A Chat with AFFA - Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Classes are taught by world-class coaches, earning both national and NCAA titles, as well as former national-team members. Activities take place in a fully equipped, fencing-specific gym with all the electrical gear (masks, gloves, sabers, and jackets) provided.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
[We start with] boys and girls [aged] 6 years and older. No prior experience is required.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We have been involved in fencing forever, starting really young as competitors. Fencing made us travel the world, get full scholarships at prestigious universities, make friends from different countries, and brighten our horizons. The goal is to allow kids to have the same opportunity.
What do you love most about your job?
The best part of our job is that we are lucky enough that our profession is also our passion. Fencing is our first love, and it doesn’t feel like a duty or a task for us.