- Beginner Class: $65/6 week class or $11/week, due by second week of each class (does not require additional semester/annual dues), also requires each student to purchase a glove ($15)
- Per Semester: $325/Semester, due by February 1 or October 1, respectively.
- Annual: $630/year, due by October 1.
- Monthly: $85/month, due by second week each month.
Financial constraints are not a reason to miss out on fencing.
If costs are an issue, other options are available.
Discounts are available for families with multiple fencers.
United States Fencing (US Fencing), who provides our insurance, requires that ALL club members become US Fencing members for coverage. It is very important that anyone who attends the club (as a fencer) MUST have this US Fencing membership. This ensures that our insurance remains valid. Multiple levels of membership with US Fencing are available including Non-competitive ($15/yr), Collegiate Competitive ($50/yr), and Competitive ($90/yr). The non-competitive membership can be upgraded later if needed. Becoming a US Fencing member can be done online at www.usfencing.org. Additionally, a competitive membership is required to compete in the Y14 and older age groups for the Utah-Southern Idaho Epee league, the Utah Youth Foil league and all national events. Most beginning fencers only need the non-competitive membership for lessons and local events.
Club Fencing Philosophy:
Competitive fencing is based on mastery of the fundamentals. Without this foundation, progress will likely plateau far below an individual’s potential (and quite likely below their expectations). Once the basics are perfected, individuality will be encouraged to take advantage of the fencer’s unique personality and physical attributes. Being a successful competitive fencer is more than just repeating a fencing action. The complete fencer understands the rules and the strategy of the sport and has learned to prepare their body and mind for competition.
The critical basics that we feel are important for new students to master include:
- Footwork - advance, retreat, lunge, ballestra, fleche.
- Distance - control and timing, spatial awareness.
- Blade work - simple and compound attacks, lateral and circular parries (4,6, 8 and counter 6), direct and indirect responses to attack.
Our coaches’ job is to:
- Help the student develop realistic and incremental goals that encourage growth.
- Provide the technical knowledge necessary for the student to achieve his/her goals.
- Provide the student with safe environment that allows him/her the opportunity to reach their goals.
- Remain flexible and adjust my teaching to the best fit the individual student.
- Respond to and support the changing abilities and goals of the student.
Safety is our primary concern. Students will be expected to follow instruction from coaches regarding safe participation, including safe use of and respect for equipment, maintenance of safe spaces around ongoing bouts, respecting the venue, and respecting other participants.
Students will remain in the gym except to use the rest rooms or get water and refrain from entering other areas of the building hosting the fencing club.
US Fencing, national organizing body:
Recommended entry equipment:
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