Gabor Kolczonay

Head of Epee Program

Gabor's Education

Gabor holds a Bachelor's degree in Sports Science and Education from one of the most reputable sports institutions in the world - Semmelweis University.

 

Gabor  - is the soul and inspiration of our Epee fencers. 

 

Gabor's Story

The name KOLCZONAY has years of fencing legacy. For Epee fencers it signifies the start of Hungarian Epee school on a world-class level.

Gabor grew up in a famous fencing family: coach Gabor’s father was 2 times Olympic silver medalists and a multiple World Champion Epee fencer.

His Mother was University Champion and his Sister was part of the Hungarian National team. 

Gabor's fencing career began at the age of 9. By 17 he became a National fencer and represented Hungary for more than 10 years in various international competitions and made it pre Olympic Team (won silver in the U20 World Championships in 1998).

His father was his coach. They trained, fenced, competed together. Gabor's work in Hungary has developed many young Hungarian Champions.

The year 2010 saw him move to Singapore with his family. Over the 9 years in Singapore, he introduced fencing to hundreds of kids, organized workshops, and training camps (local and overseas) with European and World Champion fencers. 

His students regularly win the podium of every age group competition in South East Asia from U10 to Cadets and Juniors.

Over the past 10 years, Gabor has groomed many Singapore National Fencers who has won Southeast Asian and Asian Cadet and Juniors Championships. 

Epee Programs

Kids U10/12

This program is for young fencers who have completed the Fencing Fun or Foundation program or fenced before in another fencing club.

The program introduces young fencers to a more competitive training regime. Electric fencing on the piste is included in each class.

Fencers learn Epee-specific fencing skills such as blade work and footwork, prepare and take part in their first U10/U12 competitions in Singapore and in the region. 

The coach assesses children regularly and based on the child's readiness recommend when to move onto the next level.

It is expected that fencers start taking private fencing lessons: it will allow coaches to customize the learning for the skill level and individuality of the child.

EQUIPMENT

Fencers must have own equipment, including electric equipment for competitions.                

- Epee size 3 for U10/U12 competitions in Singapore and for training.

- 2 sets are compulsory for all competitions

ATTENDANCE

Fencers meet 2-3 times a week

ETIQUETTE

- Fencers should know and understand the rules of fencing and good sportsmanship.            - Appropriate training and competition behavior, including interactions with peers, officials, coaches.               

- Sense of respect for opponents

COMPETITIONS

- Local and international Minime U10 and U12

Youth U14

Fencers increase their skill repertoire: technical skills, tactics, and strategy; develop an individual fencing style and adapt performance skills in a variety of competitive situations.

Fencers refine the ability to understand the key principles related to training, competition, and recovery.           

Fencers learn how and successfully manage school studies, training, nutrition, sleep, and competitions.

EQUIPMENT

2-3 sets of weapons are compulsory for all competitions.

Weapon size 5 - students switch to adult weapon size

COURSE

100-120 classes/per year - 2-year program

RECOMMENDED ATTENDANCE

3-4 sessions weekly; minimum of 10 hours per week of fencing training

COMPETITIONS

Fencers start competing in local and international Cadets and Junior events while continuing at Minime U14 

Adults

A discounted program for experienced working adults and Uni/Poly students who are looking for professional fencing training. Participation time fits the lifestyle and needs of the individual. The program is open for Adults 21+, NS Men, Poly/Uni students.

 

EQUIPMENT

Fencers must have own fencing equipment

ATTENDANCE

Students meet 1-4 times

 

Modern Fencing Academy

6 Raffles Boulevard, 02-36, Singapore 039594

 

Contact us: 
mobile/whatsapp. +65 8202 3662

info  @   modern-fencing.org

 

 

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