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
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.
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.Registerfor Introduction to Fencing class
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 7-13 y.o.||Saturday, 12pm-1pm||Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm|
AFM is clear to reopen! In a limited and cautious capacity of course.
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
Campbell Location – Registration for Saturday’s Youth Introduction Session on August 15, 2020
Sunnyvale Location – Registration for Tuesday’s Youth Introduction Session on August 18, 2020
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 – – New Session. Registration is open
Session #2 – September 12, 2020
Session #3 – October 10, 2020
Session #4 – November 7, 2020
Session #5 – December 5, 2020
Session #6 – January 9, 2021
Session #7 – February 6, 2021
Session #8 – March 6, 2021
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 – New Session. Registration is open
Session #2 – September 15, 2020
Session #3 – October 13, 2020
Session #4 – November 10, 2020
Session #5 – December 8, 2020
Session #6 – January 5, 2021
Session #7 – February 2, 2021
Session #8 – March 2, 2021
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 – 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.