Saber and Surf Camp with Alexey Yakimenko

Advanced Preseason Saber Camp with 10 time World Champion Alexey Yakimenko

The camp features conditioning and fencing exercises on the beach, coupled with ten days of high level professional fencing training.

LJFA is proud to be the hosting venue of this unique and extraordinary camp.

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Competitive and aspiring fencers should not miss the opportunity to work with Saber Legend Alexey Yakimenko.

Camp Program Schedule:

Fencing Monday 8/14 — Thursday 8/17 (6-9pm)
Friday 8/18 — Saturday 8/19 (10am-2pm)
Monday 8/21 — Wednesday 8/23 (6-9pm)
  • Stretching, Coordination, and Conditioning
  • Footwork and Bladework Drills Led by Alexey Yakimenko
  • Saber Referee Discussions with Olympic Referee Vlad Shamis
  • Bouting Practice with supervised strip coaching
Surf Monday 8/14 — Thursday 8/17 (10am-1pm)
Monday 8/21 — Wednesday 8/23 (10am-1pm)
  • Fitness exercises: conditioning, agility training, stretching, and footwork on the beach
  • Team Games: Volleyball, Bocce, Frisbee, Soccer, and Football
  • Swimming, Boogie Boarding, and Surfing in the Pacific Ocean

Everything will be held on the pristine Del Mar beach

Fencing Demonstration and LJFA Grand Opening Party Friday 8/18 (6pm-10pm)
A-Level Saber Tournament Sunday 8/20 (10am-2pm)
  • Refereed by Olympic Referee Vlad Shamis

Camp Coaches:

Alexey Yakimenko
Alexey is an Individual World Champion, nine-time Team World Champion eleven-time European champion (team and individual), and team bronze medallist in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He won the Fencing World Cup series three times (2004–05, 2006–07, 2010–11), with fifteen titles to his name, and earned five gold medals in the Universiade.
Dmitriy Guy
Dmitriy is a Soviet Union National Champion, finalist at two Junior World Championships, US Open champion, two-time Maccabiah Gold Medalist. Dmitriy students have become World Champions, US Open Champions, and World Cup Medalists. Dmitriy has also been the national coach of the US fencing team for many important international competitions at the cadet, junior, and senior levels.
Vladislav Shamis
Vlad is a Two Time Olympic Saber Referee and a Member of The European Fencing Referee Commission. Vlad also competed at various high level tournaments for the Russian National Team.

Camp Assistants:

Erwin Cai
Erwin currently fences for Harvard university. He is a 2016 U17 Mixed Team World Champion, 2016 U17 Individual World Silver Medalist, Took gold at the 2015 Konin, Poland U17 World Cup.
Philippe Guy
Philippe currently fences for Harvard University. He is a Bronze medalist at the Junior World Cup team event in Phoenix, Arizona (2016). He Finished in the top 8 at the Junior North American Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah (2015) and was the Cadet Summer Nationals champion (2014).

Special Guests:

Barron Nydam
Barron has represented the United States at two Junior Fencing World Championships, and has won two silver and two bronze medals at Junior Fencing World Cups. He is a gold medalist at the Junior North American Cup. Barron has competed for the University of Notre Dame, has won a National Championship, and is a four time All American. Barron is currently an assistant coach for UCSD fencing.
Josh Runyan
Josh won the gold medal in the team event competition and won a silver medal in the individual competition at the Veteran World Championships. He also represented the US at the Armed Forces World Championships. As a coach Josh is the associate head coach and head saber coach of the UCSD fencing team. Josh’s students have gone on to become NCAA All-Americans.
Anna Yakimenko
Anna is a World Cup Champion(Russian National Team). She is also a Russian Individual National Champion.


$1000for the full 10 daysclick here to sign-up
$100per day
(can book any number of days)
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If you have any questions about the camp please contact Dmitriy Guy at mobile: 6198571451 email: or Email LJFA

Lodging also can be provided. Contact Dmitriy or LJFA for more information about lodging.

Pre-Summer Nationals Intensive Saber Camp 2017

Pre-Summer Nationals Intensive Saber Camp 2017

Get ready to compete at your highest level! Elite Saber Camp focused on preparing advanced saber fencers for the 2017 USFA National Championship at LJFA Pre-Summer Nationals Intensive Camp.

The camp will be run in addition to our Spartak Open Fencing Program from Monday, June 19th to Saturday, June 24th.

Our LJFA students will get the opportunity to have extra training with our coaches & fencers from other clubs.

6-Day Camp Includes:

  • Footwork & Bladework Drills
  • Bouting Practice
  • Film Review and Strategy Sessions
  • Team Events & Practice Tournaments


Dmitriy GuyUS North American Open Champion and Soviet Union National Champion
Anna YakimenkoWorld Cup Champion (Russian National Team Member)
Barron NydamSpecial Guest: Junior World Team Member/NCAA Champion


Monday, June 19th — Saturday, June 24th


Monday-Friday10am-2pm & 7-10pm(regularly scheduled Spartak bouting practice)
Saturday10am-3pm(Practice Competition)

Prices & Registrations:

Registration Fee
$500for the entire week for non-membersclick here to sign-up
$400for the entire week for LJFA membersclick here to sigh-up
$100per day at the door if you cannot commit for the full weekclick here to sigh-up *

You can also register for camps by filling out the Camp Registration Form and submitting it to LJFA office.

Please contact Dmitriy Guy for any other questions at

One-Day Epee Clinic with Gago Demirchian

One-Day Epee Clinic with Gago Demirchian

LJFA is happy to announce a special One-Day Epee Clinic with former US National Coach Gago Demirchian. Gago's students have gone to fence at the Olympics and World Championships. The camp is specially designed for preparing fencers for Summer Nationals.

Gago will work with the participants on:

  • Footwork
  • Bladework
  • Strategy
  • Video Analysis
  • Strip Coaching


Friday, May 28, 2017


11:00 am — 1:30 pm

Prices & Registrations:

Registration Fee
$100With Pre Registrationclick here to sign-up
$110At The Door*

You can also register for camps by filling out the Camp Registration Form and submitting it to LJFA office.

Please contact Dmitriy Guy for any other questions at