Update – Outdoor Private Lessons now Available

Update to Late Fall 2020 Update (03/12/2021):

Group beginner classes, are still not possible for Fencing Club Asheville to run due to the pandemic numbers. Fencers with previous experience may be practicing in small groups outdoors or indoors, but we’re not ready to take large groups of beginners in our space at this time. This policy will likely remain in effect until May.

However, one of the head coaches, Bren McAneny, will offer private lessons in an outdoor setting starting immediately. These will be offered to both beginners and fencers with any level of previous experience. Please bring all equipment, including electrical fencing gear if you have it, if you are a beginner without gear we will work out a safe way to use the club loaner gear.


  • Cost: $20 per 1 to 1.5 hour lesson.
  • Time: any weekday or weekend between 9am and when it gets too dark to fence around 7pm.
  • Location: West Asheville in the coach’s driveway. Please contact for address.
  • Bring a Close Friend: Lessons will be given in groups of 1 to 3 people for the same price. To limit infection risk, the person should be a spouse, sibling, parent/child, roommate, neighbor, home school pod member or other person who you closely associate with already. After three lessons we’ll discuss how to form larger practice groups safely.
  • Safety Protocols: Cloth face masks required. Additional protocols will be explained, but the club’s policy is to use maximum caution.
  • How to setup your lesson: Call Bren at 301-537-0211, or email at FencingClubAsheville@gmail.com

Be safe, and keep practicing at home!

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