At Music City Fencing Club, we offer a variety of group classes designed to teach the mechanics of fencing in a fun group setting while giving students a physical and mental exercise.  Fencing is perfect for virtually any age group, and helps maintain a healthy body, it promotes self-confidence, develops good sportsmanship, instills self-discipline, and can even help greatly with college admissions. New fencers will need to attend a Fast Start Orientation Class before attending group classes (Orientations are held on Fridays between 6-7pm; advanced registration is required).   Note:  All participants are required to obtain a membership with 'USA Fencing'.  For more info about memberships, please CLICK HERE.

Little Fencers (Ages 6-9)

     Our Little Fencers Class is a great way to introduce children ages 6-9 years old, to the sport of fencing!  It teaches them the fundamental fencing movements and allows them to train with other children their age in a fun environment.  Fencers in this age group can even begin participating in competitions for fun, and we encourage them to start early.
It's recommended that students in this class take a minimum of 1-2 private lessons each month in addition to attending this group class.  

     If you would like to register for a Little Fencers Class, please complete the registration form at the top of the page.  New fencers are required to to attend an orientation prior to attending their first group class.

Intro Class  (Beginners, ages 10-17)

     Our Intro Class teaches new students all the fundamentals of fencing.  Participants will learn a brief history of the sport, basic rules, safety practices, as well as introductory footwork and blade-work.   Students will also have the opportunity to suit up with electronic scoring gear and fence with each other.  Typically after 3 months of attending regular Intro Classes, fencers ages 12+ who are interested in taking the next step in progressing their skills, are eligible to join our Training Class (advancement is based on recommendations made by our coaches). 
It's recommended that students in this class take a minimum of 1-2 private lessons each month in addition to attending this group class.   

     All equipment is provided.   If you would like to register for our Intro Class, please complete the registration form at the top of the page.  New fencers are required to attend an orientation prior to attending their first group class.

 

Training Class (Intermediate, ages 12+)

     Our Training Class continues to build the fencing knowledge of our students ages 12 and up.  This class is the next step for fencers who would like to increase their knowledge of the sport, typically to prepare for competition.  It provides students with a deeper understanding of the skills they learned in the Intro Class, and introduces more complex actions. 
It's recommended that students in this class take a minimum of 2-4 private lessons each month in addition to attending this group class.

     Students are required to purchase uniform and basic equipment.  If you would like to register for a Training Class, please complete the registration form at the top of the page.
 

Elite Competitive Class (Advanced, by invitation only)

     Our Competitive Class is designed for advanced fencers who are competing at the Regional and National levels.  This class focuses on developing athletes into highly competitive fencers by teaching advanced techniques and providing additional depth to their training regimen.  Speed, strength and agility training are also heavily incorporated into classes in order to bring athletes to peak performance in their physical game. 
Fencers in this class must meet the following minimum training requirements:

  • Attend an average of 2 group classes/week.
  • Average at least 2 hours of open fencing/week outside of class time.
  • Take a minimum of 4 private lessons/month.
  • Attend a minimum of 1 National tournament and 3 Regional tournaments per season. 
    (may be waived/substituted at the discretion of the coach.)

Although students in this class are only required to take a minimum of 4 private lessons each month, it's recommended that they take at least 8 private lessons each month in addition to attending this group class.

     Students must have all of their own competition gear, and must be invited to attend this class by one of our coaches.
 

Sip & Stab (Adults Only)

     Adults, we've created a class just for you!  Join us each week for our brand new adults only fencing class.  This 1-hour class is guaranteed to make you sweat, and we'll cap off your workout with a refreshingly cold beer (21+ only) provided by a variety of Nashville's best craft breweries.  No prior experience required, so brand new fencers are welcome to jump right in.  This class does not require advanced registration, so you can drop in anytime ($25 drop-in or $80 for a 4 class pack).  Bring a friend and their first class is FREE!        

     All equipment is provided.  Please wear workout clothes and sturdy sneakers.   If you would like to register in advance for our Sip & Stab Class, please complete the registration form at the top of the page.

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Group Class Schedule
Fall 2018

(Class schedules are subject to change. Please check with the club to confirm current class schedule.)

Little Fencers Class

Wednesday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am -11:00am

Intro Classes

Monday: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Saturday: 11:00am -12:15pm

Training Classes

Tuesday: 6:00pm - 7:15pm (Foil only)
Wednesday: 6:00pm - 7:15pm (Foil & Epee combined)
Thursday: 6:00pm - 7:15pm (Epee only)

Competitive Classes

Monday: 7:15pm - 8:30pm (Foil only)
Tuesday: 7:15pm - 8:30pm (Epee only)
Thursday: 7:15pm - 8:30pm (Foil & Epee combined)

Sip & Stab

Tuesday: 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Intensive Footwork Class

Friday: 7:00pm - 7:30pm 


Note:  All participants are required to obtain a membership with 'USA Fencing'.  For more info about memberships, please CLICK HERE.