Welcome to CFA

Hello!

The CALIFORNIA FENCING ACADEMY - CFA has taught fencing to many thousands of fencers in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley since 1986. CFA is a foil club that offers all levels of programs for complete beginners to elite world class athletes.

The CFA Coaches have produced endless youth to senior men and women elite US "A-Rated" fencers in all three weapons the foil, epee, and saber. These have included a very long list of National Champions and National Championship teams, Junior Olympic Champions and Team Finalists, US World Team members, World Championship top eight placements, and an Olympic silver medal, not to mention almost every one of our athletes being accepted to about every elite University around the country. The CFA staff is made up of International Elite Fencing Masters including Head Coaches Daniel and Ania Tibbetts, CFA Associate Coaches and Masters, Provost-at-Arms Assistant Team Coaches, and numerous USFCA Certified Junior Assistant Coaches. All Cal Sports Club Instructors in fencing, archery, and horsemanship are formally trained and certified, first aide certified, TB tested, DOJ background checked, and Safe Sport educated and certified.

Below is the beginning class info and registration for all sports.  Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you find something that you like!

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FALL CLASS SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

Fencing ~ Archery ~ Horsemanship ~ Mounted Combat ~ Outdoor Adventure

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California FENCING Academy - CFA

FENCING for beginners (ages 7-12)

The Introductory-Beginning Classes are for those with little or no experience. Learn the basic positions, footwork, terminology, safety, rules, ettiquite, and sportsmanship of Olympic fencing. In partnered drills you will learn to thrust, disengage, do feint attacks, actions on the blade, and various parries and ripostes. You even get to start fencing each other the second day of the session. It's a blast!
The groups are kept to a small ratio of about 8 students-4 pairs to each certified fencing instructor. The equipment rental fee is included in the class cost. Upon completion of the program you are ready to join the Novice-Intermediate level membership classes!

CFA classes are held at the Cal Sports Club's Olympic Training Facility at 891 East Hamilton Avenue in Campbell.

One 45-minute class each week for 6-weeks. ONLY $125.00!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Class Days & Times

SESSION DATES

Choose one of any session offered

HOW TO REGISTER:
1. Select the first day of your desired session 
2. Press continue to complete your registration

WEDNESDAYS

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

EARLY FALL

  • Sept 14-Oct 19

LATE FALL

  • Nov 2 - Dec 14

SATURDAYS

9:00 am - 9:45 am

EARLY FALL

  • Sept 17 - Oct 22

LATE FALL

  • Nov 5 - Dec 17

 

California ARCHERY Center - CAC

ARCHERY for beginners (ages 7-16)

The Introductory-Beginning Classes are for those with little or no experience. You are taught the basic form, technique, rules, and safety. You will shoot the natural technique with recurves, and Genisis bows for younger archers. You will continually level up by improving your accuracy and furthering your shooting distance. Our program keeps it fun and progressive for the kids with the potential to join our US Junior Olympic Archery Development program, or just shoot for fun! The equipment rental fee is included in the fee. Upon completion you are ready to join the Novice-Intermediate level membership class!

CAC classes are held at the Cal Sports Club's Olympic Training Center at 891 East Hamilton Avenue in Campbell.

One 45-minute class each week for 6-weeks. ONLY $125.00!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Class Days & Times

SESSION DATES

Choose one of any session offered

HOW TO REGISTER:

1. Select the first day of your desired session

2. Press continue to complete your registration

MONDAYS

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

EARLY FALL

  • Sept 12  - Oct 17

LATE FALL

  • Nov 7 - Dec 12

SATURDAYS 

1:30 pm-2:15 pm

 

EARLY FALL

  • Sept 17 - Oct 22

LATE FALL

  • Nov 5 - Dec 17

California Horsemanship Program - CHP

This comprehensive equestrian program is directed by Daniel Tibbetts the Owner & Head Trainer of the CSC Natural Horsemanship Program, his crew of CHA Certified instructors, Parelli certified horsemen and horses, as well as our awesome assistants, and guest trainers.

Minimum of 2 students per workshop. Transportation may be provided to and from the stable facilities from Downtown Los Gatos.

HORSEMANSHIP for beginners (ages 9 & Up)

Level: 1-2 Workshops: 1/2 days from 9:30-12:30

Offered one day per month at each location:

Saturdays at: Bear Creek Stable or the CSC Adventure Ranch & Stable

Learn how to be a confident leader and partner with your horse on the ground, and in the saddle. This is a family oriented program for boys, girls, moms and dads. This workshop is for the raw beginner (L1), or a rider with typically under a year of experience (L1-2) who is returning to horses, or needs to learn our system of working with and riding our horses before entering the next level

The program introduces a fun, systematic, caring, and natural approach to horsemanship. You will be introduced to horsemanship through lecture, demonstration, group simulations, and horseback riding at your comfort level and ability. Many riders repeat this course 2-8 times improving on their base skills learning at their own personal pace and comfort level. It is recommended to also take some private or semi-private lessons to compliment your future training and workshops (availble after first workshop).

3 hour workshop with horse and equipment supplied - ONLY $75.00 (4 student minimum)

Transportation back and forth from the CSC club in Campbell to the CSC ranch can be arranged!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Class Days & Times

SESSION DATES

Choose one of any session offered

HOW TO REGISTER:
1. Select the first day of your desired session 
2. Press continue to complete your registration

SUNDAYS

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bear Creek Stable

EARLY FALL

  • September 11
  • October 9

LATE FALL

  • November 6
  • December 4

SUNDAYS 

9:30 am-12:30 pm

CSC Adventure Ranch & Stable

 

EARLY FALL

  • September 18
  • October 23

LATE FALL

  • November 27
  • December 18

 

HORSEMANSHIP for Novice-Advanced (ages 9 & Up)

Level 2-4 Clinics:

A Day at the Ranch - Complete Horsemanship 10:00-3:00 (Full day)

An Afternoon in the Saddle - Riding Only 12:30-3:00 (Half day)

Offered one Sunday per month at the CSC Adventure Ranch & Stable

It is recommended to also take some private or semi-private lessons to compliment your future training and workshops (availble after first workshop).

