The Advanced Level Program is designed for fencers who have completed the Intermediate level program in our club or a similar type of program in another fencing school. Typically, a fencer at this level has a good skill set, confidence and has participated in at least one regional competition before joining this level.
The fencers at the Advanced Fencing Level Program improve:
- Advanced foot and handwork
- Fencing techniques and skills
- Physical condition, such as endurance, speed and strength
- Understanding of fencing tactics and strategies
- Competence at competitions
- Analysis of performance at competition
Every advanced level fencer has his or her own fencing equipment, including at least 2 sets of the weapon of choice and 2 sets of body cords.
Equipment can be purchased through AFM.
The Advanced Fencing Program typically runs anywhere from 4 to 9 months, depending on athlete’s skills, physical and mental condition, and personal goals.
The coaches assess the fencers regularly and based on the athlete’s readiness recommend when to move on to the next level of competitive fencing.
The program is scheduled 3 times a week for the group class. Each group class is 1.5 hours long.
During the class, the athlete works on advanced exercises and drills and will focus on intensive endurance, strength, speed, and agility workouts with a good portion of the time fencing against opponents at the advanced and competitive levels.
Advanced Fencing Class is weapon specific. We offer 2 different Advanced fencing classes – one for foil and one for epee.
Advanced Program Cost
The cost of program is $375/month.
|Type of Class||Schedule|
|Youth Epee||Monday/Wednesday, 4pm – 5:30pm|
Saturday, 2:30pm – 4pm
|Youth Foil||Tuesday/Thursday, 5pm-6:30pm|
The latest detailed schedule of all fencing classes and lessons is available for download here.