- Dec 16 2023
- 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cadet Intro to Fencing Class
Age Requirement: 13-17
Equipment: None (equipment provided)
Duration: Varies (1 hour for beginner students, 1.5 hours for intermediate and novice students)
Tuesdays @ 6:00PM | Thursdays @ 6:00PM | Saturdays @ 2:30PM
Our Cadet Intro to Fencing Class is geared towards teenagers 13-17 who have no prior fencing experience. Students learn the basics of fencing, including footwork, armwork, and tactics. Like our youth program, there’s an added focus on teaching students to move athletically, and we strive to teach through play rather than through rote technical drills.
Students will spend an average of six months in the Cadet Intro to Fencing Class, where they’ll move through three levels.
Beginner (Months 1 & 2): Beginner students are introduced to the basics of fencing for the very first time. They’ll learn fencing footwork, attacks, hand positions, and basic tactics. Beginners practice for one hour.
Intermediate (Months 3 & 4): Intermediate students will continue fine tuning their basic skills alongside the beginners, but with real steel epees and with a greater focus on tactics. After the beginners wrap up their practice, intermediate students stay for an additional 30 minutes to learn bladework skills like parries.
Novice (Months 5 & 6): Like the intermediate students, novices will spend an hour practicing with the whole class. As the experts of the group, they’ll help mentor the beginners and show them the ropes. During their extra 30 minutes of class, novices get to put together everything they’ve learned so far into real bouting scenarios
By the time students graduate from the Cadet Intro to Fencing Class, they’ll be fully prepared to move up to the advanced level, fence full length bouts, and begin competing.
Want to learn more about joining our Cadet Intro to Fencing Class?