Camp Director Phillipe Brillant brings more than 10 years of experience to the Newark Academy Cetrulo Family Fencing Center, as he began his fencing career at St. Benedict's Prep as a freshman. He went on to fence at NJIT as a Division I fencer and began his coaching career shortly thereafter. As a club coach, Brillant has helped to establish one of the premier fencing clubs in the Tri-State area, Durkan Fencing Academy. He specializes in foil, with five years experience in teaching épée and sabre, as well. Over the past six years, he has taught and coached more than 100 students and has helped individual fencers on all levels achieve various levels of success, from local competition medals, Junior Olympic and NCAA qualifiers and top finishers, to finals and podium appearances from fencers on a national and international scale. With a unique blend of unparalleled work ethic and high-level IQ in fencing, fencers will be given the opportunity to excel in the sport of fencing and will gain skills to help them achieve success in life.
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