup Point Standings - View Standings

Congratulations to our NJFA fencers who participated in the NJFA Youth Cup #2 (Y8-Y14) on October 26th, 2014

Y8 Mixed Foil:

3rd Pevzner, Victoria
5th Braizinha, Thomas

Y10 Men's Foil:

5th Tracy, Alex

Y10 Women's Saber:

10th Robson, Sabina

Y12 Mixed Epee:

3rd Robson, Richard Patryck

Y12 Men's Saber:

10th Kransdorf, Cory

Y12 Women's Foil:

1st Shen, Jasmine
3rd Bansal, Anusha

Y12 Women's Saber:

6th Whittall, Abigail

Y14 Men's Epee:

7th Skolnik, Matthew
8th Raman, Michael

Y14 Men's Saber:

10th Fung, Lawrence
12th Xue, Zachary
13th Tang, Brendan

Y14 Women's Foil:

1st Shen, Jasmine

Y14 Women's Saber:

1st Li, Selene
2nd White, Amber
3rd Bansal, Avika
6th Kulp, Aleksia

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Fencer Spotlight

Jared LeBron

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Jared LeBron - Foil

It was Jared's mom who discovered fencing as a possible sport for Jared. She saw a flyer for fencing at Columbia High School after school throughout the week and told Jared "It's just like Pirates of the Caribbean!" The next day, Jared was fencing with Frank Mustilli.

New Jersey Fencing Alliance is close to home for Jared, and once he started fencing here, he realized that he loves the people, coaches and atmosphere. He says that he feels like he is part of the family here at NJFA.

Frank Mustilli is the main reason for Jared's commitment to the club. Frank has been helping Jared throughout his fencing career and although Frank can be tough on Jared, Jared knows it is because he cares.

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Fencer Spotlight - Jared LeBron - Foil

Jared LeBron

It was Jared's mom who discovered fencing as a possible sport for Jared. She saw a flyer for fencing at Columbia High School after school throughout the week and told Jared "It's just like Pirates of the Caribbean!" The next day, Jared was fencing with Frank Mustilli. New Jersey Fencing Alliance is close to home for Jared, and once he started fencing here, he realized that he loves the people, coaches and atmosphere. He says that he feels like he is part of the family here at NJFA. Frank Mustilli is the main reason for Jared's commitment to the club. Frank has been helping Jared throughout his fencing career and although Frank can be tough on Jared, Jared knows it is because he cares.

When Jared entered ninth grade, he knew he was going to join the Columbia High School fencing team and he didn't want to disappoint his teammates. Having a team that depends on him pushes Jared to become more successful in his fencing.

Jared is currently rated C2013. While no one else in his family had prior fencing experience, Jared's sister just started fencing this year as a freshman!

When not on the strip, Jared keeps very busy. He is a board member of Safe Rides MAPSO, a program that provides safe rides for kids in the South Orange/Maplewood area. Jared is also the treasurer of the Programming Club, is the website developer for CHS Robotics Club, is a member of the Student Council, and a member of Cougar Nation- a club dedicated to school spirit.

Jared has been accepted and will be attending Johns Hopkins University in Maryland this fall.

Something you might not have known about Jared is that he likes to cook and bake, and every Christmas he makes flan for his family dinner!

Celia Accardi

Fencer Spotlight
Celia Accardi- Saber

Celia Accardi, a junior at Columbia High School, began taking foil lessons at NJFA in eighth grade. After about six months of foil lessons, she decided she wanted to switch weapons. Unlike her older brother Evan, who had taken up epee when he joined the Columbia team, she decided to switch to sabre. "Frank, my coach at NJFA, encouraged me to make the switch and has helped me develop my skills ever since." It turned out to be a good decision, as she took to the weapon easily and went on to earn a starting spot on the Columbia team her freshman year.

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Fencer Spotlight - Celia Accardi - Saber

Celia Accardi

Celia Accardi, a junior at Columbia High School, began taking foil lessons at NJFA in eighth grade. After about six months of foil lessons, she decided she wanted to switch weapons. Unlike her older brother Evan, who had taken up epee when he joined the Columbia team, she decided to switch to sabre. "Frank, my coach at NJFA, encouraged me to make the switch and has helped me develop my skills ever since." It turned out to be a good decision, as she took to the weapon easily and went on to earn a starting spot on the Columbia team her freshman year.

