This event is perfect for you if you've never tried fencing before! Free Classes are held the first Saturday each month unless there is a Holiday weekend! Times are from 9:30AM-10:30AM. Reserve your spot below before they fill up!
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all attendees and guests are expected to wear a mask at all times.
Wear breathable clothes and any sort of athletic shoes (no sandals or heels).
Our Free Fencing class is about every 1‑2 months at 9:30AM on Saturdays.
We're behind Sounds Great Stereo (new location) across Highway 31 from the Hoover Publix.
Register online and there's no forms and no lines! Simply find a coach and we'll check you in if you have registered beforehand. Feel free to explore around the club and watch private lessons with high-level students likely training in the morning.
Fencing requires some unique footwork, but it's easy to learn. We'll quickly review basic moves, a few attacks, and defensive parries, and then you'll be ready for your first bout.
En garde, ready, fence! You will fence short bouts and rotate often so you get the chance to fence everyone there with short breaks in between. Pace yourself, think strategically, and have a great time!
At some point, we were all brand new to this sport, so ask questions! Be inquisitive. Fencing is tactical and strategic. Some of the brightest minds use the same mindset to study fencing as they would study physics, biology, or thermodynamics; it takes patience and effort.
You're just getting started. That rush in the heat of a bout stays with you during every class. Come start your first month of classes or a youth camp and see for yourself how this might be the activity you've been missing.
"The coaches are amazing and the members are a community. It is a wonderful club to be a part of."
- Jenn V, parent
"It's a fun, family-friendly place. Highly recommended for anyone, at any age or athletic level."
- Wes, fencer
"Skilled coaches and a wonderful program! BFC has provided our family exciting new experiences."
- Grant, parent