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The Olympic sport of fencing for youth, teens, and adults
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There are 3 main aspects to fencing:

classes, tournaments, and private lessons

To help you progress, we have added two more items:

open bouting and conditioning

 
 
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For those whom have never fenced

FREE FENCING CLASS

 
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Monthly Free Fencing CLass

This event is perfect for you if you've never tried fencing before! Each class is the first Saturday of each month from 10:30AM-11:30AM.

We'll start with a brief description of the sport and gear. Next, you'll learn fencing basics of how we move, and then everyone will put on fencing gear and give it a try for 30-45 minutes. You'll definitely have the most eventful weekend among your friends (you could also bring them along)!

Helpful Tips – We ask that you wear some type of athletic or tennis shoes (no sandals please). Remember that it’s an active sport, so wear a t-shirt or something else that will be relatively cool.

 
 

Have any Questions?

 
 

many olympians started before they were a teenager

YOUTH CLASS

 
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Beginniner Youth Class

ages 6-12  •  Foil

This beginner level class (ages 6-12) will introduce students to the basics of the sport of fencing, specifically foil. The classes will cover footwork, handwork, rules, and strategy, all led by our encouraging coaching staff. Each friendly group class will stretch and do warm-up activities, work on building skills, and fence bouts. 

Learn more about foil fencing.

 

Class Times

Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00PM

Thursday 5:00 – 6:00PM

INCLUDES

 
 

because fencing is timeless, metaphorically

TEEN/ADULT CLASS

 
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Beginner Teen/Adult Class

ages 13+  •  Epee

We created an epee class for teenagers and adults because they think and learn in a different way than children. We focus on building technique, developing skills, and creating personal strategies for each fencer. Some days you might leave completely exhausted while gaining endurance, and other days you might leave with new skills or competitive strategies. Either way, our goal is that each class, you leave a better fencer than when you walked in. 

Note: the last 30 minutes is open bouting. All skill levels are invited and encouraged to take advantage of this time. 

Learn more about epee fencing.

 

Class Times

Monday 6:00 – 8:00PM

Saturday 10:30 – 12:30PM

Details

 

My message is, you can accomplish anything, not just on the athletic field, if you're willing to work and pay the price. It doesn't matter what your age.
- Herschel Walker
 
 
 

what summer is complete without fencing?

Summer CAMPS

 
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Beginning Level Summer Camps

Our Summer Camps introduce students to the basics of fencing. You have lots of choices, selecting activities for your children, and we offer a unique opportunity. The sport of fencing is gaining popularity. Fencers like Miles Chamley Watson and the Men’s Olympic Foil Fencing Team have generated a lot of excitement. Right here in Birmingham, we have two coaches who bring their experience as the coach of an olympic fencing team and as an olympic fencer. Both were also Chinese national champion fencers. Our other coaches also have decades of experience, skill, and love of the sport.

Beginning with warm-up activities each day, classes cover footwork, handwork, rules and strategy. We provide all the fencing equipment. Your instructor for the summer camps, Yuanjung Wang, led the Chinese National Fencing Team as head coach and is an internationally recognized referee.

2018 Dates

  • Session 1: May 28  — June 1
  • Session 2: June 4 — June 8

  • Session 3: July 16 — July 20

  • Session 4: July 30 — Aug 3

Who are the beginner summer camps right for? 

  • All children, ages 6 through 12
  • Eager kids with a sharp mind
  • There are no special physical requirements


Full Day Morning Afternoon
Start 8:00AM 8:00AM 1:00PM
End 4:00PM 12:00PM 4:00PM
Price/Week $150 $80 $80

Registration: $20 per person

Family or Additional Camps: 10% Discount

 
 
 

personal instruction for students of all levels

PRIVATE LESSONS

 
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Private Lessons

We offer private lessons in order to help your fencers focus, develop skills outside the classes and advance more quickly.  Private lessons are optional and available to all fencers. Ask your individual coaches about scheduling (25 minutes each). 

$40 – Head Coaches Wang and Hongyun Sun

$30 – Assistant Coach Luona Wang

$25 – Assistant Coaches Fred Grindle, Troy Arias, and Matt Neu

Note: each private lesson is 25 minutes unless special arrangements are made in advance.