The Journey to the Olympics Starts Here

MFC attracts all the elite fencers from the United States and the world. Only MFC offers you the opportunity to train with the world’s best fencers. Watch the New York Times video exclusive of four-time Olympic coach Maestro Yury Gelman’s club and fencers.

Beijing 2008 Games 

Four-time Olympic – Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London – fencing coach for Men’s Sabre, National Men’s Sabre coach, Head fencing coach of St. John’s University, and founder of Manhattan Fencing Center, Yury Gelman has made an incredible impact in U.S. fencing history. Three of his fencers participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics to represent the United States of America and came home with silver medals.

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2008 Beijing Mens Fencing Silver Medalists. Pictured from Left to Right:
Keeth Smart, Tim Morehouse, Jason Rogers, and James Williams.

London 2012 Games

Four MFC students participated in 2012 London Olympics and three of them finished top 8 in the individual competitions. 
Daryl Homer-6th  Individual, Tim Morehouse-8th  Individual, Dagmara Wozniak-6th Individual,
Tim Morehouse, James Williams, Daryl Homer-8th  Team

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2012 London Olympians. Pictured from Left to Right:
Tim Morehouse, Dagmara Wozniak, Yury Gelman, James Williams, Daryl Homer.

Rio 2016 Games

Five-time Olympic – Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio- fencing coach for Men’s Sabre, Head fencing coach of St. John’s University, and founder of Manhattan Fencing Center, Yury Gelman has made an incredible impact in U.S. fencing history. Three of his fencers participated in the 2016 RIO Olympics to represent the United States of America and came home with Silver medal and Bronze. Daryl Homer won Silver Medal, Dagmara Wozniak and Monika Aksamit – Bronze Medals!

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2016 RIO Olympians. Pictured from Left to Right: Yury Gelman, Dagmara Wozniak, Daryl Homer and Monika Aksamit.