Introduction

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
Registerfor Introduction to Fencing 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 2 separate schedules:

  • In Campbell: Saturdays (12pm-1pm) for 4 consecutive weeks
  • In Sunnyvale: Wednesdays (5:30pm-6:30pm) 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.

 

Introduction Program Cost

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

Per US Fencing Association requirement, every fencer that registers for the 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 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, 5:30pm-6:30pm
AdultsTuesday/Thursday, 8:30pm-9:30pmMonday/Thursday, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Current Registration:

Campbell Location – Registration for Saturday’s Youth Introduction Session on October 13, 2018

Sunnyvale Location – Registration for Wednesday’s Youth Introduction Session on October  17, 2018

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

New Sessions Start Dates for August 2018 – July 2019 (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 18, 2018 — Past session

Session #2 – September 15, 2018  — Current Session. Registration is closed

Session #3 – October 13, 2018 — New Session. Registration is open

Session #4 – November 10, 2018 (no lesson on November 24 due to Thanksgiving weekend)

Session #5 – January 5, 2019

Session #6 – February 2, 2019 

Session #7 – March 2, 2019

Session #8 – March 30, 2019

Session #9 – April 27, 2019

Session #10 – May 25, 2019

Session #11 – June 22, 2019

Session #12 – July 20, 2019

 

New Sessions Start Dates for August 2018 – July 2019 (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 22, 2018 — Past session. 

Session #2 – September 19, 2018 — Current session. Registration is closed

Session #3 – October 17, 2018 — New Session. Registration is open

Session #4 – November 14 , 2018

Session #5 – January 9, 2019

Session #6 – February 6, 2019

Session #7 – March 6, 2019

Session #8 – April 3, 2019

Session #9 – May 1, 2019

Session #10 – May 29, 2019

Session #11 – June 26, 2019

Session #12 – July 24, 2019

 

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 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.