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Events by Way of the Sword

WAY of the Sword caters to all ages and offers a wealth of special events and programs. Find out what's happening at WAY this season.  We update this page weekly and try to organize events chronologically so start scrolling and enjoy. Regardless of age, skill level, or goal there is a fun and rewarding experience for you!

Also, did you know we have a daily news feed plus, social media presence, facebook group and WeChat group? See bottom of the page for links.

Youth Fencing Programs

What: A comprehensive fencing program providing a unified method of fencing instruction that results in enhanced athletic performance at all levels. It promotes the mastery of specific skills through a deep understanding of the techniques and tactics required to score points and win bouts.

Who is eligible to attend? 

Youth ages 6 to 17

When:

Monday through Thursdays 4 - 8

Saturdays 11 to 3

Private lessons by appointment

Where: Way of the Sword Fencing Academy 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

What: Foil, & Sabre, Epee Programs

Fee: Varies based on the level of commitment from intro, pre-team, team, or travel team.

Adult Fencing Programs

 

What: Fitness and fun with an "edge." Safe, clean, exceptional service and caring coaches excited to show you the WAY.

Who is eligible to attend? 

Adults with moxie 40+, 50+ 60+ welcomed.

When:

Saturdays 11 am to 12:30 pm

Private lessons by appointment

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

What: Foil, & Epee

Fee: $25 members $50 non-members

Summer Fencing Program

Home School Fencing (daytime program)

Fee: Free to WAY members. Guests $25

You must enroll in advance. Min. six attendees required per class.

Travel Team Practice @ DFA

Every Friday and Sunday except May 27 (holiday)

Friday practice  6 - 8:30 pm  (worth the trip!)

Sundays 11 am to 4 pm (yes five hours long!)

Join Head Coach Patrick, Jed and other coaches from DFA for their Tier II foil and sabre practice at DFA. This is a great opportunity to gain experience while fencing with a diverse group of highly skilled athletes of all ages. Pack lunch and drinks.  Full regulation uniform with electric is required.

See a couple of videos of WAY travel Team students training with tons of serious fencers some of which are National Team members.  To get this level of exposure and practice you will need to travel to a "bigger pond" and be a small "fish."

WAY student fences and practices with the 2018 National Team Sabre Champions

WAY students in foil and sabre quick scan of the room.

Parents are encouraged to arrange to carpool when possible.

Who is eligible to attend? 

WAY members and guests

When: 11 am to 4 pm 

Where: Durkan Fencing Academy (DFA Blue)

What: Foil, & Sabre

Fee: $25 members $50 non-members

Travel Team Practice at WAY

Thursday, May 24th Coach Durkan at WAY

What: Launching new fencing programs at way Parent/Coach meeting plus masters clinic for students hosted by Head Coaches Durkan and Olympian/Harvard Coach Jed Dupree.

Who is eligible?

Both members and non-members may attend this clinic.

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When:

4 pm to 5:40 Private lessons

5:40 pm parent informational meeting in the lounge/students attend fencing clinic

8:00 Pick-up

Fee: $25 members $50 non-members

Book your private lessons now!

Tournament "Home Game" Youth Epee, Foil, Sabre Events

Saturday, May 19 

What: Fencing tournament hosted by WAY.  This is a non-sanctioned event designed to support students seeking to improve prior to attending "away" games. Currently only offered in Foil:

Who is eligible to compete?

Beginners with less than two years experience.

 

This is an Unsanctioned event for:

Y14 Boys' Foil  9am
Y14/Y12 Mixed Epee 9am
Y14/Y12 Mixed Sabre (Y12 and Y14 will be separate if enough entries attend).  12 pm

Fee Paid in Advance: $25 + $10 per event.
Events Scheduled:
Y14 Men's FoilY12 & Y14 Mixed EpeeY12 & Y14 Mixed Saber

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Fee: $20 registration $10 per event (pay online in advance and avoid the "walk-in" fee)

March with WAY in the Ridgefield Memorial Day Parade

When:

Monday, May 28 10:30 am Jessie Lee Memorial Church front lawn to start.

What: This is a great family event and opportunity to be in the Ridgefield Memorial Day Parade. We have been doing this for many years but have been rained out for the last two years in a row.  We are encouraging all WAY members and parents to participate in this grand team building event.  We will march wearing fencing knickers and a simple white or black T-shirt...preferable with the WAY spirit wear logo. Get your spirit wear at Tiger Sports in Ridgefield.  They have hundreds of options for you to choose from. 

Where: Meet at the Jessie Lee Church front lawn at 10:30 am.  Parents should expect to drop off then find parking.

When: 10:30 am to around 12:30 ish

Fee: Free

Tournament @ WAY "Home Game" Youth Beginners (ages 7 to 14)

What: Fencing tournament hosted by WAY.  This is a non-sanctioned event designed to support students seeking to improve prior to attending "away" games. Currently only offered in Foil:

When: Saturday, June 9

Who is eligible to compete?

Beginners with less than two years experience.

Mixed (boys and girls): Y8, Y10, Y12

Women only: Y12 to Y14.  (special added event to accommodate our 13 and 14-year-old girls)

NOTE: Girls can compete in two events on this day and it is recommended that you try to do so to gain experience.

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Fee: $20 registration $10 per event (pay online in advance and avoid the "walk-in" fee)

WAY ART Reception (kids and parents)

What: Art exhibit and reception. Meet artist Mary Harold learn about her work and inspirations.  Great for kids too.

 

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When: Saturday, June 9 3:30 am to 6:00 pm

Fee: Free

Sat & Sun June 16 & 17 NEUSFA , 2018 Pomme De Terre Individual

What: This is not a WAY event.  Pomme De Terre is a great travel away game for WAY students 13 +.  This event is near Boston and we have been attending this team event for several years.  It is a great experience all around.

When: June 16 & 17
Where: 
Brandise University

415 South Street Waltham MA 02453

NOTE: Regional style events are for confident fencers willing to compete against rated students in a highly competitive environment.  Ask your Coach if this event is right for you and if offsite coaching is available. Offsite coaching fees may apply.

June 28 to July 7 National Championships St. Lois MO

2018 National Championships and July Challenge

Dates of Event: June 28 – July 7, 2018
Location: St. Louis, MO
Venue: America's Center Convention Complex 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101
Events Contested:
D1A/DV2/DV3/VET Age/Y10/Y12/14 Championships & DV1/JNR/CDT/Senior & Veteran Team July Challenge

Regular Fee Deadline: May 16
Day Schedule Now Posted

 

 

NOTE: Regional and National style events are for confident fencers willing to compete against rated students in a highly competitive environment.  Ask your Coach if this event is right for you and if offsite coaching is available. Offsite coaching fees may apply.

WAY Combo Camp

Results Fitness Conditioning