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Intro Fencing Class - Teens & Adults
Want to try fencing? Come join us! Your first class is always free!
5-6 pm Monday
Please wear court/tennis shoes, long warm-up style pants, and a t-shirt. You can also come to any epee or saber beginning class time, and just let the instructor know you're trying fencing for the first time. We'll take it from there.
Intro Fencing Class - Youth
For kids ages 8-12 who want to try fencing for the first time, as always, our first class is free! You may come to any beginning class, Monday through Saturday (see schedule below), and let the instructor know your child is new. The coach will help you get things started.
Is your child younger than eight? Please give us a call and we can arrange to give your child an introduction to fencing, assess their readiness for an open class, and get them going on the right track to a safe and fun fencing experience.
Beginning and Intermediate epee (all ages)
4-5 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:30 - 1 pm Saturday
Competitive (Advanced/Advanced Intermediate) Epee
5-7 pm Wednesday, Friday Youth
10 am-12 pm Sunday Youth
7-9 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Cadets/Junior/Adults
4:30-5:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday All Ages
10-11:30 am Saturday All Ages
Intermediate & Competitive Saber
5:00-7 pm Tuesday, Thursday All Ages
10-11:30 am Saturday All Ages
7-9 pm Wednesday, Friday All Ages
12-2pm Sunday All Ages
For more info, see "Elite Foil Program," below.
For all WFA members: Join us on Mondays from 5-6 pm for a variety of classes and events. We'll have footwork, training drills, discussions, competitive analysis, sports psychology, multimedia presentations, and more -- all to improve your fencing! Have an idea for this class? Want something in particular? Let us know!
Elite Fencing Programs
The WFA Elite Fencing Program (EFP) is a program designed to provide high-quality, high-level, focused fencing training to develop highly motivated and committed competitive fencers to compete at local, regional, and national fencing tournaments. The program focus is conditioning, footwork, and fencing skills for competitive fencers (e.g., group instruction, paired drills, situational bouting, one-one-one instruction, and high-level open fencing). Private lessons are also available, reservations are required, and a WFA coach's approval/recommendation is required to joing the program.
Anyone for a Duel?
We offer a variety of fencing classes at the WFA main facility, located conveniently in downtown Issaquah (see Location). By taking a class of any type - beginner, intermediate, or advanced - you are a "WFA Fencer" (also see Fencer Benefits) and can enjoy multiple other activities and benefits, as well as being able to fence competitively under the WFA name and team. If you need equipment (most beginners do), there is an equipment rental fee; when you're ready, you can benefit from our club discount program to get your own gear and uniform with select equipment vendors.
Open fencing takes place four evenings a week and on Saturday, and is included in all WFA memberships. If you have had at least a beginning fencing course, you're welcome to join us for any of these sessions:
5-6 pm Monday Kids Only!
8-9 pm Monday-Thursday All Ages
Private Lessons & Coaching
Fencers who have had at least beginning and intermediate training often find private lessons valuable in helping them build their fencing skills and succeed competitively. Private lessons with specific coaches and instructors are available for WFA member fencers (see Private Lessons). "Strip coaching" at local, regional, and national tournaments is also available. Please inquire with one of our coaches or staff for more information.
Rates & Membership
Our membership, classes, and lessons are managed by ASF, a renowned national sports-oriented membership management company. We offer automatic monthly billing and other services using their system to ensure your account is managed professionally and accurately.
- Weekly classes (all classes include monthly membership fee)
- One class/week: $130 monthly
- Two classes/week: $180 monthly
- Three classes/week: $205 monthly
- Competitive/elite fencing: $299/month (includes membership)
- Open fencing only: $60/month
- Equipment rental: $35/month
- Non-WFA discount "friendship" rate: $40 for members of local (Seattle-area) clubs
- Drop-in/floor fee: $10/session (for non-WFA visiting fencers)
- Out-0f-area membership: $25/month (out-of-region, non-regular participants only)
Discounts are available for multiple members of the same family. Please inquire when you sign up.
TAX NOTE: Stated prices for classes and lessons do not include state/local tax. As of January 1, 2016, Washington State requires we charge sales tax on lessons and classes (WA HB 1550, ch. 169). These are added to your monthly charges.
Changes in Membership: If you would like to freeze, cancel, or change your membership or classes, please let us know in writing. You can email us here.
Note: There is a $50 sign-up fee upon registration for new members or returning members who have canceled membership.