Introductory Group Fencing Classes
Olympic Sport Fencing - Foil, Sabre, Epee - Spring 2017
Known as the physical game of chess, Olympic sport fencing provides a tremendous physical and mental workout for students of all ages and athletic abilities. As one of the safest sports, fencing makes fitness fun! It builds muscle strength, provides a great cardiovascular workout, and improvies endurance coordination and speed. VAF is a place where those who are just starting to learn fencing can do so in a safe, friendly, and fun environment. At the same time, VAF is also a place where more experienced and competitive fencers can receive the highest level of training offered in the US.
Equipment rentals are available for an additional fee. Please click here for more information.
|Little Musketeers (Introductory class ages 4 to 5 years) – six 45-minute sessions|
|Saturday||March 25||9:15 am|
|Young Gladiators (ages 6 to 8 years) – six 45-minute sessions|
|Saturday||March 25||12:00 pm|
|Wednesday||March 29||5:15 pm|
|Youth (ages 9 to 13 years) – six 1-hour sessions|
|Saturday||March 25||2:00 pm|
|Monday||March 27||6:00 pm|
|Adult/Teens (ages 14 to adult) – six 1-hour sessions|
|Sunday||March 26||1:00 pm|
|Monday||March 27||7:00 pm|
Historical Swordsmanship: Rapier & Longsword
Explore the sword arts the way they were originaly practiced on the battlefields of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance! Historical swordsmanship re-creates the techniques used by fencers who lived before the modern sport was created, bringing these fighting arts to life in a safe and fun environment. Students gain fitness, coordination, reflexes, and endurance, as well as learning about the chivalric history of these knightly arts.
The practice swords used in class are the shinai, made of bamboo, and the foil. By the end of the course, students will understand different styles of swordsmanship used throughout history and be able to fence bouts with each other.
|Youth (ages 9 to 13 years) -- six 1-hour sessions|
|Sunday||March 26||10:00 am|
|Tuesday||March 28||7:00 pm|
|Adult/Teen (14 to adult) -- six 1-hour sessions|
|Sunday||March 26||11:00 am|
|Tuesday||March 28||8:00 pm|