In a private lesson, a fencer and coach can work on the tiny details of each technical element; from the simple basics such as a straight attack to more advanced combinations of complex movements such as multiple parries and attacks. All these elements are executed in private lessons over and over, again and again, until they are a natural part of the student’s repertoire.
Instructors will also show the student how to develop his or her own approach and style. Coaches can help fencers discover what strengths they have and what techniques work best for them. A coach can also help the student pinpoint their weaknesses on the strip and develop a strategy to counteract them.
Additionally, private lessons allow coaches to customize the learning for the skill level and individuality of the fencer. Working one-on-one will enable the coach to spot weaknesses in technique more quickly and help the fencer work through them faster than in a group setting. One-on-one lessons give the coach the time they need to break down and critique each movement for the individual fencer so that he or she learns the precise way to fence. It can make the difference between being a decent fencer and a fantastic one!
Youth & Adults: 1 private lesson/week
Beginners: 1 private lessons/week
Intermediate & Advanced Competitive Fencers: 2 private lessons/week
Elite Competitive Fencers: 3 private lessons/week
Private lessons are approximately 20 minutes long, which allows for maximum focus and retention. Students should arrive prior to their scheduled lesson time to allow for time to stretch and prepare. Students who arrive to the strip after their scheduled lesson time, may forfeit their lesson or lose out on lesson time. Students who need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, must do so at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled lesson time or it may be forfeited.
BEGINNERS: If you’ve never fenced before or have less than six months experience, start with an Intro Lesson Package. You will learn proper fencing position, how to hold the weapon, how to make correct touches, and how to do a basic attack. Complete your Intro Lesson Package and you’ll be ready to join our ongoing Group Classes safely and with confidence. Equipment is provided. You can also attend a Fast Start Orientation before starting an Intro Lesson Package if you prefer.