What is Fencing and is it for me?
Modern fencing is more than just sword fighting. Fencing is a sport that has been called "Chess at 100 miles per hour" and "Chess with muscles". From these descriptions, it is obvious fencing engages not only the body but the mind as well.
- Fencing can be a good workout and help develop coordination, flexibility and quickness.
- Fencing can help rekindle the competitive spirit in a sport where salutes and handshakes are part of the tradition.
- Fencing can be learned and enjoyed by people of all ages.
- Fencing is fun!
"I consider fencing to be a great art which raises men to be Knights in their thoughts and behavior. Fencing is a school of Humility and develops speed, perfect control of the body, balance, beauty and strong grace. It should be recommended to men wanting to master their feelings and actions during their lifetime. Through this art they will think clearly and act always with style in their decisions." Marcel Marceau
Beginning group foil lessons start on the first Monday of each month (call or e-mail us for any changes) Lessons are from 6:30-7:30 Monday & Wednesday. The cost is $100 for 8/1hr. lessons plus a required $10.00 United States Fencing Association (USFA) non-competitive membership fee.
Continuing Lessons and Coaching as part of your membership:
Club members must also be USFA members in order to participate in any tournaments. USFA annual membership is $70. A typical entry fee for a club tournament is $20 for first event and $10 for each additional event.