That year, in addition to winning the gold medal at the Morris Knolls Freshman/Sophomore Tournament, Celia was part of Columbia's gold-winning sabre squad at Santelli, contributed to the team's silver-medal wins for the sabre squad and the overall team at the District 3 tournament, and helped the girl's team win the 2012 State Championship.

Her sophomore year, Celia continued to have success as part of the Columbia team, and on an individual level, she earned her D rating. This past year, as Columbia's B-strip sabreist, she contributed to the team's undefeated season and wins at the Santelli and District 3 tournaments, culminating in yet another state championship victory.

In addition to fencing, Celia enjoys playing the violin, which she took up in fifth grade. She is part of Columbia High School's Chamber Orchestra and is a member of the Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra. She has not yet decided on a career path, but she hopes to continue fencing at the collegiate level.

Sam Gomberg

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Sam Gomberg - Epee

The person who really got me interested in fencing was my good friend and 2014-2015 epee squad captain Simon Pettigrew. He fenced in freshman year when I didn't think I'd do a high school sport. Now I see how wrong I was... I love Fencing. I really do regret missing out on fencing freshman year. Simon Pettigrew convinced me to join the team sophomore year and I haven't put my weapon down since.

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Fencer Spotlight - Sam Gomberg - Epee

Sam Gomberg

The person who really got me interested in fencing was my good friend and 2014-2015 epee squad captain Simon Pettigrew. He fenced in freshman year when I didn't think I'd do a high school sport. Now I see how wrong I was... I love Fencing. I really do regret missing out on fencing freshman year. Simon Pettigrew convinced me to join the team sophomore year and I haven't put my weapon down since.

I picked NJFA for several reasons. The people who go there are great. The competition is amazing for the level I'm at. I also really like the coaches there. Also, the location is unbelievably convenient. I really value Maks' advice and he has really helped me develop as a fencer.

I think the thing that motivated me towards success and the strive for it was the realization over the fencing season that next year I had the potential to be a starter. I realized that the only way to be a starter was to work as hard as possible and I'm doing that. In the month and a half of fencing practices, I feel that I've improved so much and I find myself moving ever closer to that success. I also realized that if I became a starter I was going to have to protect the "Columbia dynasty" (as Frank would say) and I decided to be a solution rather than a problem.

I am not rated but I plan to be soon.

My Dad and Uncle fenced a bit in their High School, but my Uncle was far more serious than my Dad.

I am currently the drummer in two out of school bands. One, The Collectives is more centered around Jazz and Funk, and the other, called Roll On Two, is more of a Hard Rock/Metal/Rap project. I can't put into words the amount of fun and real musical experience I've had in both.

Well I guess something someone wouldn't know about me is that I'm a drummer, unless you read the previous paragraph. I've been playing seriously for about 10 years now. I've been in several bands, some aren't around anymore, some are. I've actually played a good number of gigs. I come from a pretty musical family, my brother playing Bass, and my Dad playing Guitar.

Upcoming Tournaments & Recent Results

Upcoming Tournaments

NJFA - M/W Daytime Junior Sabre. 12/29/2014
Monday, December 29, 2014

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NJFA - Unclassified M/W Foil 1/7/2015
Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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NJFA - Div III M/W Foil 1/20/2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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NJFA Region #3 Doc D'Ambola RYC
Sunday, January 25, 2015

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NJFA - Div III M/W Epee 2/5/2015
Thursday, February 05, 2015

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Recent Results

NJFA - M/W Sabre Open & Vet all weapons
Saturday, December 20, 2014

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NJFA - Unclassified M/W Epee 12/16/2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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NJFA - Div III M/W Epee 12/2/2014
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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NJFA Youth Cup #3 (Y8-Y14) 11/23/ 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014

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NJFA VET All weapon 11/8/14
Saturday, November 08, 2014

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NJFA - Unclassified M/W Sabre 11/6/2014
Thursday, November 06, 2014

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NJFA - Div III M/W Sabre Tues. Nov 4, 2014
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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