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 3-4pm, starting Aug 16
- Mon 6-7 pm, starting Aug 17
- Tue 5-6 pm, staring August 18
- Wed 6-7 pm, starting Aug 19
- Thur 5-6 pm, starting Aug 20
- Sat 11am-noon, starting Aug 22
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 Advanced (ages 8-14) - Modern Fencing
Students will have the opportunity to choose which weapon style to pursue. Drills for each weapon style will be taught. Advanced footwork will be taught along with refinements of basic techniques. Students will also learn how to compete in tournaments.
The Youth Advanced class is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 7 pm. Students in this class may also attend the open fencing times.
The cost for this class is $100 per month per student, not including any necessary equipment (the school has loaner equipment available to reduce equipment costs). Students that can only attend one day a week pay $75 per month. Discounts are offered for two or more students from one family.
Adult Advanced (ages 13 and up) - Modern Fencing
Experienced fencers will be taken through warm-up and foot work drills. Advanced footwork will be taught along with refinements of basic techniques. Advanced drills for all three weapon styles will be covered.
This class is offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. 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. This does not include the costs of any necessary equipment (the school has loaner equipment available to reduce equipment costs). 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. 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.
Private lessons are for ages 7 years old and up. The student does not need to have prior fencing experience in order to have a private lesson. The lessons are 30 minutes long and are offered by appointment only. These private lessons are based on the experience level of the student and on previous lessons. The lessons can be for modern fencing or for historical fencing.
The typical cost is $30 per 30 minute lesson per student. If you wish to have a small group of people for a private lesson, please contact us about prices.
Private lessons are available on all days except for Fridays. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Open Fencing is for ages 9 years old and up. Experienced fencers are invited to come and practice skills learned in class. Electric strips and equipment will be available during the allotted times. Coaches will be available to offer advice and suggestions on techniques.
Open Fencing is held on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm and on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The cost of Open Fencing is included in the group class fees. If you are an advanced fencer and wish to attend Open Fencing without being enrolled in a group class, there will be a floor fee of $10 for each session you attend.