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The WFA offers fencing instruction to anyone interested in the sport, from beginners to elite athletes. We have a full staff of experienced coaches, including our head coach, Atilio Tass, who is a fencing master trained in Hungary, a two-time Olympic saber fencer for Argentina (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984) and the head coach at Brown University for 18 years. All of our coaches are certified under USA Fencing, the national governing body of the sport.
All memberships are monthly and renew automatically at the previous level each month. Your coaches can help you decide when it is time to move up to the next level of training. When you are ready to move to the next level or want to increase or decrease the number of classes you want to attend, just let us know and we will update your account in the system.
We offer beginner level classes in saber and epee. Our beginner classes focus on teaching the basics of fencing footwork, attacks, and defense for the individual weapon. Beginning classes are 50 minutes in length.
You are welcome to join any of our scheduled beginner classes. Our weekday beginner classes are geared towards younger students, while the Saturday classes are great for both youth as well as teen and adult students. Don’t have your own equipment? Don’t worry! You can rent equipment through the WFA for an additional charge, just be sure to select a membership option that includes equipment rental when you register! We have a "rolling" enrollment, meaning you can join a class at any time. Feel free to call us ahead of time with any questions or contact our administrator.
Join us for beginning fencing and discover your inner duelist. This is a great class to try fencing and see why it's so much fun.
Equipment rental is included in the price.
Thursday: 5:30-6:20 (youth)
Saturday: 11-11:50am (all ages)
Saturday: 9-9:50am (ages 7-12)
10-10:50 (teen & adult)
Once you’ve got the basics down and you’re looking to up your game or to get into competing, it might be time to start attending intremediate classes. Intermediate level classes introduce students to dueling, and focus on instruction in higher level body mechanics, timing, distance, and tactics. These classes also include more dueling than beginning classes. Intermediate classes are divided by age; students should plan to have their own training equipment.
If you think you might be ready to take the next step, talk to your instructor. You may upgrade to intermediate classes at any time!
Tuesday 5:30-6:50 & Thursday 6:30-7:50 (Y10/Y12)
Tuesday & Friday 7-8:20 (Y14/Cdt/Jr)
Monday & Wednesday 4:30-5:50 (Y10/Y12)
Monday & Wednesday 6:00-7:20 (Y14/Cdt/Jr)
Competitive Classes - WFA Competitive Team
When you are ready to compete, consider trying out for the WFA competitive team. Team members should be ready for, or already attending, intermediate level classes. Competitive classes are dedicated to improving competitive bouting by our Team Members. Enrolling in the Team program requires a 3 month commitment, during which the student agrees to a minimum of 3 days of training each week (intermediate level classes plus Team-specific competitive class), and to competing at pre-determined local and regional tournaments, where they represent the WFA. Entry onto the team is by try outs or by invite from the Team Coach.
If you are interested in joining the WFA Competitive Team, please talk to your coach so they can assess your readiness.
You may e-mail Angie for more information.
Trimester 1: September through November
Trimester 2: December through Feburary
Trimester 3: March through May
Open fencing sessions are all about practicing your dueling. It’s the time to come and practice, practice, practice. Open fencing is not considered a group lesson, and is included in your membership. If you’ve progressed to the point of taking Intermediate Group Lessons, this is a great opportunity to practice what you are learning in class.
If you are an advanced beginner that wants more practice, talk to your coach to see if you are ready to join in on open fencing sessions.
Saber Open Fencing: Monday & Wednesday 5:30-7 pm
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