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End of Fall Beginner Session

Tomorrow will be the last class of our fall session.  All fencers from the fall session will be able to continue to Winter session as part of the intermediate group.

At practice we’ll have a brief discussion of what happens after a cycle of beginner classes.  The full scoop will be at the link below.  Please feel free to ask Bren any questions at the end of practice.

Intermediate and Open Fencing

RSVP for January Beginner Class Now

Our next chance for beginners to start is Wed, January 2nd, 2019 at 7pm.

If you would like to attend our free trial beginner class at this time, please email us to RSVP at

Once we get more RSVPs than we can safely squeeze into the gym we will close registration.

This applies to brand new beginners only.  If you have fenced with us previously, or have fencing experience in general please come back and fence with us either in the intermediate class or at open fencing.

Our next chance for beginners to start after January will be Wed March 27th.

Optional Practice on 10/31

Our next practice after tonight, falls on Halloween, 10/31.   Since many fencers have holiday events we are expecting very light attendance.   Beginners won’t miss anything in the normal class sequence if they choose not to attend that practice.

Bren will be around to give lessons at 7pm and Open fencing will happen as usual at 8pm, but we may close up early if attendance is spotty.   If you’re planning to come, please be on time so we don’t miss you if we close early.

If you’re planning to attend holiday events instead, Have fun and be safe!   Normal scheduled classes and practice will resume the first Wed in November, so get ready to sweat off those treats!

Membership Reminder

Please note that if you enjoyed the free class last week and want to keep going in our Fall Beginner class you need to complete the $10 USA Fencing Non-Competitive membership at the link below:

This is a requirement for all fencers at the club whether beginners or not.   Monthly dues are also payable by cash or check.

See everyone tomorrow!  Check out some of these bouts if you want to get excited about your first foil bout!

Beginners Start next Wed 9/12

Our beginner class will start next wed, 9/12.   Class is full and we have already sent out notifications to those on the wait list whether we had room for them or not.

If you’re confused about whether you’re on the roster for the fall class please email us at

If you have previous experience at Foil or Epee, we will always have room for you to come to Open Fencing.

Attention Returning Fencers!

If you fenced with us previously and want to keep fencing Foil this year, please attend our Intermediate Foil class Kickoff on Sept 5th!    If you can’t make it, please write us an email at so we save a space for you.   If you fence epee or just attend Open fencing it’s not required to come to intermediate class.

Also it is time to renew your USA Fencing membership.  A $10 non-competitive membership (or better) is required for all club members.  You can renew here at this link.


Fall Beginner Class is now full

Our fall beginner class starting Sept 12th has now reached maximum capacity.  We do not think we can safely squeeze more beginners into the gym.   We hate to make people wait to start fencing, but it’s the only way we can provide a safe and fun experience.

Please email us at if you would like to be placed on the wait list.  We will admit a very small number of additional fencers after seeing what our gym space looks like.   This will be announced by email September 6th.  I will also put people on the Sept wait list who don’t have a slot into the January beginner class roster on request, so please specify in your email.  We’ll send an email in the beginning of December asking you to confirm your continued interest.

For fencers who have previous experience at a competitive level, either with us or at another fencing club, please note that Intermediate classes and Open fencing are not full.

UPDATE: If you are an ACS student or family member please send us an email and we will work something out.