About Texas International Fencing

About Us

The Texas International Fencing Center has been created for training future athletes in the sport of fencing.

We provide professional competitive fencing instruction for all ages and skill levels, developing the strength, flexibility, reflexes, mental awareness, strategy, technique and sportsmanship required for competing at the highest level in National and collegiate NCAA competitions, International World Cups and Olympics.

The Texas International Fencing Center is not just concerned with teaching the art of fencing, but with the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is an element of each and every class, allowing all students to progress confidently toward their personal goals. Classes teach students responsibility, strong character, leadership skills, and ethical conduct. 


Coach Hector Florencia has been involved in the sport of fencing for 15 years as a highly trained international competitor; and was ranked 7th globally in his category in 2014 thanks to Coach Waldek Czaja. He has competed in seven World Championships, over 20 World Cup Grand Prixes, and has been the Senior National Champion and Junior Olympic Champion several times. Coach Hector graduated The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Industry, and attended university with an athletic scholarship. He has competed in the highest levels of NCAA Fencing representing the Ohio State University and has medaled nationally in the US.

Coach Hector was trained by Waldek Czaja, member of the Polish Junior and Senior National Team, medalist in numerous world cup events, National Coach for the US Fencing Team and awarded with the degree of Moniteur L’Armes by the United States Fencing Association.

Coach Hector was also trained by Vladimir Nazlymov, six time Olympic medalist, ten time world champion, national team coach for the Soviet Union and head coach for The Ohio State University. Coach Nazlymov was considered the best fencer of all time by the International Fencing Federation (FIE).