Training the 2028 US Olympic Fencing in Washington Square Park!
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It was a great day out at Washington Square Park as the sport of fencing joined the fray at the first annual “Get Your Wellness On” event to help promote healthy living.
Kathleen Reckling (our quarterback for the day), NCAA Champion Daria Schneider, Team USA member Kurt Getz and fencer’s Adam Rodney, Melvin Rodriguez, Audra (from Ardsley High School) along with Jody Auslund helped teach about 100+ people to fence and exposed about 1,000+ people to the sport who were walking through! (Go Team!)
Get Your Wellness On – a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Fair with “activities to promote physical and mental health and the awareness of suicide prevention. Organized by Esmeralda Williamson-Noble, a writer-activist and mother of a suicide victim; with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Esmeralda: Thank you for including us! You are truly an inspiration turning the passing of your son into a mission to help save others. And, YOU ARE DOING IT! We are humbled by your generosity and drive!
You can catch us next at Empire United Fencing Club http://empireunited.net/ on Sunday Sept. 19th (tomorrow!) to help promote Fencing Masters! Hope to see you there!
We’ve taken fencing to schools, corporations, fashion show runways, boardwalks, television shows, bumper cars and now…Park Avenue!
Several hundred people were in attendance this Saturday as Sean Buckley, Melvin Rodriguez, Steve Pochapin, Jason Rogers and me took fencing “to the streets” literally!
We demonstrated fencing and gave a short clinic as part of the Summer Streets Stage program which is shutting down Park Ave in New York to cars on three Saturdays during the summer to allow for biking, running and all kinds of physical fitness programs to take place!
Between school visits, corporate speeches, clinics across the country, fashion shows and boardwalks we’ve now shown or taught fencing to over 15,000 people since Beijing!
Great find by my friend Melvin Rodriguez!
Fencing continues to be everywhere!!!
What do you think of their moves?