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

Our reopening is timed to be in compliance with the current order from the SCC health authorities and is cleared by the Department of Public Safety.

All Introduction to Fencing classes are limited to 12 children only and they are not used any shared equipment.

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

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: Tuesdays (7pm-8pm) for 4 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 groupSchedule – Campbell LocationSchedule – Sunnyvale Location
Youth 7-13 y.o.Saturday, 12pm-1pmTuesdays, 7pm-8pm

Current Registration:

NEW: Due to the current Purple Tier in Santa Clara County, we change the approach to the introduction to fencing classes. Upon registration, a new student will be provided with 4 private lessons and then join one group class. This approach allows students to learn the basics of fencing and experience the thrill of a fencing match as well. All lessons and group classes are conducted outdoors. The price remains the same for this program – $95. Once a new fencer registers on this site, we will contact the family and schedule 1×1 private lessons. Applicable only to youth fencers of school age.

We wanted to be certain that we communicated this to all of our AFM members and their families – The Department of Public Safety has cleared our indoor facilities for group and private lessons.

As the health of our families is our utmost priority, we have been careful to follow the protocols set out by experts in our decision to reopen for in-person classes. It was a tough decision to reopen at all, but we determined that we could do it in a way that would not compromise the health of our fencers, their families, or our staff.

Please read AFM Safe Shield Protocol.

All Introduction classes are up to 12 kids and the group is not mixed with other kids for the entire duration of the program (4 weeks). Kids are not using any shared equipment and any gear they use is individually assigned to a child for the duration of the program and fully sanitized after each use as well.

Campbell Location – Registration for Saturday’s Youth Introduction Session on March 6, 2021 

Sunnyvale Location – Registration for Tuesday’s Youth Introduction Session on March 2, 2021

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

As per current order of Santa Clara County Public Safety Department, all classes are capped by 12 children. Space is limited, so early registration is advisable to guarantee your spot.

New Sessions Start Dates for July 2020 – July 2021 (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 15, 2020 – Past session

Session #2 – September 12, 2020 – Past session.

Session #3 – October 10, 2020 – Past session. 

Session #4 – November 7, 2020 – Past session. 

Session #5 – December 5, 2020- Past session

Session #6 – January 9, 2021 – Past session

Session #7 – February 6, 2021- Registration is closed

Session #8 – March 6, 2021- New Session. Registration is open

Session #9 – April 3, 2021

Session #10 – May 1, 2021

Session #11 – June 26, 2021

Session #12 – July 31, 2021


New Sessions Start Dates for August 2020 – July 2021 (Youth Introduction Fencing Class) – Sunnyvale Location, Tuesday’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 18, 20202 – Past session

Session #2 – September 15, 2020 – Past Session

Session #3 – October 13, 2020 – Past Session

Session #4 – November 10, 2020 – Past Session

Session #5 – December 8, 2020 – Past Session

Session #6 – January 5, 2021 – Past Session

Session #7 – February 2, 2021 -Registration is closed

Session #8 – March 2, 2021 –New Session. Registration is open

Session #9 – April 30, 2021

Session #10 – May 27, 2021

Session #11 – June 22, 2021

Session #12 – July 13, 2021


To schedule your first fencing lesson please contact AFM office (email –; 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.