The Introduction to fencing session is provided for students of any age and physical condition 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 Introduction to Fencing Class conducted separately for kids (7-13y.o.) and adults (14 y.o. and older) 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 fencing equipment is provided by AFM.
Youth classes (7 y.o. – 13 y.o.) run once a week at 2 separate schedules:
Adult classes (>14 y.o.) run twice a week for 2 consecutive weeks:
Adults must first schedule 6 to 8 private lessons before taking beginner group classes.
Introduction Program Cost
The cost of the Introduction level fencing program is $95 for 4 classes.
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 class.
|Age group||Schedule – Campbell Location||Schedule – Sunnyvale Location|
|Youth||Saturday, 12pm-1pm||Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm|
|Adults||Tuesday/Thursday, 8:30pm-9:30pm||Monday/Thursday, 7:30pm-8:30pm|
Campbell Location – Registration for Saturday’s Youth Introduction Session on February 1, 2020
Sunnyvale Location – Registration for Wednesday’s Youth Introduction Session on February 5, 2020
The latest detailed schedule of all fencing classes and lessons is available for download here.
New Sessions Start Dates for August 2019 – July 2020 (Youth Introduction Fencing Class) – Campbell Location
Every Youth Introduction to Fencing session is run separately on 4 consecutive Saturdays according to the same program. The start dates of new sessions are following:
Session #1 – August 17, 2019 – Past Session
Session #2 – September 14, 2019 – Past Session
Session #3 – October 12, 2019 – Past Session
Session #4 – November 16, 2019 (No class on Nov/30 due to Thanksgiving)
Session #5 – January 4, 2020 – Current Session. Registration is closed
Session #6 – February 1, 2020 – New Session. Registration is open
Session #7 – February 29, 2020
Session #8 – March 28, 2020
Session #9 – April 25, 2020
Session #10 – May 23, 2020
Session #11 – June 20, 2020
Session #12 – July 18, 2020
New Sessions Start Dates for August 2019 – July 2020 (Youth Introduction Fencing Class) – Sunnyvale Location, Wednesday’s sessions
Every Youth Introduction to Fencing session is run separately on 4 consecutive Wednesdays according to the same program. The start dates of new sessions are following:
Session #1 – August 21, 2019 – Past Session
Session #2 – September 18, 2019 – Past Session
Session #3 – October 16, 2019 – Past Session
Session #4 – November 20 , 2019 (no class on Nov/27 due to Thanksgiving) – Past Session
Session #5 – January 8, 2020 – Current Session. Registration is closed
Session #6 – February 5, 2020 – New Session. Registration is open
Session #7 – March 4, 2020
Session #8 – April 1, 2020
Session #9 – April 25, 2020
Session #10 – May 27, 2020
Session #11 – June 24, 2020
Session #12 – July 22, 2020
To schedule your first fencing lesson please contact AFM office (email – office@AcademyOfFencingMasters.com; phone 408-370-6419) or sign online.
To sign up for a session that is not yet open for registration please call the office
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 Fencing Class.
Introduction to Fencing session 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 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.