Our School of Fencing
We teach fencing by example, in a fun, positive, and safe environment. We believe that every child, girl or boy, woman or man,
can fence, regardless of age or athletic ability.
Even though fencing is centuries old, it has been constantly evolving - not just in terms of style, but also as new,
more effective ways of fencing were developed. We teach bladework, footwork, and tactical skills, following the
Modern German (a.k.a. Beck/Tauber) school of modern Olympic fencing.
As of Fall 2016, at 10 trainings a week, in 3 locations, there are about 65 fencers currently training with us.
Delta fencers come from cities around California's Central Valley, covering Lodi, Stockton, Escalon, Riverbank, Tracy, and Modesto, and in
Livermore Valley, serving Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, and San Ramon.
Our youngest ones are just over 6, and most experienced over 60 (but who's counting), approximately equal number of
males and females. Some have fenced before, but most learned their first fencing moves with us.
Our Athletes Success
Over the years, Delta Fencing Center athletes have participated in numerous competitions. While our main metrics of cuccess is the technical quality of their fencing, and how they portraid themseves as the athletes, there are a few exceptional results we are proud of:
- 2012 Silver medal, Super Youth Circuit, Ancel Camacho
- 2012 #5 on the Y10 US Fencing National Points List, Ancel Camacho
- 2013 Bay Cup Y12 end-of-season placement #1, 2, 3, and 4 for Delta Fencing Center (Camacho, Stroh, Swanson, Hole)
- 2015 Youth National Champion (modern pentathlon) - Rachel Coleman
- 2015 Junior National Champion (modern pentathlon) - Rachel Coleman
- 2015 Modern Pentathlon Youth World Championships, Mexico City, Mexico - Rachel Coleman
- 2015 Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Rachel Coleman
Our main training facility is in one of the Stockton's newest, premier recreation centers - the Arnold Rue Community Center,
located at 5758 Lorraine Avenue, Stockton, CA. We are training in the dance room,
with one wall lined with mirrors, great for posture and footwork exercises; Outside the Arnold Rue center is a great
community park with water features, to rest sore eyes after a day of fencing.
Ample parking, free of charge is available in the parking lot, right outside the Arnold Rue main entrance.
Besides the range of fencing classes in Stockton, we also teach fencing classes within the Arts and Recreation programs in Tracy and within
the Parks and Recreation in Livermore.
Zoran Djurisic - Moniteur d'Épée (USFCA), coach.
Started fencing in college as a graduate student, Zoran has a decade of competetive experience. Rated fencer, competed as senior and
veteran fencer at competitions from The Bay Cup to Pacific Coast Championship and North American Cup. Zoran has trained with several
extraordinary coaches, including Abdul Habek (former Morocco's Olympic Coach) and Paul Soter (former US Olympic Men's Epee coach, Athens 2004).
Zoran is professional member of the US Fencing Association and a professional coach accredited by the US Fencing Coaches Association.
Zoran holds Doctorate in Chemical and Fuels Engineering from the University of Utah, and post-doctoral studies at University of California,
Berkeley in data systems and modelling for thermo-chemical sciences. When not fencing, Zoran works on consulting projects in the areas of air
quality, combustion and in novel fuels for your fireplace and barbecue.
Maja Djurisic - Assistant Moniteur d'Épée (USFCA), assistant coach.
Coming from the fencing school of famous John De Cesare, Maja is nationally rated competetive veteran member of the US Fencing Association,
and a professional coach accredited by the US Fencing Coaches Association.
Maja holds Master's degree in Architecture from the renowed Moscow Architectural Institute. When not fencing, Maja creates artwork in mixed
media and paints on silk; her work has been exhibited in galleries in Europe and in the USA.