(Foil, Sabre, Epee)
Take a glimpse into what we do...
WAY is driven by a quest for holistic athlete development, making better people while also making better athletes. These desired athlete outcomes generally fit into four areas by which we measure success when developing an athlete:
1. Competence: sport-specific technical, tactical and performance skills; improved health and fitness; and healthy training habits. We track point results as a measure of a students capability of applying technical skills under duress (competition).
2. Confidence: self-belief, resilience, mental toughness and sense of positive self-worth are the cornerstones of this program.
3. Connection: positive bonds and social relationships with people inside and outside of sport makes WAY a unique inclusive club.
4. Character: respect for the sport, ethical and morally responsible behavior, integrity and empathy are embedded into everything we teach and do at WAY.
Walk from boys and girls club, walk from school or take the bus to Main Street from the HS. We are conveniently located in downtown Ridgefield.
Group classes are available six days a week making it easy to find the time to don your armor and get started. Group classes are broken out into blocks of learning and staggered to allow younger students to leave earlier (bedtime) and older or more experienced students train longer.
Monday through Friday*
5 pm warm-up and technical footwork
6 pm Tournament bouting followed by the dismissal of younger students with an earlier bedtime
7 pm Technical foot/blade work and situational drills
8 pm Dismiss
*Friday ends at 7 pm unless there is a good turnout
Saturday 10:30 am to 12:30 (younger students)
12 pm to 4 pm older or more experienced students
We believe in the value of teaching the art and science of fencing through 1 on 1 private instruction coupled with group instruction and bouting. Our curriculum focuses on the fundamentals first but is progressive and always challenges the student where they are. We teach the theoretical, technical, and tactical skills proven to get results in today's contemporary competitive environment while making it an enjoyable and engaging experience. Through continuous 1 on 1 learning, students master the nuances of the sport, feel supported, and build confidence which results in greater retention and results.
Tournaments, as nerve-racking as they can be, are critical for applying what we have learned but equally serves as a barometer for coaches to help students improve. Further, tournament results are necessary for advancement in ranking and point standings. The better you do the more access you will have to greater competitors and opportunity.
Local>Regional>National>International (Note NCAA fencing is concurrent to this)
We host tournaments at WAY regularly plus scrimmage tournaments every Saturday from 2 pm to 4 pm to give students more practice time.
Our Fitness Facility & Professional Trainers by Results Fitness
Training in group classes serves to teach and reinforce instruction, improve students' agility, promotes fitness, and teaches students to be autonomous fencers. We instill the love of training in our students by making it enjoyable and rewarding as opposed to punitive. It takes years to develop an athlete and we know our role in teaching students to honor themselves through self-care and self-advocacy. By instilling the value of hard work and self-respect, we not only improve students' performance on the strip but equally their behavior for life.
This added value conditioning program is offered on Monday & Wednesday 5:30 to 6
Saturday 12 to 12:30
Discounts for parent personal training as well.
Youth High-Intensity Interval Training by Results Fitness example. 10 minutes out of 30 shown.