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

Alex Abend

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. Alex Abend was the Head Coach of the Junior Fencing Program at the New York Athletic Club.  

Yevgeniy (Jay) Karyuchenko

Epee Coach

Yevgeniy (Jay) Karyuchenko started fencing at age 10. During his career, Jenya was the 2012 Cadet European Champion and top 8 finalists of Cadet World Cup multiple times while representing Ukrainian national team. In juniors, he won gold at North American Cup and finished 3rd in World Cup Udine team event. 

 

Jenya received a full scholarship from St. John’s University. During his college career, he was the individual Gold medalist at 2014 NCAA Championship and a Bronze medalist in 2016; twice First-team All-American and Second-Team All-American honors.

Alex Tsinis

Epee Coach

Alexander Tsinis has been in the sport of fencing for over 25 years. As a younger fencer, Alex won the 1998 NY City High SchooI Fencing Championship. During college, he fenced for the NYU fencing team qualifying to the  NCAA Finals three times - earning Division I All American Honors. During his fencing career, Alex has been ranked as top 8 USA fencer for the past 10 years. He was 2x National Champion in Division I - 2012 & 2013; 6 times National Champion in Team Epee; 2 times Division 3 USA Foil Champion; and 2009 Maccabiah Silver Medalist.  Alexander Tsinis has been representing the United States at World Cups since 2005.

Natalie Gareeva

Foil Coach

Coach Natalie Gareeva was a strong competitive foil fencer for 15 years. During which she represented the Kazakhstan national team for 7 years. Natalie was the champion of many national competitions and fenced in the highest international level including world cups, Asian championships, and world championships.  

 

When she finished her fencing career she started a foil program at IFA in 2007.

In 10 years Natalie ran a very successful program, raising many SYC champions, NAC, and national medalists.

Coach Gareeva is a strong coach who loves her students and always sets high goals for them to achieve.

Ivan Lee

Sabre Coach

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.

DIRECTIONS

ADDRESS

1 OLD COUNTRY RD, SUITE LL08

CARLE PLACE, NY 11514

CENTER HOURS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

By Appointment Only

4:30PM - 8:30PM

By Appointment Only

4PM - 7:30PM

5PM - 8:30PM

11AM - 3:00PM

By Appointment Only

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