Beginner Class Info

Beginning Fencing Flyer - Spring 2024.pdf

Eight week beginning fencing classes are typically offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring. The class is designed for both youth (ages 10 and up) and adults.  The class will cover the basics of sport fencing with the foil and will introduce the student to the primary offensive and defensive techniques of foil fencing and its rules. The class is structured into a series of lessons each building upon one another.  Students completing the series will receive a club patch and certificate.  All equipment is provided for the class.

Enrollment into the class is upon reservation only.  To reserve a spot in the class, send an email to or contact Coach McDonald at 805-542-9802.  A free 90-day USA Fencing Access trial membership is required to participate in the class.  In addition, as the club operates on a donation-only basis, we ask that you consider a donation of $50 for the eight week class to help us offset the cost of the facility and other expenses.

Beginning classes are typically combined youth and adult instruction with each group having their own coach.  Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.  Individual adult lessons are also available on  Monday and Thursday nights upon request.  Contact Coach McDonald for more information.