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Welcome To Thrust Fencing Academy Located In Nyack, NY

Mika'il Sankofa

Mika'il Sankofa, Three-Time Olympian and Owner of Thrust Fencing Academy

Thrust Fencing Academy takes pride in providing families an affordable haven for kids and adults to learn one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.

Located at the historic YMCA in Nyack, New York, Thrust Fencing Academy is dedicated to enriching the lives of students age 5- Adult through the Olympic sport of Sabre fencing.

Given that fencing is a one-on-one versus a team sport, the rewards for students learning the art form are many and include:

  • Improves focus, concentration and decision making skills

  • Fosters self-esteem, self-worth and independence

  • Stimulates student curiosity about unconventional sports

  • Teaches importance of exercise w/a non- traditional sport

  • Teaches courtesy and respect of peers

  • Teaches focus, cooperation and conflict resolution

Thrust Fencing Academy Training Advantages

  • Coach - Mika‚Äôil Sankofa, Three-Time Olympian,¬†Hungarian Honors Maestro‚Äôs Degree

  • 20 years of experience teaching students fencing at beginner, National and World Class level

  • Proven results, including National Champions, Junior Olympic Champions & World Team Members

  • Club Membership - Lowest fees in the region ($800 -$1000 Savings)

  • Discount Monthly Fees for Group Classes and Private Lessons

  • All Fencing equipment provided free for beginners - Protective ¬†Mask, Jacket, Weapon, Glove as well as Electric Scoring Equipment

  • 6000 Sq Ft Gym for fencing

  • 2000 Sq Ft Mirrored Studio for Private Lessons & Footwork

  • 2000 Sq Ft Fully Equipped Weight Room & Aerobic Machines

  • 18 Meter Swimming Pool

  • Jacuzzi with adjacent Sauna & Steam Rooms

  • Private Video Screening Room

  • Study Lounge & Game Room Foosball & Ping Pong

  • Locker rooms & showers

  • Members-only access

Thrust Fencing Academy

Recent News

  • Posted on Oct 13th, 2016 at 9:00 am, in Uncategorized

    Sterling Grube (pictured above with coach Sankofa) worked hard over the summer and the results are starting to show! In just his third competitive season, Sterling finished 3rd at the Mission RJCC Cadet Men’s Sabre competition in September and followed up with a 13th place finish out of 140 competitors at the OCTOBER Detroit CADET [...]
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  • Posted on Aug 1st, 2016 at 2:38 am, in Uncategorized

    L-R Sterling Grube, Coach Mika’il Sankofa, Hudson Santana Thrust Fencing Academy had a great summer nationals in Dallas, Tx this July. Sending five athletes to the National Championships with competitors in Y12 Men’s Sabre – Kyle Megerditchian, Div II, Div III Men’s Sabre – Zach Hoffman and Cadet and Junior Men’s Sabre – Hudson Santana, [...]
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  • Posted on Apr 3rd, 2016 at 11:20 am, in Uncategorized

    They say bad starts make for a great ending! ¬†Well that’s what Kyle Megerditchian decided on at the Lilov RYC Y12 Men’s Sabre event held on April 2! En route to his first RYC Championship, he started the day off in pools 2-4, which wasn’t ideal and put him ranked 18th in the direct elimination [...]
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  • Posted on Feb 25th, 2016 at 7:52 pm, in Uncategorized

    Thrust Elite Squad L-R Sterling Grube, Aidan Russell, Hudson Santana “It was a great day for our team and the recent Junior Olympic Championships in Cleveland,” noted coach Mika’il Sankofa. “Our boys have come a long way in just a few months. First we defeated a very good west coast PDX team 45-43 seeded #7 [...]
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  • Posted on Nov 30th, 2015 at 9:00 pm, in Uncategorized

    Cadet Men’s Sabre Sterling Grube – finished with the silver in Cadet Men’s Sabre narrowly missing the gold 15-14 Hudson Santana – finished with the bronze who narrowly lost to his teammate Grube 15-14 in the round of 8. Aiden Russell – finished 12th and was a few touches from making the top 8. This [...]
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  • Posted on Nov 30th, 2015 at 11:11 am, in Uncategorized

    Train like an Olympian with an Olympian Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Way¬†of¬†the¬†Sword presents Sankofa Sabre Camp with 3x US Olympian December 28 29 & 30 Way¬†of¬†the¬†Sword¬†has teamed up with ¬†Mr.¬†Mika’il¬†Sankofa, 3x US Olympian, to bring you a special learning opportunity to train like an Olympian with an Olympian. We are [...]
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  • Posted on Sep 3rd, 2015 at 3:24 pm, in Uncategorized

    2015 FALL THRUST ROC POSTER PDF¬†The fencing road to the Rio Olympics begins at the Thrust Fall Regional Open Circuit September 12-13 at the Rockland Community College. Hosted by three-time Olympian Mika’il Sankofa head coach and owner of Thrust Fencing Academy in Nyack, NY the competition will feature some of the nations best fencers from [...]
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  • Posted on Jul 8th, 2015 at 1:37 pm, in Uncategorized

    Gillian Parris (10) took it to her girls nationally last week, by placing in the the top 32 in the Y10 Women’s and Y12 Women’s national championships held in San Jose, CA last week. Parris, the 2015 Thrust RYC Y10 Women’s Sabre Champ, placed 23rd in both national events. But what’s interesting is that by [...]
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  • Posted on Jun 29th, 2015 at 7:46 am, in Uncategorized

    Sterling Grube (Pictured L) was well “Sterling” at his second National Championships held at the San Jose Convention center in San Jose, CA! Grube (14) competed in the Cadet Men’s Sabre competition on Saturday and finished 26th out of 104 competitors. A great accomplishment considering he’s only been fencing two years and has a mere [...]
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  • Posted on Jun 18th, 2015 at 9:22 am, in Uncategorized

    With the goal of enhancing the lives of children through the sport of fencing, Thrust Fencing Academy will be holding weekly fencing clinics at Lifetime Fitness in Montvale, New Jersey and Harrison, New York. Students will be taught the basics of the sport and conclude with a team competition to encourage sportsmanship, cooperation, patience and [...]
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First Lesson/Group Class - FREE!

Always wanted to try Fencing but never knew where to go?
The Academy holds classes for students from 5-Adult.
Call 917 512 4813 for a Free private lesson and Group Class with Olympian Mika'il Sankofa.
No time to call? Drop us an email at thrustfencingacademy1@gmail.com
All necessary equipment will be provided.
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