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, email@example.com, 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:http://www.fencingclubasheville.com/beginner-classes/
Full 2023-4 Schedule: http://www.fencingclubasheville.com/2023-2024-schedule-and-fee-structure/
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: https://forms.gle/w2nCfAGar1jrRgqv5
If people sign up promptly this will start August 21st. We will not book the space until people sign up.
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.
This is a survey about the potential future of Asheville Fencing Club. We feel like we’re starting to reach the maximum of what we can achieve in our current practice situation and are starting to explore options. In doing so, we want to make sure to find something that will be able to serve the majority of our current membership.
Please complete this if you’re a current/recent fencer or parent of our club.
Thank you for helping to make our club better!
There will be no class or practice May 10th, due to the ACS school play. Practice and Class will resume as normal May 17th.
Enrollment in our March 1st beginner class is now closed, we have hit capacity.
If you have not RSVP’d yet, I’m sorry. If we have responded to your email, please continue to reply with the required information to complete your RSVP.
Our next chance for beginners to start will be in September and we will take RSVPs starting in July.
The burst pipe is repaired and practice will resume as normal tonight.
There will be no beginner class this winter.
Open Fencing will run from 8pm to 10pm and all beginners are encouraged to attend at this time.
Our next beginner class will Start March 1st, and Open fencing will revert to the spring/summer schedule on the first of March.
Please reach out by phone or email if you have any questions.
This week, 11/16 we have a last minute schedule change. Class will run from 8-9pm. Beginners class and Open Fencing will run concurrently. This will also be a chance for adult sized beginners to try out Epee.
Next Week there will be no practice due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
For December we expect Open Fencing to meet every week at 8pm except 12/28, when we won’t practice.
Beginner’s class will run from 7-8pm and Open Fencing from 8pm-10pm effective 10/26/2022.
This change is due to circumstances beyond our control, but we may move back to the earlier schedule in the spring.
Also, as might be expected, there will be no beginners class or open fencing the Wednesday before thanksgiving 11/23/2022. Class will resume as normal on 11/30/2022.