Cercle D’Escrime Melun Val de Seine (CEMVS) is one of France’s most successful fencing clubs, with a strong history of producing national and international champions that continues to this day. Following the success of the previous editions in 2019 and 2021, it is organizing a week long fencing camp open to both national and international fencers in foil.


CAMP CEMVS sets out to offer a fun, educational and rewarding experience centered on improving your fencing skills. The Camp provides a special opportunity to learn and interact with some of the France’s top junior and senior fencing talents who will also be taking to the strips to show as well as talk about the techniques that make them champions, and give you a chance to fence against some of the best.

CEMVS is recognized by the International Fencing Federation as part of the Clubs’ Movement Initiative. The Initiative’s mission is to elevate the level and broaden the base of fencing worldwide by networking the established infrastructure of high-level clubs with guidance and support from the FIE. As a European representative organization, our goal is to provide comprehensive and world-class programs to develop top-level coaches, athletes and officials to promote the highest levels of self-sustaining fencing programs throughout Europe and the world. CAMP CEMVSis a prime example of this effort, targeting the development of the next generation of fencers.

CAMP CEMVS features a program of intensive fencing, skill developments and athletic training led by Olympic and World Champions and top French coaches. Foil participants will gain from direct interaction with world class fencers Wallerand Roger, Paul-Antoine de Belval, Jean Guillaume, all members of the CEMVS, and Armand Spichiger as well as coaches Amir Shabakehsaz, Patrice Lhotellier, Jesús Riaño Torres and Adeline Wuillème.

CAMP CEMVS also offers a strategic focus on Strength and Conditioning, offeringtraining and preparation under the guidance of Robin Hager, athletic coach to the French national fencing team at Insep.

Open to fencers between 8 and 20 years old, participants will be divided into groups on the basis of age and ability, ensuring targeted development and skills training suited to their level.

The Camp’s principal languages will be French and English.

A typical daily schedule is expected to include:

9:00amStretch, Aerobic and Anaerobic Training
10:30amDrills / Matches / Individual lesson
1:00pmVideo Analysis
1:30pmConditioning / Stretch
2:30pmDrills / Matches (Electric)
4:00pmGames / Swimming
8:00pmSupervised Evening Activity

Facilities & Catering:

The Camp will be held in the « Centre de Ressources d’Expertise et de Performances Sportives (CREPS) d’Ile de France, in Chatenay-Malabry close to Paris. Accommodation, athletic training and all outdoor activities will all be held there and fencing practice will take place in the dedicated fencing hall. The Camp is ideally located near Paris, an easy commute and close to public transport.

All meals will be provided on site. For more information on the facilities, please check out their website on

Accommodation will be in double rooms. All dormitories will have adult supervision.

Sanitary situation

The camp will be organized within the sanitary regulations at the time of the camp. These will be communicated to you closer to the camp and will also be in line with the rules and regulations of the French Federation.

It will be strictly forbidden to leave the premises of the camp during the camp, unless it has been previously officially approved.

Fees, Registration and Logistics

The Camp fees are €750. The fee includes accommodation and all meals. Travel to the CREPS de Chatenay-Malabry is the responsibility of the participant, but we can assist you in making suitable arrangements. Evening activities are also included in the fee.

Cancellation policy

The fencing camp will only go ahead if a minimum number of participants is reached. If not or if the current sanitary conditions call for it, the CEMVS reserve the right to cancel the training camp up and until the 30th of June 2022. If this was the case, all fees already paid will be reimbursed to the participants.

Fencers will be expected to arrive at the CREPS de Chatenay-Malabry on the 24th of July 2022 from 9am onwards. The Camp’s opening session and introduction will begin at 10am on that day. The Camp will conclude by 5pm on July 29th, with all fencers expected to vacate the facilities by that time.

The Camp welcomes fencers aged 8 onwards. Fencing and athletic equipment are the responsibility of the participant.

Interested fencers should contact CEMVS for any further information or to reserve their place. To secure your place, contact CEMVS directly.


+33 1 64 39 13 04

(during office hours)

We recommend that you register early as the Camp has a strictly limited number of places to ensure an intimate environment and personal experience for all participants.



