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- International Coaching Seminar for the coaches from the African Continet
- African Fencing Championship
- Fencing Material Donation
- International Fencing Course
- Panamerican Fencing Confederation Congress
- PAN AMERICAN FENCING CONFEDERATION CONGRESS , EL SALVADOR , 04 OF JULY 2009
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- Mr. David Munguia, Honorary Member
- International Coaching Seminar for Fencing Coaches from Asia
- World Fencing Championships 2009
- For the future of fencing. ICF Activities around the world
- INTERNATIONAL CHARITY FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE OF FENCING
FOR THE FUTURE OF FENCING
Facilitating international popularization of fencing and raising
it to a higher level worldwide.
To create conditions favoring successful and dynamic
development of fencing on all continents of the globe.
Boosting viewer interest in fencing.
Getting the public at large involved in fencing, including
children, students, and physically challenged individuals.
Raising the organizational, methodological, and material level
of low-budget and newly-formed national fencing federations.
Enhancing the professional qualifications of referees, coaches,
and fencing specialists.
Ensuring the participation of gifted fencers of any national
fencing federation in official International Fencing Federation
Strengthening the methodological and material resources of
Getting all types of fencing to be included in the Olympic
Games and securing 12 sets of medals for fencing sport.
Making charitable donations with a view to accomplishing the
Fund’s aims and goals.
During the FIE congress in December 2008, a new president was elected,
the founder of ICF “For the Future of Fencing”, Mr. Alisher Usmanov. He
is a person who sincerely loves fencing, and puts all his effort into the
development of this sport.
A clear example of this is the work of ICF in all the continents.
Since 2005, the main objective of ICF is to support all the National Fencing
Federations worldwide, which has been accomplished with success .
This year was no exception. All the events with the participation of ICF
during 2009 were carried out with the help of FIE, and without a doubt,
the realization of all the International Seminars and Camps of the highest
level, are the result of the hard work of ICF “For the Future of Fencing” in
conjunction with FIE.
The President of the Association of National Olympic Committees
(ANOC) and the Pan-American Olympic Committee (PASO) Mr.
Mario Vazquez Raña was awarded on behalf of FIE with a
commemorative present for his practical help in the development
of fencing in the Pan-American continent. Mr. Mario Vazquez
Raña is the Honorary President of ICF “For The Future Of
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Confédération Africaine d’Escrime
Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor
122 Dakar, Sénégal
President: Mbagnick Ndiaye
International Coaching Seminar
for the coaches from the African Continet
From June 10 to 17, 2009 in Dakar, Senegal, the International Coaching Seminar of Fencing for the Coaches From the African
Continent was carried out. This seminar was organized by ICF in conjunction with FIE.
24 coaches from 17 countries attended this seminar, taking lessons during the morning and the afternoon. There was special
attention to the theoretical part of the seminar, according to the coaches’ needs. The lessons were divided in three subjects:
-Fencing teaching methodology for beginners.
-Training process planning for athletes with different technical levels.
-Annual work plan development for coaches.
African coaches in a theoretical lesson.
International Coaching Seminar, part of fencing development.
In all the lessons, the main objective was the organization and fulfillment of training for rookies, teaching methods for individuals,
and exercises in pairs as one of the main methods for preparing the fencer.
All the attendants were actively participating in diverse debates and analysis about various issues suggested during the lessons.
At the end of the seminar, each coach received a diploma.
Mr. Mbagnik, the president of the African Fencing Confederation said that this seminar was a very important event for the African
continent, and for the first time it was carried out with this amount of participants. Also, Mr. Mbagnik expressed his gratitude to
the president of FIE, Mr. Alisher Usmanov, for his attention at the development of fencing in the African continent.
African Fencing Championship
With the African Fencing Confederation invitation, the president
of ICF “For the Future of Fencing” Mr. Vitaly Logvin participated
in the African Fencing Championship, and memorial for
For the first time, this championship took place in Senegal, with
a good organization from the African Fencing Confederation,
with help from the International Fencing Federation (FIE). In
this event, for the first time in history, 14 countries participated,
being a record for the continent.
Dakar, 06/08 - 10/08
Fencers in a duel.
