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 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.
|Age group||Schedule – Campbell Location||Schedule – Sunnyvale Location|
|Youth||Saturday, 12pm-1pm||Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm|
|Adults||Tuesday/Thursday, 8:30pm-9:30pm||Monday/Thursday, 7:30pm-8:30pm|
Campbell Location – Registration for Saturday’s Youth Introduction Session on January 5, 2019
Sunnyvale Location – Registration for Wednesday’s Youth Introduction Session on January 9, 2019
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 — Past Session
Session #3 – October 13, 2018 — Past Session
Session #4 – November 17, 2018 (no lesson on November 24 due to Thanksgiving weekend) — Current Session. Registration is closed
Session #5 – January 5, 2019 — New Session. Registration is open
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 — Past session.
Session #3 – October 17, 2018 — Past session.
Session #4 – November 14 , 2018 –Current session. Registration is closed
Session #5 – January 9, 2019 — New Session. Registration is open
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
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.