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.

All of our beginning classes teach foil fencing. We start new beginning classes every month, September through June. After one month of beginning class, you can move on to the Continuing class.

The following schedule is effective September 12th, 2022.

  • Beginning Kids Foil
  • Ages 8-11
  • Mon/Wed 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Beginning Junior Foil
  • Ages 11-16
  • Tue/Thu 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Beginning Adult Foil
  • Ages 15+
  • Mon/Wed 6:30-7:30 PM

Continuing Classes

For fencers who have completed a month of Beginning class 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 six months to a year.

  • Continuing Kids Foil
  • Ages 8-11
  • Mon/Wed 4:30-5:30 PM
    Tue/Thu 4:30-5:30 PM
    Fri 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Continuing Junior Foil
  • Ages 11-16
  • Mon/Wed 5:30-6:30 PM
    Tue/Thu 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Continuing Junior Epee
  • Ages 11-16
  • Fri 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Continuing Adult Foil
  • Ages 15+
  • Mon/Wed 6:30-7:30 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. Fencers in Intermediate classes are required to have their own uniform.

  • Intermediate Junior Foil
  • Ages 11-16
  • Mon/Wed 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Intermediate Adult Foil
  • Ages 15+
  • Mon/Wed 7:30-8:30 PM

Team RCFC Competitive Classes

Coaches’ permission required. For fencers competing at local, regional, and national tournaments. Students in these class should also be taking private lessons. Participation in tournaments recommended by their coach is required. Competitive classes include strength and conditioning, footwork, technical and tactical practice, and structured bouting. Fencers in Competitive classes are required to have their own uniform and their own electric equipment.

  • Competitive Kids Foil
  • Ages 8-11
  • Mon/Wed 4:30-6:00 PM
  • Competitive Junior Foil
  • Ages 11-16
  • Tue/Thu 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Competitive Epee
  • Ages 12-adult
  • Tue/Thu 5:30-7:00 PM