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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

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. 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.  

Marat Israelian

Epee Coach

A native of Israel, Marat Israelian started fencing at age 11 and coaching at age 19 as the head coach of Ashkelon FC, a top fencing club in Israel.  Currently, he is the Epee coach at Yale University.

 

As a fencer, he had earned NCAA Individual Champion title twice in 2010 and 2011.  As St. John's team captain, he led the team to finish as the top-four three years in a roll at the NCAA Championship.  He was also a European Championship finalist in 2005; and ranked 3rd in Junior World Ranking in 2003 and 2004.  


As a fencing coach, three fencers made to the Israeli National Team and competed in the World and European Championships.  With two undefeated seasons and two state championships, He was named the New Jersey High School Coach of the Year.  During his first season coaching at Yale University, he helped both the men’s and women’s programs earn a top-10 national ranking; seven Bulldogs earned All-America recognition; one fencer made to the women’s first team.
 

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.

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.

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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