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Gerardo Duran’s coaching
and teaching education.
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.