Many African countries participated for the first time in the
African Fencing Championship, thanking FIE and the African
Fencing Confederation for this great opportunity.
At this moment, African fencing is at the first stage in the
process of its development.
During the closing ceremony of the
seminar, and as a part of the philanthropy
program for the National Federations of
the African continent, ICF sent to Dakar
100 sets of fencing material. This is a
total of 100 suits, 100 masks, 100 electric
epee, 100 electric cords, 100 gloves. This
was divided in 20 jumbo fencing bags,
with 5 sets in each bag. Each one of the
representatives of the National Fencing
Federations received 5 sets of fencing
material from ICF and FIE.
This ICF initiative in conjunction with FIE,
gave the African National Federations
the possibility of increasing the amount
of athletes in their fencing clubs.
Fencing Material Donation
Fencing sets for African Federations.
During his visit, Mr. Vitaly Logvin had
a meeting with the Minister of Youth,
Sports, & Recreation, Mr. Mamadou
Lamine Keita. In this meeting, they talked
some issues about the development of
fencing in the African continent. Another
important aspect of this meeting was
the discussion of a future project for
the existence of a professional fencing
preparation in a major level.
In this meeting, Mr. Logvin presented
Mr. Lamine 20 fencing suits for trainers,
which were given later to the national
fencing federations of Africa.
This continent has an enormous
potential to create world class athletes
just as Olympic medal winners. With
the development programs of FIE and
ICF, and the active and permanent
participation of the African Fencing
Confederation, there is a great possibility
of reaching this objective.
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Yucatan peninsula and Central America
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Confederacion Panamericana de Esgrima
Av. Anillo Periferico y Av. del Conscripto
Col. Lomas de Sotelo, Deleg. Miguel Hidalgo
President: Jorge Castro Rea
International Fencing Course
From March 23 to 30, 2009, in San Salvador, El Salvador, a
very important event for fencing in Latin America took place.
Thanks to the support of Mr. Alisher Usmanov, president of
the International Fencing Federation, the International Fencing
Course was carried out, with the presence of the president of
the Salvadoran Olympic Committee, Mr. Eduardo Palomo, as
well as the Prime Minister of Sports, Mr. Jorge Hernandez Isussi,
who were honored to carry out this course in coordination with
the Salvadoran Fencing Federation, and with the support of FIE
This event broke the record of attendants, with 24 participaiting
countries with the purpose of helping the development of
fencing in the Panamerican area. During the course, the
participants took classes two times a day, in the morning
and in the afternoon. The program included both theoretical
and practical classes. The participants received knowledge in
training psychology and methodology, training planning for
individual and team practice, and as an important objective,
they learned how to teach individual classes to rookie athletes.
Panamerican Fencing Championship, part of fencing development.
Participant with her diploma.
Each one of the participants
took a test about the lessons
they learned, and at the
end of the course, they got
diplomas for the knowledge
During the International Seminar in El Salvador, according to the support and development program for the National Fencing
Federations in the Panamerican continent, ICF “For the Future of Fencing”, together with FIE, organized a special event to donate
fencing material. During this event, the representatives of each federation received 5 fencing suits, 5 masks, 6 electric weapons,
10 gloves, 6 electric cords, and one jumbo fencing bag.
In total, 120 suits, 120 masks, 150 electric weapons, 250 gloves, 150 electric cords, and 25 jumbo fencing bags were donated.
This is one more step forward for the future of fencing in the Panamerican continent.
Panamerican Fencing Championship
From July 2 to 9, 2009, the Panamerican Fencing Championship
took place in El Salvador, San Salvador, where 18 countries
participated. This is a record of participation in a Panamerican
The ICF “For the Future of Fencing” had an active participation
in the organization and fulfillment of this championship,
according to the 2009 work program. ICF provided 3 sets of
San Salvador, 02/07 - 09/07
electronic score machines, and 3 All Star metallic strips. For
the referee video support, an agreement was made with the
company “Fencing Pictures” (with license of Swiss Timing).
As a result of hard work, the organization committee, together
with all the parts involved, carried out a successful event.
