Beginning Classes

Beginning classes are a one-month introduction to the sport for students who have never fenced before, or who have limited experience at another club and need a refresher on terminology and techniques. We start with on guard stance and footwork, safety rules, basic bladework, and move on to simple tactics and sparring. By the end of the month, you’ll be fencing other students on the electric scoring apparatus.

Most of our beginning classes teach foil fencing. We also offer beginning épée for kids and juniors. We start new beginning classes every month, September through June. After one month of beginning class, you can move on to the Continuing class in the same weapon.

  • Ages 8-11
  • Beginning Kids Foil
  • Tue/Thu
    4:30-5:30 PM
  • Ages 11-16
  • Beginning Junior Foil
  • Mon/Wed
    5:30-6:30 PM
  • Ages 16+
  • Beginning Adult Foil
  • Mon/Wed
    5:30-6:30 PM

Continuing Classes

For fencers who have completed a month of Beginning class in the same weapon or have recently taken a summer camp. Focus is on technique and tactics, and their application in bouting situations. Most students can expect to be at this level for roughly a year.

If you’d like to take a class in a different weapon than you’ve fenced before, you should take a month of the Beginning class in that weapon to learn the different techniques and tactics that apply.

  • Ages 8-11
  • Continuing
    Kids Foil
  • Tue/Thu
    4:30-5:30 PM
  • Ages 11-16
  • Continuing
    Junior Foil
  • Mon/Wed
    5:30-6:30 PM
  • Ages 16-up
  • Continuing
    Adult Foil
  • Mon/Wed
    6:30-7:30 PM
  • Ages 10-16
  • Continuing
    Junior Épée
  • Mon/Wed
    4:30-5:30 PM

Intermediate Classes

For recreational fencers and those working their way up to the competitive classes. Students should have a solid foundation of the techniques and tactics covered in Continuing classes. Focus is on execution, tactics, rules, refereeing, and bouting.

Enrollment in all Intermediate and Competitive classes is by instructor permission only.

  • Ages 8-11
  • Intermediate
    Kids Foil
  • Mon/Wed
    4:30-5:30 PM
  • Ages 11-16
  • Intermediate
    Junior Foil
  • Mon/Wed
    6:30-7:30 PM
  • Ages 10-13
  • Intermediate
    Kids Épée
  • Mon/Wed
    5:30-6:30 PM
  • Ages 13-16
  • Intermediate
    Junior Épée
  • Tue/Thu
    5:30-6:30 PM

Competitive Classes

Coaches’ permission required. For competitive fencers. Students in this class should be taking lessons and competing regularly at tournaments recommended by their coach. Students are expected to stay for open fencing to participate in structured bouting exercises.

The Competitive class is for fencers working towards competing at regional and national tournaments. The Elite Competitive class is for our regional and national competitors.