Open Fencing and Practice is what we are currently offering to experienced fencers. By which we mean non-beginners with about 3 months experience or more.
Our Open Fencing nights are:
- Wed from 8-10pm at Asheville Catholic School (12 Culvern st Asheville NC, 28804)
- Intermediate/Flex practice from 8-9pm. Practice time devoted to lessons and box (electric) drills
- Open Fencing 9-10pm Time devoted to electric bouting/boutwork.
As we grow, we expect to create better practice opportunities and spaces for fencing in Asheville. By showing up to Open Fencing now you will help build this in our city.
First Visit is Free. After that our basic membership is $30 (the first $10 of which will be paid as USA fencing dues) or you can pay a $10 floor fee each practice. More info on paperwork and membership here.
Fencers are able to fence Foil and Epee in Open Fencing. We expect to have at least one or two people capable of giving you a good practice in Foil, Epee, but (not currently) Sabre. We’re always trying to get a sabre group together so hopefully one day we will offer all three weapons.
Equipment is not reeaaaally provided. (except for beginners classes) We expect folks who are attending Open Fencing to bring their own equipment. However we do have a limited supply of gear to lend, and we hope to foster an environment where fencers help each other with equipment. If you wanna get back into fencing and don’t have your gear, please come to practice and we’ll do our best with the gear we have to share. We are expanding our club inventory to meet fencers needs.
Training methods are what you make them but we’re focusing on bouts and boutwork. Coaches will be keeping things moving, giving short lessons, organizing drills, and
instigating brawls asking you to fence certain people. Ultimately however, this is your two or three hours to use to have fun and make yourself a better fencer. Please bring your best training ideas and share them with coach and clubmates!
Have Fun during practice, and then let’s all go out afterwards.