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Top fencing academy
opens new Forest Hills
location near Austin St.
New York’s premier fencing academy opens a new location in Forest Hills just a block from Austin
BY BILL PARRY
Forest Hills is the new home of one of
New York’s premier fencing schools.
Sheridan Fencing Academy opened its
latest location just a block from Austin
Street, the neighborhoods main commercial
corridor, at 106-06 Queens Blvd.
Th e 2,000-square-foot facility is run by
head coach Mihail Etropolski and operated
out of the Forest Hills Jewish Center.
Etropolski has been coaching fencing for
more than a decade, working with beginners
to national fi nalists.
As a competitor, he represented
the United States at numerous World
Cups and at the 2010 Pan American
Championships. Etropolski is also part of
an impressive fencing legacy: his father is
the 1983 World Champion and his uncle,
the 1985 silver medalist.
“At Sheridan Fencing Academy, our
mission is to provide students with world
class coaching in a fun environment,”
Sheridan Fencing founder and head coach
Jason Sheridan said. “We are thrilled to
expand into Queens.”
Fencing is an increasingly popular sport
Courtesy Sheridan Fencing Academy
that develops self-confi dence, physical
ability and discipline, while providing a
great opportunity to make new friends.
Th e academy uses the slogan “give your
kids an edge” on its website.
Sheridan Fencing’s fl agship Upper East
Side location is home to many of the
top fencers in the country, including
world and national champions. Sheridan
Academy also opened another location in
Sheridan opened his fi rst academy in
2007 aft er training in Poland with world
renowned coach Zbigniew Czajkowski.
He is the only American to complete
the master’s program at the Academy of
Physical Education in Katowice, Poland.
Aft er returning to the United States,
Sheridan went on to train and develop
some of the top fencers in the country,
and is the fi rst American-born coach
in history to train a World Champion in
Sheridan Fencing’s unique methodology
and training system have enabled
them to turn beginners into some of the
nation’s top athletes. For more information
on Sheridan Fencing or to enquire
about coaching opportunities visit their
website here or call 212-831-0764.
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