Panamerican Fencing Confederation Congress
15 national federations from the Pan-American continent took part in the congress. The congress addressed various issues and
topics related to the development of fencing in the continent. The president of the Panamerican Confederation, Mr. J. Castro, told
the participants about the FIE Executive Committee meeting in Budapest. He also announced a project to develop the continental
confederations. A highlighted issue was the invitation of the Presidents of National Fencing Federations to the FIE Congress in
Palermo and the athletes to the World Fencing Championships in Antalya, Turkey. This message caused very positive reactions
from all participants and some words of gratitude from various National Fencing Federations to FIE. At the Congress, countries
candidates were selected for the 2010 Pan-American championships. The final decision on this matter will be taken in November
2009. The Congress has passed in a good friendly atmosphere.
15 national federations from the Pan-American continent took part in the congress. The
congress addressed various issues and topics related to the development of fencing on the
continent. President of Confederation Mr. J.Kastro told to the participants about FIE
Executive Committee meeting in Budapest he also announced a project to develop the
continental confederations. A highlighted issue was the invitation of Presidents of NFF
for the FIE Congress in Palermo and the athletes at the world fencing championships in
Antalya, this message has caused very positive reactions from all participants and some
words of gratitude from various NFF to FIE. At the Congress, countries candidates were
selected for the 2010 Pan-American championships, the final decision on this matter will
be taken in November 2009. The Congress has passed in a good friendly atmosphere.
San Salvador, 04/07
Active participation during the congress.
Mr. David Munguia, Honorary Member
For the active help to the FIE and ICF related to the organization and conduct of international forums, seminars and conferences
on fencing at the Pan-American continent, the Minister of Defense and President of the Fencing Federation of Salvador, General
David Munguia has been made an Honorary Member of ICF “For The Future of Fencing”. On behalf of the President of the
International Fencing Federation and Founder of the International Charity Foundation “For The Future of Fencing” Mr. Alisher
Usmanov, the general David Munguia was awarded with a special present.
Grand Opening of the championship.
Northern Asia covered by snow.
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Fencing Confederation of Asia
Fencing Centre, PSC-Philsports Complex, Meralco Avenue
Pasig City, 104
President: Celso Dayrit
From 18 to 25 May, 2009, in Alma Ata was held an International Training Seminar for fencing coaches from Asia. The seminar was
attended by 35 representatives from 20 national federations of fencing. The learning process for the trainers was organized at the
highest professional level. This is the third International Fencing Seminar, held in Alma Ata for the past 3 years. All the participants
took the course with much attention and enthusiasm. They all participated actively in the theoretical and practical sessions, where
specific issues about the development of the fencing in Asia were discussed.
Following the development and support program during the course, the ICF, together with FIE, gave a total of 100 fencing suits,
100 masks, 100 electric weapons, 100 electric cords, 100 gloves, and 20 jumbo fencing bags to the representatives of the fencing
federations in Asia.
All participants expressed their gratitude to the organizers of the seminar and especially to the President of FIE Mr. Alisher
Usmanov for the opportunity to participate in the seminar where they received new technical knowledge for coaching and
fencing material for their National Fencing Federations.
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Confédération Européenne d’Escrime
D-82 194 Groebenzell-Muenchen
President: Frantisek Janda
Sabre on Ice & Fire
Reykjavik, 01/06 - 07/06
ICF “For future of fencing” in conjunction with the FIE and the Fencing Federation of Iceland, successfully carried out the
international event “Sabre on Ice & Fire”, held in Reykjavik, Iceland. From June 01 to 07, this event had 5 activities: International
training camp, Viking Cup 2009, seminar for referees, fencing demonstration show, and daily video capsules with a documental
video about this project.
Special guests to this event were: member of the FIE executive committee Mrs. Velichka Kristeva, president of the FIE Promotion
Commision Mr. Frantisek Janda, and president of the Nordic Fencing Union Mr. Jørgen Kjøller. In addition to these guests, the event
also had the presence of the member of the FIE executive committee Mr. Max Geuter, as the official FIE representative.
Artistic fencing demonstration, part of fencing development.
The International Training Camp was carried out with great success and at a high professionl level, being the pinnacle of the
event the Master Class taught also by the 4 time Olympic champion Mr. Stanislav Pozdniakov.
