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Programs

From novice to NCAA

A mere glimpse of our fencing programs

Fencing is a privilege, not a priority

We believe in prioritizing family and school first and fencing a close third. The fact is even if your child goes to the Olympics he/she will still need a job. As we take this journey together we will always support your child in seeking and maintaining balance while meeting their fencing aspirations from novice to NCAA. Speaking of which one of our HS seniors got recruited to fence Division 1 NCAA.  WAY to go!

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I'm new to this.

It's perfectly natural to feel some trepidation at the thought of crossing swords with another person. We understand which is why we have a slow and steady onboarding process that supports not only the student but the parents equally.

Make your move

Get Started:

FUNdamental group classes balance fun with getting results on the fencing strip. Appropriate for ages 7 to 10/11. Learn more...

Ages 11/12 to 17 we recommend you join our team practices in foil, epee or sabre to start. We'll show you how. Read on.

These are the "good old days."

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Flexible Scheduling

We know balance is critical for student-athletes but equally, it has to work for parents logistically. Our programs are designed to allow students to come for a portion of time when necessary and should never stress about coming late or leaving early again.

Don't let logistics keep you from fencing. Speak with us and let's work together in finding the right balance.

Lessons available six days a week plus Sundays starting in January.

Something for everyone at WAY.

Choose your weapon

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3 weapons (teams) to choose from

Did you know fencing is an Olympic sport designed to represent three distinct historical "weapon" forms? Each form has it's own unique style...just like you.

Sabre, the blade of speed, team practice Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Foil, the blade of precision, team practice Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Epee, the blade of the patience, team practice Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

We'll gladly help new recruits explore discover and decide which blade is right for them. For experienced fencers already specializing we have teams for you to join by age classification.

Honor before Glory

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Total integrity in everything we do and teach

We weave our core values of honesty, humility, integrity, and trust into every moment. 

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Olympic fencing is like learning to play a fine instrument. It takes a while before all the elements come together to form "music". We created our STAR Methodology to provide parents and students a clear four-step process to becoming a competitive fencer by Way of the Sword.

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We believe in the value of teaching the art and science of fencing through 1 on 1 private instruction.  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.

By appointment only.  Book it!

$50 for 1 or $400 for 10.

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Professional conditioning by Results Fitness Gym

Located just next door, Results Fitness trainers condition our fencers three days a week.  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.

Monday & Wednesday 5:30 to 6

Saturday 12 to 12:30

Optional $30 per month when you join our monthly fencing program.

Discounts for parent personal training as well. Ask them how they can help you get fit again.

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Emerge stronger, smarter, and better prepared for your next bout through the continuous application of your craft. We host monthly "home games" for fencers to apply what they've learned in a formal setting.  We also attend "away games" as fencers improve their skill and branch out both locally and nationally across all age classifications.

Q&A

Q - When is the best time to come in and visit?

A - Anytime we are open. Drop us a line or email to let us know when to expect you. Take a tour and see the program in action or join us for a free class.

Q - How will fencing make a difference in my child?

A - Why your kids should try fencing.

Q - Is it safe?

A - Yes. In fact, there are fewer injuries in fencing than badminton

Q - Do I have to purchase equipment to start?

A - We have over 100 uniforms on site here to start but within six months of taking the sport seriously we ask you to purchase some equipment.

Q - What is the difference between Fundamentals and your regular fencing programs?

A - Fundamentals is our beginner's noncompetitive program designed for younger kids seeking a FUNdamental approach with kids from ages 6 to 10/11.  Our teams are divided into Foil, Sabre, and Epee by age starting as young as 8. Team programs are longer more demanding and prepare a student for the rigors of competitive fencing.

Q - Is fencing good for college recruitment?

A - Yes. Women fencers have the highest rate of recruitment over every other sport. Men take a close second behind rowing.  A scholarship is awarded on many factors and when the time comes we will work with you to find and help place you in the right school.

Q - Why is your flooring made of aluminum?

A - We are a professional fencing club built to Olympic grade. This is the same flooring they use in the Olympics as it is the best way to conduct grounding of the electrical scoring equipment (a critical technology to determine where you hit your target). We boast nine Olympic 18-meter strips, the largest and most sophisticated club in CT. Without getting too technical, suffice to say if you are not fencing without this equipment you are at a huge competitive disadvantage.

Pricing

15% discount on the second family member

10% for teachers and first responders

FUNdamental Program

$200 starting
  • Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Sat.
  • No membership fee associated with this program
  • Ages 6 to 10/11
  • Available Tue, Thur. and Sat
  • $200 four classes per month
  • $300 unlimited classes per month

Two-Weekday Program

$275 per month
  • Pick two days: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs
  • Free first month. Annual membership $300 ages 8 to 11
  • Free first month. Annual membership $600 ages 12 to 18
  • Private lessons sold separatly
  • Results Fitness sold separatly

Unlimited Day Program

$375 per month
  • Maximum flexibility, come any day Mon through Thurs and Sat.
  • Free first month. Annual membership $300 ages 8 to 11
  • Free first month. Annual membership $600 ages 12 to 18
  • Private lessons sold separatly
  • Results Fitness sold separatly

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