Further your skills and knowledge of natural horsemanship in a whole day of playing with, and riding horses. In our family oriented clinics, you start the day by learning more about horses and their care, we have some lecture and fun simulations, and then play with our horses on the ground improving the 7 Parelli games building mutual rapport, respect, understanding, and communication with our horses. After lunch, we spend the afternoon riding together learning and practicing patterns, exercises, paired drills, fun games, obstacle course practice, and maybe even some trail riding.

Feel free to sign up for multiple clinics as they are always progressive for each level. Our program is designed and staffed to take care of these various levels. The program is directed by Daniel Tibbetts the Owner & Head Trainer of the CSC Natural Horsemanship Program, his crew of CHA Certified instructors, Parelli certified horsemen, awesome assistants, and special guests instructors like our resident Parelli Professional Sandi Parker.

The full day clinics are recommended and our program is based and designed on doing the full-day, experienced riders may come for the afternoon only if they want to focus on practicing and improving riding skills with the group. Each session is 2.5 hours with lunch 12:00-12:30.

Full-day is $150.00 and half-day is $75.00 (4 student minimum).

Transportation back and forth from the CSC club in Campbell to the CSC ranch can be arranged!

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Class Days & Times

SESSION DATES

Choose any or all sessions

HOW TO REGISTER:
1. Select the first day of your desired session 
2. Press continue to complete your registration

SUNDAYS

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

EARLY FALL

  • September 11
  • October 9

LATE FALL

  • November 6
  • December 4

SUNDAYS 

1:00 am - 3:30 pm

 

EARLY FALL

  • September 18
  • October 23

LATE FALL

  • November 27
  • December 18

 

CSC Fun Days & Warrior Sports Program

CAL SPORTS CLUB: Fun Days!

Adventure ~ Ranch ~ Nature ~ Games

CAL SPORTS CLUB: Warrior Sports Program

Warrior Sports: L1-4 Clinics: 10:00-3:30 (Full-Day, ages 10 & above)

CSC Fun Days: 10:00-3:30 (Full-Day), 1:00-3:30 (Half-day)

One Saturday per month at the CSC Adventure Ranch & Stable

Most Olympic Sports were derived from games developed by both foot and horse soldiers to hone, test, and demonstrate their warrior skills. Olympic sports such as saber fencing, archery, equestrian 3-day eventing and dressage, all the fighting sports, and most track events like the Javelin are derived from warrior training and games. Even the marathon is representative of a magnificent historical feat from battle. The warrior’s conditioning, training, games, and tournaments developed athletes of all ages physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

This program is designed for people who desire to ride, or not ride a horse. However all students are "introduced" to horses in the workshops to the level of thier interest, but you do not need to ride. Our primary club sports are archery, fencing, and equestrian, but will also try other international tournament sports like quintain (jousting) with rings, and tent pegging. Our US Calvary, Cowboy, and Native American games and competitions are also tons of fun!

The morning session is made up of some lecture, simulutions, natural horsemanship training, an introduction to other sports, and open practice in all disciplines by experienced sportsmen. After lunch we practice our warrior sports and compete in the games at various stations. The experienced horseman practice mounted activities, and our ground archers practice, compete, and play games on the range, and courses. Experienced horseman, archers etc may just come for the games in the afternoon, or come all day and learn more about other sports, and horsemanship.

These fun days will develop to include other activities for the entire family besides our warrior sports, games, ranch animal interaction, art stations, Bque lunch, etc. We are looking to build this new program into a fun festival atmoshere for the entire family. There is no charge for the participants families to come and hang out at the ranch and enjoy the atmoshere and fun. Everyone is welcome from the general public to our fencing, archery, and horsemanship club members of all ages. Of course members, friends and family are encouraged to sign up for the warrior sports clinic!

The program is directed by Maestro Daniel Tibbetts Owner of the Cal Sports Club and his staff of real Fencing Masters, US Archery Coaches, Certified Horsemanship Association Instructors, Mounted Sport Trainers, and Special Guests!

Full-day is $150.00 & half-day is $75.00 (4 student minimum)

Transportation back and forth from the CSC club in Campbell to the CSC ranch can be arranged!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Class Days & Times

SESSION DATES

Choose any or all sessions

HOW TO REGISTER:
1. Select the first day of your desired session 
2. Press continue to complete your registration

Warrior Sports Clinics

SUNDAYS

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

EARLY FALL

  • September 18
  • October 23

LATE FALL

  • November 27
  • December 18





CSC Fun Days

SUNDAYS 

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

1:00 am - 3:30 pm

 

EARLY FALL

  • September 18
  • October 23

LATE FALL

  • November 27
  • December 18
Full Day Registration

Half Day Registration

 

CALL NOW: 408.865.1950

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EMAIL: calsportsclub@yahoo.com

 

CSC Olympic Training Center Location: 891 East Hamilton Avenue, Campbell, Ca 95008. We are located on Hamilton ave between The Hwy 17 on ramp and Bascom Avenue behind the Clasic Car Wash.  Turn into the driveway between the animal hospital and the runners store and we are located in the back of this parking lot on the left.  See you there!

CSC Adventure Ranch & Stable is located at 11590 New Avenue, Gilroy, Ca 95002 (it is really Morgan Hill/San Martin in location)

Bear Creek Stable & Preserve is located at 19100 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, Ca 95033 (10 minutes from downtown Los Gatos)