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ABOUT US

Long Island Fencing Center

Long Island Fencing Center is the newest fencing center on Long Island.  It's conveniently located in the heart of Long Island at 1 Old Country Rd, Suite LL08,  in Carle Place, NY; close to all major highways.  It's about 15 minutes from Queens and  30 minutes from upstate NY and NYC.  LIRR trains are also nearby. 

 

In the neighborhood, you may find Long Island's Largest Shopping Center Roosevelt Field Mall; stores like Target, Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and etc; and all kinds of cuisines. There are also many choices for lodging: Courtyard by Marriott; Hampton Inn; Homewood Suites by Hilton; Springhill Suites by Marriott;  Hyatt Place; Holiday Inn; and Red Roof Plus.   Everything is within either walking distant or less than 5 minutes of driving.

 

The 8500 SQFT facility equipped with 15 full-sized competition strips, 4 classrooms for homework and private tutoring (Regents, SAT, SATII, ACT) for students, changing rooms, a party room, and the LIFC Pro Shop.  The cafeteria is also available in the hall for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Our center offers classes for all levels and all ages.  We also offer intensive training for high school fencers.  

For inquiries, please email us at info@lifencingcenter.com, or call us at 516-882-4777.

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MEET OUR COACHES

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Alex Abend

Epee Head Coach / Epee Program Director

A native of Russia, Alex Abend was a top U.S. fencer, a member of the 2006 and 2007 Men's National Champion Teams.  His students were National and Junior Olympic Champions, Cadet, Junior and Senior National Team members. The most recent title his student had achieved is the 2019 Summer National Junior Championship.  Alex Abend was also the Head Coach of the Junior Fencing Program at the New York Athletic Club.  

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Ivan Lee

Sabre Head Coach / Sabre Program Director

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ivan Lee has been in the sport of fencing for over 25 years. In that time, he has managed to collect four world championship medals, win five Div 1 National Championships, win two NCAA sabre titles, and compete in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He was inducted into the USA Fencing Hall of Fame in 2014.

Since his retirement from competition, he has served as an instructor for the Peter Westbrook Foundation, the Fencing Commissioner for the NYC Public Schools Athletic League and a referee for both the NCAA and USA Fencing. He is also the Head Women's Fencing Coach at Long Island University.

Yeisser Ramirez

Epee Coach

A native of Cuba, Yeisser Ramirez is a US Olympian competed in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. 

As a fencer, he won the Bronze medal at the 2016 Stockholm Satellite Tournament; finished 12 in 2015 Pan America Championships; won the championship of 2013 November North American Cup; and finished top 3 in 2013 and 2012 Division 1 Men's Epee National Championships. 


Yeisser, a member of the Peter Westbrook Foundation, started coaching in 2008 and has worked with athletes in all levels.  
 

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Joseph Brajdic

Sabre Coach

 

A native of Long Island, New York, Joseph Brajdic has been active in the sport of fencing since the age of 14. He has been an active member of the republic of Croatia fencing team since he was 15 and competing in the Cadet, Junior, and Senior World championships and European championships. 

He is currently still competing as a fencer as he has aspirations and dreams of qualifying for either France 2024 olympic games or the LA 2028 olympic games. 

As a coach, he had been an assistant coach at NY Fencers Club.  Currently, besides coaching at LIFC, he is also coaching the Garden City High School Boys Varsity Fencing Team.


 

DIRECTIONS

ADDRESS

1 OLD COUNTRY RD, SUITE LL08

CARLE PLACE, NY 11514

CENTER HOURS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

6:00PM - 9:00PM

5:00PM - 8:00PM

6:00PM - 9:00PM

5:00PM - 8:00PM

5:00PM - 9:00PM

10:00AM - 1:00PM

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