Program Overview

We believe there are four important aspects of training in the development of a competitive fencer:

 private lessons, open fencing, group classes and competitions.
 
 
 

Private Lessons

    Private lessons are the single most important aspect of the training process, and are vital for the growth and development of a fencer. Our experienced coaches will work one-on-one to teach tactics and techniques, while providing a personalized lesson plan for each fencer.


Group Classes

     Group classes are a great supplement to private lessons and allow fencers to practice a variety of skills in an interactive group setting. Classes focus on stretching, conditioning, skill-building games, technical and tactical drills, and scenario bouting.  Class sizes typically range from 10 -15 students, and last 60-75 minutes long.  

 

 

Open Fencing

     Our open fencing sessions are the perfect opportunity for fencers to take the skills they've learned in their lessons, and apply them in a fun and unstructured setting.  Open fencing sessions are a great time to socialize, challenge each other, and get a great workout at your own pace.  You can come and fence a few bouts or stick around for hours of fencing.

 

 

Competitions

     Competing is the final aspect of training required for the proper development of a fencer.  This is the opportunity where fencers get to test their skills against fencers with a variety of styles and learn to execute skills under the pressures of competition.  Although the ultimate goal for most athletes is to have good results in competition, it also is a way to meet other fencers, have fun, and learn more about yourself as an athlete.  No matter what the level of fencer you are, participating in competitions will allow you to see what skills you need to improve upon, and help you set future goals.