Beginner Classes - Red Stick School of Fencing | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Beginner Classes

We offer beginner fencing classes for ages 8 years old and up.

 

Details on each class are below including the start days.   You can register for a class by filling out the student information and waiver form.  If none of these times/days work for you, we also offer private lessons and small group classes.  Please contact us for more information on these lessons.

We also offer a free, one-hour Introduction to Fencing lesson which is scheduled by appointment.  See the button on the left side of the screen to contact us about scheduling this lesson.  

 

All-Ages Beginner (ages 8 years old and up) - Modern Fencing

Students will be taught basic footwork techniques and the rules of fencing. Blade techniques will be taught using plastic weapons that are safer and easier for the children to handle.  Metal swords will be introduced after the students have gained confidence with their bladework.  All three weapons (foil, epee, and saber) will be taught so that the student may decide the style that works best for her.

The beginner classes are being held on the following schedule:

  • Sun 2-3 pm, starting Aug 29th

This class pairs up with the Adult Beginner Class and/or Youth Beginner Class.  Students in this class can also attend those classes that are held on weekdays.  Students in this class may also attend the open fencing times.

The cost for this class is $100 per month per student if the student is attending twice a week (recommended) or $75 if the student is attending once a week.  The required minimum equipment (a plastron and glove) will be provided after the first month's payment.  The school has loaner equipment so that there is not an initial equipment cost.  Discounts are offered for two or more students from one family.

 

Youth Beginner (ages 8 to 14) - Modern Fencing

Students will be taught basic footwork techniques and the rules of fencing. Blade techniques will be taught using plastic weapons that are safer and easier for the children to handle.  Metal swords will be introduced after the students have gained confidence with their bladework.  All three weapons (foil, epee, and saber) will be taught so that the student may decide the style that works best for her.

The beginner classes are being held on the following schedule:

  • Sun 2-3 pm, starting Aug 29th
  • Tues 5-6 pm, starting Aug 31st
  • Thurs 5-6 pm, starting Sep 2nd

This class pairs up with the All-Ages Beginner Class.  Students in this class can also attend that class which is held on Sundays.  Students in this class may also attend the open fencing times.

The cost for this class is $100 per month per student if the student is attending twice a week (recommended) or $75 if the student is attending once a week.  The required minimum equipment (a plastron and glove) will be provided after the first month's payment.  The school has loaner equipment so that there is not an initial equipment cost.  Discounts are offered for two or more students from one family.

 

Adult Beginner (ages 12 and up) - Modern Fencing

Students will be taught basic footwork techniques and the rules of fencing. Blade techniques will be taught using plastic weapons that are safer and easier for the children to handle.  Metal swords will be introduced after the students have gained confidence with their bladework.  All three weapons (foil, epee, and saber) will be taught so that the student may decide the style that works best for her.

The beginner classes are being held on the following schedule:

  • Mon 6-7 pm, starting Sept 13th
  • Wed 6-7 pm, starting Sept 15th

This class pairs up with the All-Ages Beginner Class.  Students in this class can also attend that class which is held on Sundays.  Students in this class may also attend the open fencing times.

The cost for this class is $100 per month per student if the student is attending twice a week (recommended) or $75 if the student is attending once a week.  The required minimum equipment (a plastron and glove) will be provided after the first month's payment.  The school has loaner equipment so that there is not an initial equipment cost.  Discounts are offered for two or more students from one family.

 

Historical Fencing (ages 15 and up)

Historical Fencing is for ages 15 years old and up.  Students will be taught footwork and blade techniques from historical manuals. Students will use a variety of historical replica weapons that the school provides. Students will also learn the use of a variety of offhand/secondary weapons that are also provided by the school.

This group class is held on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  The semester starts on Wednesday, January 20th.  Historical open fencing immediately follows at 8:30 pm. 

The cost for this class is $60 per month per student.  Discounts are offered for 2 or more students from the same family.

 

Free Intro Lesson

Free Intro Lesson

Red Stick School of Fencing offers a free one-hour introduction to fencing lesson for people that are 7 years old and up. We can also do this lesson for a family or group of people. The lesson is by appointment only and we will work with you to find a day and time that works best for everyone.

Thank you for sending a message to us about the Free Intro Lesson.  We will contact you as soon as we can about it.