Oct. 15, 2012
City College has many chartered clubs that meet throughout the course of a semester all across its campus. But the fencing club is the only one that will make you think you stumbled into some sort of medieval fight club where duels are settled with swords.
Each Friday in the South Gym, the club meets to practice and hone their skills under the guidance of their head coach, Professor Brian Gillespie and the club’s president, Taylor Valmores.
“We give you three free lessons then if you want to stay on with us you would pay club fees, which is only 20 dollars for the whole semester,” says Valmores, who is also president of City College’s Student Associated Council.
“We teach you to how to fence and you can go with us to compete against other schools,” says Valmores.
Others join to club simply for a fun and different way to keep fit.
“It is an extremely good workout,” says Coach Gillespie. “It’s really good for development of leg muscles and core muscles; it definitely keeps you in good shape.”
One of the founding members of the club, broadcasting major Stephen Crane, 23, was already a trained fencer when he helped…» Read More