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Schedule by Levels (fencing classes)

Level 1

Up to age 10 Scroll down for description below
  • Monday
    9:15 to 10:15 Little Musketeers (3-6)
    5 to 6:30 *foil, sabre
    Private lessons by appoint

  • Tuesday
    9:15 to 10:15 Little Musketeers (3-6)
    10:15 to 11:15 Little Musketeers (3- 6)
    Private lessons by appointment

  • Wednesday
    5 to 6:30 *foil, sabre
    6:30 to 7 Chess play
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Thursday
    9:15 to 10:15 Little Musketeers (3-6)
    10:15 to 11:15 Little Musketeers (3- 6)
    10:15 to 11:15
    Private lessons by appointment

  • Friday
    5 to 6:30 *foil, sabre
    6:30 to 7 Chess play
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Saturday
    9 to 10 Little Musketeers (3-6)
    10:30 to 12 *foil, sabre
    12 to 12:30 Chess play

  • Sunday
    12:30 to 2 *epee, foil
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Tournaments for beginners are unsanctioned events hosted at WAY only. No travel required


Level 2

Ages 11+ & Y10 Regional Scroll down for description below
  • Monday
    3:30 to 5 RHS Club
    6:30 to 8 *foil, sabre
    Private lessons by appoint


  • Tuesday
    Private lessons by appointment

  • Wednesday
    5 to 5:30 Games
    5:30 to 6 results fitness
    6 to 8 **open fencing (tourney 3-weapon)
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Thursday
    Private lessons by appointment

  • Friday
    6 to 6:30 Games
    6:30 to 8 *foil, sabre, epee
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Saturday
    12 to 12:30 results fitness
    12:30 to 2 *foil, sabre, epee
    2:00 to 4 **open fencing (tourney foil, sabre, epee)
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Sunday
    12:30 to 2 *epee, foil
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Tournaments range from sanctioned home games to approved away games. Limited travel required. Private lesson "strip coaching" by appoint.


Level 3

Y10 to Junior Regional Scroll down for description below
  • Monday
    5:30 to 6 results fitness
    6:30 to 8 *foil, sabre, epee
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Tuesday
    Private lessons by appointment

  • Wednesday
    5 to 5:30 Games
    5:30 to 6 results fitness
    6 to 8 **open fencing (tourney 3-weapon)
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Thursday
    Private lessons by appointment

  • Friday
    6 to 6:30 Games
    6:30 to 8 *foil, sabre, epee
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Saturday
    12 to 12:30 results fitness
    12:30 to 2 *foil, sabre, epee
    2:00 to 4 **open fencing (tourney 3-weapon)
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Sunday
    12:30 to 2 *epee, foil
    Private lessons by appoint.

  • Tournamentsrange from local, regional and national with focus on earning points and earning ratings. Travel required. Private lesson "strip coaching" by appoint.


*Typically, group classes are comprised of fencing specific conditioning, technical skill-building, and situational fencing practice. Students are separated by weapon form and skill level in each class provided the six-person min. per group class/coach is met. **Open fencing is for members and invited guests to compete and practice using USFA tournament formats (pools or team 45 pt. relay). 

Little Musketeers

"Little Musketeers engages young minds and bodies, ages 3 to 6, with a series of non-competitive, age-appropriate, activities all wrapped up in a storyline adventure. While kids are thrilled at the thought of training to be a "knight" parents will see improved spatial awareness, balance, and creative thinking through fencing. Parents are invited to stay or workout at Results Fitness Gym (just next door).

USFA non-competitive membership, $10 per year, is required to participate in this program. Join today. 

Youth Level 1

Level 1 fencers range in age from 7 to 10/11. Typically, they are new to emerging students discovering the joy of fencing but not yet competing in USFA sanctioned tournaments.  Lessons offered in foil and sabre.

Ideally, level 1 fencers should take two or more lessons per week (group and or private).

Core Values:

  1. Excellence
  2. Respect
  3. Teamwork
  4. Inclusion
  5. Passion

Top ten fencing outcomes:

  1. Etiquette rules
  2. Strip rules
  3. Intro to 3-weapons
  4. Uniform dress
  5. Basic footwork (gross motor actions)
  6. Direct offensive actions
  7. Lateral defensive actions
  8. Indirect fine motor actions
  9. Spatial awareness in the short and medium fencing distances
  10. Improved conditioning, balance, focus, and coordination.

USFA non-competitive membership is required to participate in this program. Join today. 

Youth Level 2

Level 2 group class is appropriate for novice and to intermediate fencers 11+.  Additionally, USFA competitive fencers (8+) may attend with coaches permission.

Ideally, level 3 fencers should take 3 or more lessons (group and or private per week). This includes practice, lessons, tournaments, varsity sports, and even one hour a week of watching fencing videos or reading fencing books.

Core values are the same as level 1 +

  1. Participation
  2. Sportsmanship

Top ten fencing outcomes same as level 1 +

  1. Perseverance
  2. Understanding the rules
  3. Intermediate footwork skills
  4. Intermediate offensive actions
  5. Intermediate defensive actions
  6. Equipment maintenance and care
  7. Practicing and applying short, medium and long fencing distances
  8. Tempo introduction
  9. Making basic referee calls
  10. Attend tournament local and regional

USFA membership is required to participate in this program. Join today. 

Level 2 is required to own their equipment once they are competing in USFA sanctioned tournaments.

Youth Level 3

Level 3 fencers are competitors of all ages that have made a commitment to the sport, their coaches and club. 100% of level 3 fencers adhere to our STAR methodology

Ideally, level 3 fencers should devote 10 to 12 hours to our program.  *(satisfies HS Phys. Ed. independent study). USFA regional and national level fencers should be taking 2 or more private lessons per week coupled with the group lessons and tournaments.

Core values are the same as level 1 and 2 +

  1. Mentoring
  2. Sharing and contributing

Top ten fencing outcomes same as level 1 & 2 +

  1. Using metrics to track progress
  2. Complete autonomy with regards to all matters related to competing in the sport of fencing.
  3. Advanced footwork skills
  4. Advanced offensive actions
  5. Advanced defensive actions
  6. Customize equipment
  7. Tournament regional and national level
  8. Hand and foot tempo combinations
  9. Referee level 10 or better skillset
  10. Thank your parents

USFA competitive membership is required to participate in this program. Join today. 

Level 3 owns and maintains their regulation uniform and electrical equipment.

Adults

Adults typically 40+ in epee and foil.

USFA non-competitive membership is required to participate in this program. Join today. 

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