Beginners

The Beginner fencing program is provided for students of any age and physical condition who have never fenced before.  This beginner 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 14 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
Registerfor beginner class

 

Equipment

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. – 13 y.o.) run once a week at 3 separate schedules:

  • In Campbell: Saturdays (12pm-1pm) for 4 consecutive weeks
  • In Sunnyvale: Wednesdays (5pm-6pm) for 4 consecutive weeks

Adult classes (>14 y.o.) run twice a week for 2 consecutive weeks:

  • In Campbell: Tuesday/Thursday (8:30pm-9:30pm)
  • In Sunnyvale: Monday/Thursday (7:30-8:30pm)

Adults must first schedule 4 to 8 private lessons before taking beginner group classes.

 

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.

 

Schedule

Age groupSchedule – Campbell LocationSchedule – Sunnyvale Location
YouthSaturday, 12pm-1pmWednesdays, 5pm-6pm
AdultsTuesday/Thursday, 8:30pm-9:30pmMonday/Thursday, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Current Registration:

Campbell Location – Registration for Saturday’s Youth Beginner Session on January 6, 2018

Sunnyvale Location – Registration for Wednesday’s Youth Beginner Session on December 6, 2017

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

New Sessions Start Dates for September, 2017-August, 2018 (Youth Beginner Fencing Class) – Campbell Location

Every Youth Beginner Fencing Class session is run separately on 4 consecutive Saturdays according to the same program. The start dates of new sessions are following:

Session #1 – September 16, 2017 –– Past Session

Session #2 – October 14, 2017 — Past Session

Session #3 – November  11, 2017 —Current Session. Registration is closed

Session #4 – January 6, 2018 — New Session. Registration is open.

Session #5 – February 3, 2018

Session #6 – March 3, 2018

Session #7 – March 31, 2018

Session #8 – April 28, 2018

Session #9 – May 26, 2018

Session #10 – June 23, 2018

Session #11 – July 21, 2018

 

New Sessions Start Dates for September, 2017-August, 2018 (Youth Beginner Fencing Class) – Sunnyvale Location, Wednesday’s sessions

Every Youth Beginner Fencing Class session is run separately on 4 consecutive Wednesdays according to the same program. The start dates of new sessions are following:

Session #1 – September 13, 2017 — Past Session

Session #2 – October 11, 2017 — Past Session

Session #3 – November  8, 2017 Current Session. Registration is closed

Session #4 – December 6 , 2017 — New Session. Registration is open

Session #5 – January 3, 2018

Session #6 – January 31, 2018

Session #7 – February 28, 2018

Session #8 – March 28, 2018

Session #9 – April 25, 2018

Session #10 – May 23, 2018

Session #11 – June 20, 2018

Session #12 – July 18, 2018

To schedule your first fencing lesson please contact AFM office (email – office@AcademyOfFencingMasters.com; phone 408-370-6419) or sign online

Notes:

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 Sunnyvale, and featuring a unique layout geared towards whole family, our fencing club locations are 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.