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Email Coach Gerry Duran to make a Lesson appointment: CoachGerryD@Gmail.com
or call 813 767 1722
Gerardo 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
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,
In 2013 I began, in home caring my wife Roselyn and started teaching and coaching sport fencing exclusively
only at my Home Fencing Studio.