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All classes will be at our new location at 15 Tai Lane (downstairs).

After completing the Beginner Classes , you will be ready to join BFA as a member. Confused about which class or membership level is for you? Just ask!

You may switch your level of membership month to month as your schedule or interest dictates. If finances are an issue, please ask as we sometimes have scholarship funds available, competition membership fencers will be given priority. If you wish to make a tax deductible donation to the scholarship fund, please ask how.

Download registration forms and mail them in with payment to 1109 Holly Dr, Bozeman, MT 59715 or register in person.

I do need medical and waiver forms once a year.

Payment is due on the 1st of each month.

If you are not fencing for any given month but have gear checked out to you, you will be billed $15/month.

Competition Membership

All fencers are always welcome to compete in tournaments for fun. This membership is for those who wish to train more intensively. For those who are fencing 3+ hours a week and who wish more individualized coaching or who have aspirations of fencing regionally or nationally.

Competition Membership: $89/month

  • Any and all of the below-listed age appropriate level I or II classes (1-5 per week)
  • Plus Competition Epee class
  • Includes one 30 minute private lesson each month
  • Open Bouting and Rec Fencing
  • A $15 registration fee is due at the start of the season in August/September unless you are maintaining your own USA Fencing competitive membership

Competition Epee Class

Tuesdays 4:15-5:15  January 9-June 20

Instructor: Atty Cummings, Mich Carey, Kai Cummings

Ages 11-16. Further skills and tactical drills, conditioning, development of strategy, and preparation for the emotional component of competition. Some younger competitive fencers may also join this class.

Private lessons

To be scheduled monthly.

Level I/ II Classes Regular Memberships

Regular Membership: $79/month

  • For any and all age and skill appropriate level I /II or Jedi Younglings classes (1-5 per week)
  • Open Bouting and Rec Fencing
  • A $15 registration fee is due at the start of the season in August/September unless you are maintaining your own USA Fencing competitive membership
  • Depending on how many classes you attend each week this membership gives you discounted rates of $2-12/class
  • Includes spring break bonus class Wednesday the 14th March 4:30-5:30

Or, sign up for one class a week membership: $59/month

  • Pick your class. If you need to make-up a class for whatever reason, please pre-arrange. Make ups are generally completed within the same month. If your class has only three sessions scheduled in the month, please arrange a make-up.

  • Open Bouting and Rec Fencing
  • A $15 registration fee is due at the start of the season in August/September unless you are maintaining your own USA Fencing competitive membership
  • March once week fees are $45 for a three week month

If you are paying per class, the drop-in fee per class is $15.

  • If available, equipment can be rented for drop-in fencers.
  • USA Fencing membership is required

Epee I Classes

Mondays 4:15-5:15 January 15-May 21 (May classes start April 30)

Tuesdays 5:15-6:15 January 9-May 22

Mondays 5:15-6:15 starting February 26 for ages 12-17

Thursdays Beginner/Level I 4:15-5:15 only  3/22-4/19

Instructors: Mich Carey, Atty Cummings, Kai Cummings, and/or Graham Mills

For fencers ages 8-17 who have graduated from the Beginner Class or from the Jedi Fencers. Foil fencers who are transitioning into epee will likely also be happiest if starting with level I epee. You may sign up for either the regular membership or one class a week or if you would also like to have private lessons, you may sign up for the competition membership. Level I fencers are encouraged to join the Monday and/or Tuesday class although they are always welcome to join in the Thursday Beginner class as well as we all can always use more work on the basics. Level I fencers are expected to own their own 350 N plastron (1 arm underarm protector) and glove. Unless you purchase your own elsewhere, when you graduate out of the beginner class, you will be billed a one-time fee of $20 to cover your new plastron. Other equipment is provided. All level I fencers are welcome to join level II classes for the month of June.

Which class? This January the age range of Monday 4:15 and Tuesday classes is 7-12 and the Monday class is currently smaller. Monday 5:15 class is only for fencers ages 12-17 and younger siblings with permission.

Epee II Classes

Mondays 5:15-6:15 January 15-June 25

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00  January 10-May 30 although this class may continue through June 20 if class numbers remain high.

Instructors: Mich Carey, Atty Cummings, Kai Cummings

Although there are a few younger fencers in level II, most of our level II fencers are ages 10-16. Wednesday is a longer class with more time for deeper exploration of epee skills as well as more bouting time.

Level II fencers will be expected to own their own equipment: plastron, glove, chest protector, jacket, knickers and mask suited to this level of fencing. Knickers should be worn for all level II and competition classes and level II kids are encouraged to wear them when fencing in level I classes as well

Foil classes

Mondays 4:15-5:15 January 15-June 25

Thursdays  5:15-6:15 January 11-May 31

Instructor: Graham Mills

For foil fencers ages 9-15. If you have fenced for three months or more and you are interested in trying foil for the first time, ask to find out a good time to begin.

Recreational Fencing

Tuesdays 5:15-6:15  January 9-May 29

Ages 10+ For those who would like more time to just fence. For epee, foil, and saber. Rec fencing includes a group warm-up, stretching and footwork alongside the epee I class. Fencers are expected to be self-motivated to fence and be capable of implementing suggested situational bouting scenarios for themselves. This is not a stand-alone class but rather a time to put drills and class lessons into practice. Fencers are encouraged to hook up and fence electric and to work on their reffing skills.

open bouting

Thursdays 6:15-7:15 January 11-April 26

Wednesdays 6:00-7:15 May 2-June 20

Ages 11-adult Warm-up, stretching and footwork may be organized or on your own. This is straight up fencing time, not a class. If you will be joining this session, please arrive by 6:15 to give yourself enough time to warm-up before fencing. You may wish to arrange a fencing partner of your own age/skill level ahead of time.

USFA membership is required.