The Introduction to fencing session is provided for kids 7-13 y.o who have never fenced before.  This beginning fencing program introduces participants to the sport of fencing and gives them the basic fundamentals needed to start fencing and develop basic skills. 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

All Introduction to Fencing classes use sanitized equipment which is not shared.

Our safety protocols are stricter than the minimum required by the county. After all, you entrust us with the most precious thing in your life – your children! We take this responsibility with the same seriousness that we would want someone to take with our own kids.

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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

All AFM fencing equipment is sanitized after each session and is not shared between participants.

Program Duration

Youth classes (7 y.o. – 13 y.o.) are designed around the initial 2 sessions of private lessons (each session is 20 minutes) followed by a trial class. The two private lessons can be scheduled either as two separate sessions or one double (i.e., 40 min) session. Once you sign up your child for the Introduction to Fencing, our office will contact you within 2 business days to schedule private lessons and the trial class.

You can choose either our Campbell location or Sunnyvale location for the lessons. The trial class is conducted on Saturdays at 12pm – 1pm in our Campbell location. Once you sign up for the Introduction to Fencing, we will set up a specific class date based on when the lessons are taken and number of available slots in the class after the lessons are held.



Introduction Program Cost

The cost of the Introduction level fencing program is $95. This includes two private lessons (20 min each) and 1 group class.

Per USA Fencing Association requirement, every fencer that registers for any fencing class must become a member of USA Fencing.

Cancellation and refund policy: as Introduction to Fencing Program registration is capacity-based, fees will be refunded or credited towards other classes only if the registration is canceled 7 or more days before the start of the first lesson.


The group class takes a place every few weeks based on the enrollment into the Introduction to Fencing on Saturdays at 12pm – 1pm in our Campbell location. Once the private lessons are confirmed we will schedule the next available group trial class.

Age groupSchedule – Campbell LocationSchedule – Important Notes
Youth 7-13 y.o.Saturday, 12pm-1pm.The exact date when the class will be conducted will be set once the two sessions of private lessons are scheduled. This will be based on class availability. We will strive to have the class within 2-3 weeks from the date of the first lesson

NOTE: Once you register online to the Introduction to Fencing, we will contact you to schedule your private lessons and the group class. Please allow 1-2 business days for this call.

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


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


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

Introduction to Fencing session can be taken only single time within a year for any new fencer who is age eligible. Gift Certificates and/or Coupons cannot be applied to multiple programs or classes and do not have cash value.


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.