2019-2020 Classes

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Go to August Fencing for the August Schedule

No classes on Halloween October 31 or Thanksgiving break: November 27-29.

Winter Break will probably start December 5 because of the Salt Lake North American Cup.

There will be comp classes scheduled for December - schedule TBA.

 

 

 

Monday Epee for All - ages 9-19 Mondays 4:15-5:15(5:30 see description)

Monday 4:15 Epee is for all fencers, level I, II and above, who have completed at least the equivalent of the beginner classes. Younger level I fencers will want to start in the Tuesday 4:15 class instead. This class is followed by open bouting 5:10-5:30 and footwork drills 5:30-5:45. Comp fencers are strongly, strongly encouraged to train in this class as well in order to be warmed up for comp training time.

Epee for 8-13 year olds - Tuesdays 4:15-5:15

Designed for younger fencers of all skill levels (after beginner class) who wish more one on one attention and who wish to further their skills faster. Comp and older fencers are encouraged to attend this class to hone their teaching skills and help create a positive learning environment for our younger fencers.

Teen Epee - ages 12-19 Tuesdays class 5:15-6:15 and optional open bouting 6:15-7:15

For teen fencers of all skill levels (after beginner class). This class is for those who wish to fence recreationally and also for competitive fencers who wish to have others to fence and train with.

Adult Epee I/II- Ages 17+ Tuesdays 6:15-7:15

Instruction and fencing time. Designed for adult fencers who have completed the equivalent of a beginner seminar as an alternate route to private lessons. May include younger family members or teens who wish more instruction after the teen class. Adult fencers are expected to arrive before class and get themselves warmed up and stretched before we begin.

Wednesday Epee for all - ages 9-19 4:15-5:15

Wednesday 4:15 Epee is for all fencers, level I, II and above, who have completed at least the equivalent of the beginner classes. Younger level I fencers will want to start in the Tuesday 4:15 class instead. Comp fencers are strongly strongly encouraged to train in this class as well in order to be warmed up for comp training time.

open bouting - Ages 10+ Wednesdays 6:15-7:15

This is straight up fencing time, not a class. If you fence at open bouting, please make sure you warm-up and stretch before fencing. You may wish to arrange a fencing partner of your own age/skill level ahead of time. Unless a mini-competition is scheduled, winning here is not the goal; rather, playing with specific bouting scenarios and giving and receiving feedback after fencing is strongly encouraged. Having fun, learning and trying out new techniques, timings, and strategies is the point. USFA membership is required.

Kids Open Bouting - ages 10-19 Tuesdays 6:15-7:15

This is straight up fencing time, not a class. If you fence at open bouting, please make sure you warm-up and stretch before fencing. You may wish to arrange a fencing partner of your own age/skill level ahead of time. Unless a mini-competition is scheduled, winning here is not the goal; rather, playing with specific bouting scenarios and giving and receiving feedback after fencing is strongly encouraged. Having fun, learning and trying out new techniques, timings, and strategies is the point. USFA membership is required. This takes place during the adult class. Adults generally join the open bouting for the last 30 minutes.

Jedi Classes - Ages 7-10 will be scheduled for October

Please get on the wait list for this class if you are interested

An introduction to all things fencing for ages 7-10 focused on fun, footwork, coordination, flexibility, strength, games, decision-making, development of strategic thinking. We will use super-light plastic equipment and methodology especially suited to this age group. No experience is necessary. Young fencers continue in the Jedi class until they are prepared to join the level I/II classes with the older kids (usually between the ages of 8 and 9 and after 3-12 months of fencing). Use of basic equipment and USFA non-competitive membership is included. Pre-registration is required.

Footwork - Ages 11+ Mondays 5:30-5:45

Footwork and more footwork. Designed for competition class fencers. Others who wish more footwork may join the footwork session with approval. This class sometimes starts at 5:15 for those who want more footwork and sometimes runs over into the comp class.

Competition Epee Classes (Requires Comp or Leadership Membership)

Competition Training Mondays 5:45-7:15 and Wednesdays 5:15-6:15 ages 12+

Starting this year, both Monday and Wednesday Competition Training Classes are not generally in class format, they are fencer led drills, collaborative coaching, often more footwork in lieu of a group format class and separate private lessons. This kind of training requires each fencer to be invested in learning and working and it nets the fastest levels of improvement. Periodically these training sessions will be in a class format to introduce new drills to all.

Although there is not a specific skill level required to be part of comp classes, all comp fencers are expected to be training at least 4-6 hours a week and all comp fencers are expected to train and encourage the training of others with a positive attitude. All Leadership fencers are expected to help out with one on one drills, warm-up games, or stretching in one or more weekly non-comp classes to the best of their ability, both to help raise the skill level of non-comp fencers and also to enrich their own fencing by improving their coaching perspective of why things work and when they don’t.

By using fencer led drills, we increase our ability to analyze ourselves and an opponent and formulate a response when competing. We learn when and why things work and when and why they don’t. We develop confidence and teaching skills. By using collaborative coaching, we improve the skills of our teammates to the best of our ability which provides us with a higher level of local competition, strengthening all of our fencers.

When we teach what we know, we all rise together.