"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.
Novice fencers range in age from 7 to 10/11. Typically, new to emerging students discovering the joy of fencing while having fun.
Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri. 5 to 6 pm
Sat. 10:30 to 12 pm
Top ten fencing outcomes:
- Etiquette rules
- Strip rules
- Intro to 3-weapons
- Uniform dress
- Basic footwork (gross motor actions)
- Offensive actions
- Defensive actions
- Fine motor actions
- Spatial awareness in the short and medium fencing distances
- Improved conditioning, balance, focus, and coordination.
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 +
Top ten fencing outcomes same as level 1 +
- Understanding the rules
- Intermediate footwork skills
- Intermediate offensive actions
- Intermediate defensive actions
- Equipment maintenance and care
- Practicing and applying short, medium and long fencing distances
- Tempo introduction
- Making basic referee calls
- Attend tournament locally
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 +
- Sharing and contributing
Top ten fencing outcomes same as level 1 & 2 +
- Using metrics to track progress
- Complete autonomy with regards to all matters related to competing in the sport of fencing.
- Advanced footwork skills
- Advanced offensive actions
- Advanced defensive actions
- Customize equipment
- Tournament regional and national level
- Hand and foot tempo combinations
- Referee level 10 or better skillset
- 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.