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Duran’s coaching and teaching education.
I attended in 1991 and 1992, the United States Fencing Association's (USFA) Coaches
College at the Olympic Training Center (OTC), Colorado Springs, founded “Tampa's Fencing Academy”
Tampa Florida, and became a lifetime member of the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association. Ten years later
at age 62 it was time to retire from my day job to dedicate 25 hours a week in teaching and
coaching sport fencing at the Academy and local private schooled. I revisited the Coaches
College in 2005 for an additional 3 weeks of coaches training (EPEE, FOIL,
SABRE) and was privileged to attended a seven day seminar “Sport Fencing- The Unity of Theory and Practice”,
with renowned Polish Fencing Master and Coach Professor Zhigniew Czajkowski. "There is
always something more to learn in this sport: better techniques, tactics, and pedagogy.
On October 2007 I transferred the Academy and job of Head Coach /Director/Owner
of Tampa's Fencing Academy (TFA) to Coach Boyco Krastavich, a Bulgarian educated fencing coach and Sports Educator
with international competitive experience. I continued teaching at TFA and at summer physical
education Olympic fencing credit classes at Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa FL.
In 2013 I began,
in home caring my wife Roselyn and started teaching and coaching sport fencing exclusively only at my Home Fencing Studio.