The Beginner fencing program is provided for students of any age and physical condition who have never fenced before.  This fencing class introduces participants to the sport of fencing and gives them the basic fundamentals needed to start fencing and develop basic skills. The Beginner Fencing Class conducted separately for kids (7-14y.o.) and adults (older than 15 y.o.) The class covers:

  • Basic eye-hand-foot work
  • Basic distance control
  • Basic fencing
  • Fencing with electrical weapon
  • Introduction to fencing etiquette
  • Safety rules and sportsmanship
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All fencing equipment is provided by AFM.
To participate in the class you should wear:

  • Long sport pants
  • Tennis shoes
  • T-shirt

Program Duration

Youth classes (7 y.o. – 14 y.o.) run once a week on Saturdays (12pm-1pm) for 4 consecutive weeks.

Adult classes run twice a week on Tuesday/Thursday (8:30pm-9:30pm) for 2 consecutive weeks.


Beginners Fencing Program Cost

The cost of beginner level fencing program is $95 for 4 classes.

Per US Fencing Association requirement, every fencer that registers for the beginner fencing class must become a member of USFA.

Cancellation and refund policy: as Beginner Fencing Program registration is capacity-based, fees will be refunded only if the registration is canceled 7 or more days before the start of the first class.



Age groupSchedule
YouthSaturday, 12pm-1pm
AdultsTuesday/Thursday, 8:30pm-9:30pm

Currently registering youth fencers for Session that starts on August 19, 2017

The latest detailed schedule of all fencing classes and lessons is available for download here.

New Sessions Start Dates for August, 2016-August, 2017 (Youth Beginner Fencing Class)

Every Youth Beginner Fencing Class session is run separately according to the same program. The start dates of new sessions are following:


Session #1 – August 20, 2016 – Past Session

Session #2 – September 17, 2016 – Past Session

Session #3 – October 15, 2016 – Past Session

Session #4 – November 12, 2016 – Past Session

Session #5 – January 7, 2017 – Past Session

Session #6 – February 4, 2017 – Past Session

Session #7 – March 4, 2017 Past Session

Session #8 – April 1, 2017 – Past Session

Session #9 – April 29, 2017 –  Past Session

Session #10 – May 27, 2017 Past Session

Session #11 – June 24, 2017 –  Past Session

Session #12 – July 22, 2017 – Current Session. Registration is closed

Session #13 – August 19, 2017 – New Session. Registration is open


To schedule your first fencing lesson please contact AFM office (email –; phone 408-370-6419)



Gift Certificates are valid for 1 Beginner session and 1 child only and cannot be used for multiple Beginner Sessions or redeemed/credited towards other programs at AFM. Gift Certificate must be redeemed prior to the expiration date. A new fencer can use only 1 Gift Certificate within a year, and only for the purpose of registering to the Beginner Fencing Class.

Beginner Fencing class can be taken only single time within a year for any new fencer. Gift Certificates and/or Coupons cannot be applied to multiple programs or classes for a


Located at the heart of Silicon Valley, in Campbell, and featuring a unique layout geared towards whole family, our fencing club is ideally suited to meet the busy schedule of the residents of San Jose and surrounding cities of the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.