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Amarillo Competitive Fencing Association


     AC Fencing Association  provides leadership to the Amarillo College Personal Enrichment (Continuing Education) fencing classes at Amarillo College.  ACFA Head Coach Chuck Slaughter is the instructor for all four of the Amarillo College fencing classes as follows: 
     The Youth Beginning Fencing Class meets on Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
     The Youth Intermediate Fencing Class meets on Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
     The Adult Beginning Fencing Class meets on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
     The Adult Intermediate / Advanced Fencing Class meets on Monday from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This class also meets on Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for individual lessons as scheduled by the coaching staff.
     ACFA practices at Russell Hall, Rooms 104 and 103, on the Washington Street Campus in Amarillo, Texas.
     ACFA members 13 years of age or older are required to register in either the beginning adult or the intermediate / advanced adult fencing class.
     ACFA members 12 years of age or younger are required to register in the beginning youth or intermediate youth fencing class.
     Please consult with Coach Slaughter to determine what class is appropriate for your experience.
     You can register for the Amarillo College fencing classes online at www.actx.edu.

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ACFA Head Coach Richard Howard

Head Coach Emeritus Howard has been coaching fencing for over 30 years.  He is certified by the United States Fencing Coaches Association and the Academie d' Armes Internationale as a Moniteur D' Escrime in foil, epee and sabre and is a professional member of the United States Fencing Association.  Coach Howard was initially trained by his maternal grandfather, Mr. T. E. Anderson, who was a student of Ralph Faulkner at the Falcon Studios in the late 1920's and early 1930's.  In addition, as a young teenager, Coach Howard's grandfather placed him under the tutelage of Maestro Nick Toth in Colorado Springs in 1960.  Coach Howard has helped develop the talent of numerous fencers, producing numerous fencers who have competed at the National Junior Olympic Championships and other national competitions.  He is also a certified fencing referee in all three weapons.  Coach Howard is a retired professor of Biology at Amarillo College and is the former curator of the AC Natural History Museum.  He is also a concert pianist and composer.  Coach Howard has suffered in recent years from Parkinson's disease, which has severely curtailed his ability to coach.

ACFA Staff
Head Coach
  • Chuck Slaughter
  • Bary Nusz
  • Kala Simpson
  • Juleah Nusz

Board of Directors

  1. Bary Nusz
  2. Kala Simpson
  3. Joana Conway
  4. Chris Wrampelmeier
  5. Danny Castleman
  6. Chuck Slaughter
  7. Will Willis
  8. Mathew Gasparovich
  9. (Vacant position)
  • Will Willis
  • Mathew Gasparovich
Senior Teaching Assistants
"Red Shirts"
  • Grace Castleman
  • Micah Castleman

AC Fencing Association
is the home club of
The 2009 USFA National Champion and the 2010 USFA National Silver Medalist in Junior Women's Epee.

This is the official website of the Plains Texas Division of USA Fencing.