This class is for first time fencers, no prior experience necessary. Learn the basics of fencing, including en garde stance, basic movements, and how to handle the modern fencing foil over four weeks.
In week four of this class, students making sufficient progress will join the intermediate class for their monthly tournament at 5:30p
Please note that, unlike the other levels, this class is not offered every month. Please refer to the drop down menu while registering, the calendar sidebar on this page, or to the Schedule page, for availability.
The basic movements from the Introductory class are honed and expanded upon. The full complement of basic blade and footwork techniques are introduced and practiced. The role of fencing in modern culture is presented, including the values of integrity, strategy, confidence, and perseverance.
This class is offered on a monthly rolling basis for students who have completed the Introductory class.
Students demonstrating sufficient progress in the Intermediate class are invited to participate in Advanced class pending instructor approval.
Complex strategic thinking and techniques requiring a well-developed sense of distance and timing are introduced, complemented by modern electronic scoring equipment. Fencers at this level are encouraged to participate in regional competitions.