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2017 NFA membership includes: FREE use of club fencing equipment,FREE registration & open fencing. NFA offers: monthly fencing sessions for youth & adult, club tournaments & fencing summer camps at N.J. locations: Little Falls Recreation Center 07424, West Essex Regional School, N.Caldwell 07006, Police Athletic League(PAL) Sparta 07871

NFA Coaching Staff


NFA Founder, President & Fencing Head Coach 
Maestro has been training World,National and State Champions for over thirty years in Europe, USA and Canada. Founder & President of Childrens Fencing Foundation a nonprofit organization. Maestro Trudnos is a highly successful in fencing records.He has developed proper strategies, fencing techniques and creative ideas for individuals and team fencers. As a professional fencer Mark achieved great results at International and National levels. Member of National Saber Teams from 1969 to 1974. Hewon medals at National and International Fencing Championships. Under Maestro Trudnos leadership fencers from NFA have won medals at Senior, Junior, Cadet World Cups ,USA National Championships, North American Cups, Junior Olympics, NJ State Championships, Regional and Super Regional Youth Tournaments. 2000 to 2004 Wayne Valley High School Girl's Team Fencing Head Coach. Since 2007 to 2011 USA Mens and Womens Saber Coach Squad at Fencing Junior-Cadet World Cups in Europe , USA & Canada. Since 2014 West Essex Regional High School Boys and Girls Fencing Head Coach.  

Chris DeNude: NFA Fencing Coach, Foil & Saber
Since 2004 NFA Saber and Foil fencing Coach.Chris DeNude was one of the best saber fencer in New Jersey. Fenced at National & Canadian Circuit Tournaments. Chris best results: 2nd  at J.O. Qualifier NJ Division 2002, 3rd place at Penn State Open 2002, 3rd place at North American Cup, 1st place at Summer National Qualifier 2003, 1st place at 2003 HS District #4. 2003 Chris joined NFA coaching staff. Under Coach Chris supervision many NFA fencers won medals at NJ Chamionships, Youth Super Regional topurnaments, North American Cups, Junior Olympics and USFA Championships.Since 2015 West Essex Regional High School Fencing Coach.

Will Puglisi- NFA Foil Assistant Coach
Will Puglisi - NFA Foil Assistant Coach
Start fencing in 2002. Will finished Passaic Valley high school with senior year record 30-0. He hold two NCAA Div.1 Championships as foilist for Sacred Heart University. Puglisi competed in many USFA Championships & Junior Olympics. He won four titles at Garden States Championships. Since 2011 Fencing Head Coach at Passaic Valley high school, NJ.

Jolanta Trudnos, NFA, Saber Assistant Coach
Since 2010 Coach Jola join NFA. Her passion is to teach younger fencer art of fencing from beginners to high level. Coach Jola bring passion and happiness. Great Saber Coach for beginners & intermediate students.

Mark S.Barandy, NFA, Saber Coach-Retired

Andre Crompton Sabre Coach-Retired
Andre Crompton is a 2002 graduate of the University Of Notre Dame. Andre has competed in many World Cups, has won several national medals, included 2002 Division 1 Men´s Saber Team, gold medal. Andre Crompton is a 2-time NCAA Champion & All American, posted a carrer fencing winning percent of .887 with record 150-21, six best in Notre Dame history.

Gene Packer Epee & Foil Coach -Retired
Gene has been involved with fencing for nearly 50 years. Dr. Gene Packer has been involved with New Jersey fencing since 1988 , has been coaching high school teams, as well as officiating at competitions NJ and upstate New York. The head coach of the N.J. Fair Lawn High School fencing program. Member of the NJ USFA executive committee. Dr. Packer is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the sport of fencing , especially for young students.