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Music City Fencing Club Summer Camps are the absolute best training experience for new and experienced fencers!  We offer a variety of camps for kids ages 6 years old and up.  Fencers will receive over a month's worth of training during each camp session, and should expect to see noticeable progress in this short period of time. Whether your child is just looking to give fencing a try, or they’re training for Summer Nationals, we have a camp just for them! Our camp alumni have gone on to medal in the national events and compete in the Jr. Olympics.  We guarantee every athlete will walk away from camp with a greater understanding of the sport, and will have learned life changing lessons along the way.  

     Each camper who registers by the end of regular registration period will also receive a special ‘2019 Summer Camp’ Performance T-shirt.

Register Early! Space is limited.

2019 Summer Camp Sessions

Week 1 (June 3-7):

  • Kids Intro I - This camp is for brand new fencers, those with less than 8 months of experience, and recreational fencers. No prerequisites required. All equipment is provided.  
    9am -12pm (Ages 6-9)

  • Intro I - This camp is for brand new fencers, those with less than 6 months of experience, and recreational fencers! No prerequisites required. Fencers are encouraged to also attend Intro II and III sessions. All equipment is provided. 
    12:30pm - 3:30pm (Ages 10+).

WEEK 2 (June 10-14):

  • Intermediate & Advanced Competitive Foil Training Camp - This intense training camp is for intermediate & advanced level foil fencers who are looking to up their skill and prepare for competitions, and will act as our pre-nationals camp for any foil fencers attending Summer Nationals. Fencers must have 6+ months of fencing experience and their own electric competition gear.


    Head Foil Coach Rylan Delap of Auburn Fencing Club will be leading this camp.  Coach Rylan has International experience, and is the Regional Vice President of the US Fencing Coaches Association.  His students have earned many National medals.
    Guest fencer David Tierney will be attending this session to train with us.  David is an international level fencer who was a member of the US Cadet Men's Foil Team.  He is currently ranked #35 in the US in Jr. Men's Foil.
    Other guest coaches & fencers to be announced soon!
    11:00am - 5:00pm (Ages 12+; competitive fencers ages 10 & 11 must request permission to attend this camp.)

WEEK 3 (June 17-22):

  • International Competitive Epee Camp (pre-nationals) - This intense camp is for competitive Epee fencers, and will prepare those who are attending Summer Nationals. Fencers must have 12+ months of fencing experience and their own electric competition gear. Exceptions to this prerequisite can be made by coaches upon request.

    A contingent of teenage competitive Épée fencers from Italy will be attending this camp to train with us.

    Guest Epee Coach Yegor Putyatin will be attending this session. Yegor is an International Level II Instructor with the Italian Fencing Federation.
    Other guest coaches & fencers to be announced soon!
    10am - 4pm (Ages 12+)

WEEK 4 (JuLY 15-19):

  • Intro (II) Camp - This camp is for brand new fencers, those with less than 6 months of experience, and recreational fencers! No prerequisites required. All equipment is provided. 
    9am -12pm (Ages 10+)

  • Kids Intro (II) Camp - This camp is for brand new fencers, those with less than 8 months of experience, and recreational fencers. No prerequisites required. All equipment is provided. 
    1:30pm - 4:30pm (Ages 6-9)

Week 5 (JulY 22-26):

  • Kids Training Camp - This camp is geared for our younger fencers who have begun competing or are planning to begin competing during the next season. Fencers must have 6+ months experience to attend this camp.
    9am - 12:30pm (Ages 6-10)

  • Pre-Season Training Camp - This camp is to designed to get our competitive fencers ready to start the new season. It’s a great way to get refocused and back to work after a long Summer. Fencers must have 6+ months of competitive fencing experience, and their own electric competition gear.
    1pm - 6pm (Ages 10+)


Camp Coaches

Robert Piraino - Robert is the Head Coach at Music City Fencing Club. He competed on the Varsity Fencing Team at The Ohio State University, and has over 20 years of experience. He has produced some of the top fencers in the Region, with his students having earned Regional and National medals, in addition to being recruited to some of the top universities. His method of teaching has been praised as not only for its effectiveness, but it’s ability to produce fast results.
National Ratings: A17 (Epee), D (Foil), D (Saber)