National coach, French Foil
Coach for the Senior Men’s national team at insep since August 2021.

National coach, Men’s Junior and Cadet teams Pôle France in Chatenay-Malabry, August 2017- August 2021

Fencing coach, Pays d’Aix from 2008 to 2016.

Assistant national coach, Men’s Foil, Aix en Provence, 2009 to 2016

Assistant national coach Senior National teams at INSEP in 2017

International referee, foil and épée

Retired international fencer, foil

Amir Shabakehsaz:

Amir Shabakehsaz

Simone Piccini:

Fencing coach, Foil

Club Scherma Pisa Antonio Di Ciolo, depuis 2006
Strength and conditioning coach
National coach, Italian Men’s and Women’s team, 2015-2021

Teacher, Italian fencing Coach Program

Simone Piccini

Patrice Lhotellier:

Fencing coach

Technical director and responsible for Melun Val de Seine fencing club

Sport teacher with Melun Township

Member of the French Foil national team from 1986 to 2000

Olympic Gold by team, Sydney 2000, World champion by team, winner of 4 world cups

French National Team support staff (coaching), Men and Women, international competitions.

Patrice Lhotellier

Adeline Wuillème:

Fencing coach and Sport teacher

Fencing coach for Issy-les-Moulineaux and for the Pôle Espoir France in Chatenay-Malabry

Member of the French Foil National team, 1996 to 2008

European Champion, 3rd in World Championships, 3 selections to the Olympic Games

Winner of 6 world cup competitions

Adeline Wuillème

Coach, Melun Val de Seine fencing club since August 2021.

Assistant coach, Pôle Espoir France in Chatenay-Malabry, Men’s Junior and cadet teams.

Fencing coach, Foil and Epée
Head coach, Annemasse Club d’Escrime de 2017 à 2021.
Coach, Fencing Club Scherma Bari, Italy, 2016-2017.
Coach, Fencing Club Scherma Lima, Peru, 2016.
International senior fencer, member of the Cuban team, 2005-2015, team captain 2009-2015.
Fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian. Fencing coach, Foil and Epée
Head coach, Annemasse Club d’Escrime depuis 2017.
Coach, Fencing Club Scherma Bari, Italy, 2016-2017.
Coach, Fencing Club Scherma Lima, Peru, 2016.
International senior fencer, member of the Cuban team, 2005-2015, team captain 2009-2015.
Fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Jesús Riaño Torres:

Jesús Riaño Torres

Robin Hager 

Athletic coach, Strength and Conditioning, to the French Senior Foil and Saber teams at INSEP since 2018.

Thesis on valuation and development of explosiveness in the INSEP labs 2015-2018

Handball and cycling coach, 2010 to 2012

Athletic coach, training center US Ivry Handball in 2013

Video analyses for the French national field Hockey teams in 2015

Robin Hager


Bronze medalist, Senior World Cup in Turin, 2020
Silver medal, Team Senior World Championships

Silver U23 national championships 2021
2nd U23 World championdships in 2019

Bronze medal, European Junior championships 2018
Team Silver medal Junior World Championships 2018

Wallerand Roger :

Wallerand Roger

Armand Spichiger

Bronze medalist by team, Junior (U20) World championships 2021, Le Caire
Top ranked athlete, 2021 FIE Junior ranking

Gold medalist individual and by team at the Youth Olympic Games 2018

Bronze medalist European Championships U20 2019

Silver medalist by team World Championships U 20 2019

Medalist of several World Cup Tournaments U20

Armand Spichiger

Paul-Antoine de Belval

Bronze medal, European Junior Champiosnships 2022

Bronze medalist by team, U20 World championships 2021, Le Caire
Vice champion, Cadet World championships, 2019
Vice champion, Cadet by team European championships, 2019
Winner of Warsaw Cadet World Cup, 2019
Three time French national champion, U17, U20 and Senior N2 in 2019
Finished top 64 in CIP Paris in Senior, January 2020.

Paul-Antoine de Belval

Jean Guillaume

Silver by team at the Cadet European Championships in 2019, Foggia.

Bronze by team at the Junior Licciardi challenge world circuit in Aix-en-Provence, 2020

Winner of the Paris Cadet circuit in 2018

Jean Guillaume