Author Archives: BrenFCAsheville


A few people in the Beginners and Intermediate group have let me know that our practice today (Sunday 2/11) coincides with their plans to watch the Superbowl. Accordingly, we’re going to structure practice so that people missing tonight’s practice won’t be behind for next week’s lesson.

Whether you’re at practice or watching TV, have fun and be safe!

Beginner Fencing Classes Fall 2023 – Dates and RSVPs

I am pleased to announce that we have revamped our program for 2023-24 to be more flexible for new members!

Fencing Club of Asheville is going to be starting Fall Beginner Classes starting on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 30th (Wednesday evening classes)
  • Sunday October 1st (Sunday evening classes)
  • Sunday November 5th (Sunday evening classes)

Each session will be its own 4 or 5 week class.  You can RSVP by emailing me at this address,, with the name of each participant and age of non-adult participants.  Once we hit a certain number of participants, we will close each month’s class. The minimum age for beginners classes is 10 years old.

We will offer Wednesday night classes again in the spring, but we had to move fall and winter classes to Sunday nights.
For more dates and other information please check out our beginners class page:

Full 2023-4 Schedule:

Monday Night Competitive Training in Fairview

We are adding a second night of fencing training designed for our more competetive members in Fairview at the Community Center.

Cost is $40/month on top of membership. You must have your own gear.

Full details and sign up sheet is here:

If people sign up promptly this will start August 21st. We will not book the space until people sign up.

Summer Schedule

Hi Everyone!

With our beginner class wrapping up last week were are going to move to our Summer schedule effective 6/7.

6:30 to 7:00pm – Lessons or Individual Training – This is for people who would like to practice certain things, train with a partner or take a private lesson. No invitation or anything is needed.

7:00 to 7:30pm – Group Training – Footwork and bladework done together for Fencers of all skill levels.

7:30 to 9:30pm – Open Fencing – Boutwork on the boxes and individual lessons for all fencers.

All Fencers are eligible for all segments. Cost for each segment is included with club membership, although there will be an equipment rental fee if you are borrowing club electric weapons and body cords.

If you need help deciding which segments of practice to attend please call, email, or talk to Bren at practice.