Hello everyone,

 

2016 marked the 20th year for Academy Fencing Club and my fencing career. In that year we were honored to be recognized as one of the “Best Fencing Clubs” by a national fencing club ranking organization. During my 20 plus years, I have worked hard as an informal ambassador for the sport of Fencing to promote and develop it here and around the world. Over the years I have taught thousands of youth and adult fencers the great sport of fencing. Also, in 2016 I enjoyed competing in the World Veterans Championships in Germany, placing number 2 out of pools before suffering a major rotator cuff tear followed by surgery and months of rehab. As with any sports career, I knew it would eventually end and that time for me had come.

 

I have closed the doors to my Academy Fencing Club and I am no longer coaching or teaching fencing classes. 
 
In looking back on my long fencing career there have been many success stories and I have made many personal friends among fencers and their families who have become like family to me.  I want to thank you for all your years of support and friendship which I value above all!

Sincerely,
Bruce Sikes

 

A photo tribute to 20 years of Academy Fencing Club! CLICK HERE.