2019-2020 Fencing For Adults

All classes are at 15 Tai Lane (downstairs).

Private Lessons

  • Private lessons are the most effective way to personalize your learning, allowing you to progress fastest and at your own pace.

  • Private lessons can often be worked around your schedule.

  • Included in your private lesson fees is the opportunity to fence in open bouting the Wednesday following your lesson(s). Although we learn most effectively in a one on one setting, it is helpful to fence with a variety of opponents.

  • Cost for new beginners is $20 for 30 minute lesson or $40 for a 1 hour lesson

  • Cost for lessons beyond beginner level is $30 for 30 minute lesson or $60 for 1 hour or $115 for two hours in a week

  • A $65 annual fee is due at the start of the season in August/September and/or at the start of your private lessons ($35 annual fee for current MSU students)

  • Use of some club equipment until you are able to purchase your own higher level equipment is included, as is non-competitive US Fencing Association membership. As you become a competitive fencer you may wish to upgrade your US Fencing membership to a competitive one to compete in tournaments.

Level I-II adult Class membership (Ages 17 and up)

  • Class is on Tuesdays (start August 20) 6:15-7:15

  • Open Bouting on Wednesdays (start August 28) 6:15-7:15

  • A $65 annual fee is due at the start of the season in August/September or at the start of your beginner classes which includes use of some club equipment until fencers are able to purchase their own, insurance and non-competitive US Fencing Association membership ($35 annual fee for current MSU students).

  • $60/month (10% discount for current MSU students) or $30 for August half month

  • Fencers are expected to obtain their own jacket, plastron, (chest protector), glove, knickers, and epee after 4 months to a year of fencing.

  • Fencers arrive early to warm themselves up and stretch before class starts

open bouting (ages 10-adult)

  • Wednesdays (start August 28) 6:15-7:15

  • Open bouting is included in monthly regular class/lesson fees

  • You may fence in open bouting without having signed up for that month's classes If you have a current USFA membership and your own gear. In that case, floor fees are $40/month or $15 per session

  • A $65 annual fee is due at the start of the season in August/September which includes insurance and non-competitive membership ($35 annual fee for current MSU students).

  • Current MSU students 10% discount with USFA membership and your own gear.

  • Do your own warm-up, stretching and footwork. This is straight up fencing time, not a class. If you will be joining this session, please arrive in time to give yourself enough time to warm-up before fencing and so that staff know you are coming. You may wish to arrange a fencing partner of your own age/skill level ahead of time.

  • Fencers coming from out of town are welcome with a national membership - please email ahead of time so that we know you are coming.

  • USFA membership is required.