Rylan DeLap - Rylan competed on the Varsity Fencing Team at Penn State where he fenced with members of the National and Olympic Team for the USA and his Penn State team earned the NCAA Championship title in 2014. Rylan was originally taught fencing in Birmingham under Yuanjing Wang and Hongyun Sun, both national team and olympic level fencers/coaches from China. He was later coached by Gia Abashidze at Penn State.  Rylan has already coached multiple National medalists and champions in his coaching career.
National Ratings: A18 (Foil), B16 (Saber), E16 (Epee)

David Howard - David is an Assistant Coach at Music City Fencing Club who oversees intro & intermediate classes. He has spent most of his life around the sport of fencing, as both of his parents are accomplished fencers and coaches. David has competed in the US National Championships, and the North American Cup, and has spent some time training in Switzerland.
National Rating: B16 (Epee)

More Coaches ANNOUNCED Soon!


What is Fencing?

     Modern fencing is an Olympic sport with roots in European sword-fighting of centuries past. Today, fencing is a competitive sport of finesse, skill, strategy and endurance. Fencing offers children and teens a positive physical activity, and is often called “physical chess” for its strategic and mental challenges; it's also a ton of fun!

Why Choose Fencing Camps at Music City Fencing Club

     Our fencing camps introduce young people to the many benefits of this Olympic sport. Beyond the fitness benefits, fencing promotes intellectual development, decision making skills, self discipline, and confidence; all taught in a safe, supportive environment.

     There is always something new to learn at fencing camp, since each session has a different mix of students and abilities. Students are welcome and encouraged to sign-up for multiple weeks of camp.

Fencing Camp Activities: 

  • games

  • footwork

  • fencing technique & tactics

  • group lessons

  • fencing videos

  • open bouting/competition

  • training with nationally ranked fencers

  • new friendships

     The coaches at Music City Fencing Club have successfully trained dozens of youth fencers who have gone on to fence at prestigious institutions such as Cornell, UPenn, Brown, Northwestern, Stanford, and Brandeis to name a few.  Our club has produced fencers who compete at the local, regional and national levels, as well as Regional and National medalists.  All coaches are approved by USA Fencing, and have completed an approved background check and SafeSport Course by the US Olympic Committee. 

     All fencing camps take place at Music City Fencing Club, a dedicated fencing facility located minutes from Downtown Nashville and the Nashville International Airport.  The club offers instruction through classes, camps, workshops, and individual lessons. Fencers of all ages are welcome, and members range from recreational fencers to competitive fencers who participate in local, regional, and national tournaments.  Music City Fencing Club promotes excellence, sportsmanship, and safety in a friendly environment.


Registration Schedule & Pricing

Intro Camps

  • Early Bird Registration (January 1 - February 28): $225

  • Regular Registration (March 1 - April 30): $275

  • Late Registration (After April 30): $355

Training Camps

  • Early Bird Registration (January 1 - February 28): $245

  • Regular Registration (March 1 - April 30): $295

  • Late Registration (After April 30): $375

Pre-Nationals Camp

  • Early Bird Registration (January 1 - February 28): $345

  • Regular Registration (March 1 - April 30): $395

  • Late Registration (After April 30): $550

* $150 non-refundable deposit required to register for each week of camp (balance must be paid by last day of regular registration period).


All campers are REQUIRED to have a completed and signed waiver of liability as well as a USA Fencing Trial Membership (unless they already have an active USA Fencing Membership).  Links to both forms are located below.  Please print, complete and sign them, and bring them with your camper on their first day of camp.  Campers will not be permitted to attend without the completed forms.

MCFC Waiver of Liability

USA Fencing Trial Membership


Discounts*

Family Discount  

  • 25% OFF subsequent family members.  

Repeat Camper Discounts

  •  10% OFF additional weeks of camp.

Club Member Discount

  • 10% OFF

*Discounts cannot be combined with each other or any other offers.