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Little Musketeers

"Little Musketeers engages young minds and bodies, ages 4 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.

Saturdays 1:30 to 2:30 by appointment only. Sorry, no drop in.
6:1 ratio

Novice (7-10/11)

Novice fencers range in age from 7 to 10/11. Typically, new to emerging students discovering the joy of fencing while having fun.

Available:
Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri. 5 to 6 pm
Sat. 10:30 to 12 pm

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. Offensive actions
  7. Defensive actions
  8. Fine motor actions
  9. Spatial awareness in the short and medium fencing distances
  10. Improved conditioning, balance, focus, and coordination.

Intermediate (9-18)

Intermediate group class is appropriate for fencers with previous experience ages 9+ and first-time fencers ages 12+. Older students appreciate being in their peer group even if they are not as skilled initially. Besides a "rising tide raises all ships" and they will catch up quickly in our experience.

Foil & Sabre: Mon. Wed. Fri 6 pm to 8:30 pm plus Sat. 12:30 pm to 4 pm

Epee: Thurs & Fri 6 pm to 8:30 pm and Sunday from 2 pm to 3:30 pm

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 locally

Advanced (all ages)

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

Ideally, advanced fencers should devote 10 to 12 hours a week to our program.  *(satisfies HS Phys. Ed. independent study). USFA 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.

Bucket listers

Adults typically 50+ in epee. A great place to start crossing swords for real...you know you always wanted to try this.

Saturday 9:30 t0 10:30 am

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Little Musketeers Tuesday and Saturday options. Draw your sword!

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Welcome to the Girls Y14 foil team.

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