Classes

First of all, there is no equipment to purchase! Our athletes are able to take full advantage of the equipment in our club armoury until the point they choose to buy their own. To start fencing you only need to show up with athletic pants, grippy indoor shoes, and a t-shirt... we provide the rest!

Training Schedule

Tuesdays:

6:15pm: Doors Open / Warm-up

6:30pm - 7:30pm: U10 Minis!

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Youth Beginner/Intermediate

7:45pm - 9:00pm: Open Intermediate/Advanced

9:00pm - 9:45pm: Competitive Bouting

Thursdays:

6:15pm: Doors Open / Warm-up

6:30 - 7:30pm: Youth Beginner/Intermediate

7:45pm - 9:00pm: Open Intermediate/Advanced

9:00pm - 9:45pm: Competitive Bouting

Class times and days are subject to change as coaching and space dictates.

Offered Classes

U10 Minis!

Don't be fooled by their size, these are real fencers in training! This program is a great introduction to the sport using smaller-sized weapons and protective equipment. Minis learn the basics of motion, but go on to develop more advanced skills, both physical and in problem solving. Class sizes are kept small and safety is paramount.

Youth Beginner/Intermediate

This is where the majority of our fencers begin. This is a safe and fun environment for fencers aged 10-16 to learn the basics and start refining their skills for competitions. Here our beginners meet up with each-other as well as fencers with several years of experience.

Open Intermediate/Advanced

Open to all ages, but not for the uninitiated! Many athletes in this program are active competitors and cover a wide range of ages. Focus is on refinement of motion and problem solving. In this group our athletes help each other develop using focused exercises and bouting.

Competitive Bouting

This is included with the registration in the open classes but is also offered as a drop-in for experienced fencers who may not wish to attend regular classes. This is often run as a tournament-style round-robin format and will often make use of the electrical scoring equipment.

Adult Beginner

Suspended for 2018 due to coach availability.

Sometimes it's hard to join a sport just because all the beginners are little kids. Here we run small classes for adults to learn the skills they always wanted to develop. Let's face it, we all picked up a stick and were suddenly a master sword-wielder in our own minds, why not make it official! Your level of activity is entirely up to you as you learn the basics before moving on to the next level.

Rates

Our payment rates are based upon registration into a 15 week term. If a class is cancelled due to coach/venue conflict (or due to a holiday) it will be made up at the end of the term or another option offered in its place.

One class/week:

  • One Term: $225
  • Two Terms: $400

Two classes/week:

  • One Term: $400
  • Two Terms: $750

(discount options also available for multiple athletes in a single family)