The Sabre on Ice & Fire event involved
representatives from 24 countries from
all 5 continents. The main objective of
the project is to promote saber fencing
around the world, especially in small
countries and places where saber is not
a tradition. Showing the sport to the
fencing community around the globe in
a different way of popularization, and
carrying out a fencing demonstration
show during an official FIFA match
between Iceland and Holland with
15,000 spectators being the most
important activities. The fencing show
was performed by World Champions
at artistic fencing from Russia, and
also had the participation of 22
athletes, headed Olympic champion S.
“Pro Olymp 2” Program
According to the 2009 work program of the International
Charity Foundation “For the Future of Fencing”, from September
5 to 11, the International Fencing Camp for junior athletes “Pro
Olymp 2” took place in Luxembourg, with 52 participants from
The Camp was teached by six coaches from Germany, England,
Luxembourg, and Latvia, headed by Olympic champion Naila
Guilazaba from Russia, as the first coach.
This International Camp was held in “D´Coque” National
Sports and Culture Center of Luxembourg. The athletes had the
chance to train using all the facilities of this center, including
swimming pools, weights gymnasium, and the main arena,
specially for free combat and control competitions.
Luxembourg, 05/09 - 11/09
D’Coque main arena.
This project is contemplated for the Olympic cycle, as it helps
the smaller federations, and the popularization of fencing
What distinguishes this project is that at the end of the camp,
the athletes took part in the World Fencing Championship in
Luxembourg during September 12 and 13.
The main aim of the Pro Olymp program are the junior sportsmen
that for the next 10 to 15 years are the ones who will promote
the fencing across the world. All of the participants are proud
of being part of the Pro Olymp 2 project.
D´Coque is one of the best and most modern recreative centers in Europe. Because of this, the ICF together with FIE, are
considering the possibility of making an extraordinary international event in this complex.
Pro-Olymp 2 athletes and officials.
World Fencing Championships 2009
Antalya, 30/09 - 08/10
The president of the International Fencing Federation, Mr. Alisher Usmanov, granted a special prize fund for the medal winners of
the World Fencing Championship 2009 in Antalya, Turkey.
The amount of all the prizes was 234,000.00 USD
Medal and certificate winners.
1st place, gold certificate: 10,000 USD
2nd place, silever certificate: 5,000 USD
3rd place, bronze certificate: 3,000 USD
1st place, gold certificate: 10,000 USD
2nd place, silver certificate: 5,000 USD
3rd place, bronze certificate: 3,000 USD
During 2009, the International Charity Foundation “For the Future of Fencing”, in
conjunction with FIE, realized a great work supporting the development of fencing
across the world. Among all the activities, seven important events were carried out for
the National Fencing Federations.
According to the program for the development of fencing, three important international
seminars were organized for the preparation of coaches: the first one during March
in San Salvador, El Salvador for the American continent, the second one in Alma Ata,
Kazakhstan, for the Asian continent, during May, and the third one in Dakar, Senegal
in June, for the African continent, where 107 coaches from 61 National Fencing
Federations from these continents learned techniques, tactics and methodologies of
coaching. The Foundation, together with FIE made an important donation of three
complete electronic score machines and three metallic strips, as well as the video
recording for referee support for the International Panamerican Championship in El
Salvador in August. Thanks to these donations, the Salvadoran Fencing Federation
had the opportunity to accomplish a very well organized Championship, respecting
the regulations of FIE. This championship had the participation of 18 countries from
the American continent.
Following the motivation and support program for small Fencing Federations with
low budget, the ICF in conjunction with FIE organized three International Camps
in Iceland, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic, where 176 representative athletes
from 27 National Federations from all continents were invited. The events in Iceland
and Luxembourg had a very special program. At the end of the camps, the athletes
had the fantastic chance to participate immediately in important events as World
Championships and the Viking Cup.
284 athletes and coaches from 81 National Fencing Federations had the chance to
participate in different events. 340 fencing suits, 320 masks, 350 electric weapons,
450 gloves, 350 electric cords, and 65 jumbo fencing bags was the material that ICF
gave to 61 National Federations across the world.
For the future of fencing.
ICF Activities around the world
to the sport we love!
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