Recreational Olympic Fencing Program:
Beginning Fencing Classes and Camps
You learn the basics first starting with the ready, guard, and lunge positions, as well as footwork. We emphasize safety, sportsmanship and the rules of fencing. You will learn about offensive and defensive actions and will participate in partner exercises and sparring. We will do lots of fun fencing games for all levels. All equipment is supplied, and all of our coaches are certified professionals at the international level. Classes meet once weekly for 45-minutes from 6 weeks, and camps are half-day or full week long sessions.
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After your beginning class graduation, if you want to continue with fencing in the novice-intermediate level you would become a Cal Sports Club member. This includes an annual administration/equipment fee of $75.00 which is billed with your first month dues, and again in 12 months. The monthly charge is auto-debit only. Once weekly is $135.45 and twice weekly is only $198.45 (only $63.00 more for a second day).
Novice Fencing Classes & Camps
This is the level after the beginning course. We start to teach more advanced technique and tactics at this time. We start to learn about competition formats and build a personal strategy to fencing. We incorporate all types of fun and positive ways to learn this awesome sport. Our international level coaches actually teach these recreational levels along. Most clubs will use Junior assistants. We also offer these levels in our camps which are divided by ages and abilities. These classes are 45 minutes long and offered one or twice weekly. All equipment is still supplied at this level.
Leveling up from novice (45 minute classes) to Intermediate 1.5 hour classes with electronic fencing is easy. There is no additional annual fee or level up fees! Once weekly is $198.45 (equal to two 45 minute classes weekly), or $231.00 monthly for twice weekly, or 262.50 for three days weekly! It takes two days weekly to prepare for JOFD.
Intermediate-Advanced Fencing Classes & Camps
These 1.5-hour classes and week-long camps take you to an awesome level of fencing with deeper concentration in technique, mechanics, and strategies. You will get to many different types of bouting formats and fun drills and exercises involving more self-discipline. This is a developmental level that leads to our JOFD or Junior Olympic Fencing Development and CFA National Team program if that is your goal.
JOFD – USA Junior Fencing Development & National Team Training
California FENCING Academy – CFA
The Introductory-Beginning Classes are for those with little or no experience. They 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!
We start them in two seperate age groups for a better learning experience. These ages learn differently and must be taught differently for the best development and the most fun! The age groups are our SUPER YOUTH FENCERS 6-9 years old, and FURURE STAR FENCERS 10-13 years old. Even in these two age groups, if appropriate, they are further divided into partner and team groups of 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 & 12-13 ages.The groups are kept to a small ratio of about 8-10 students (4-5 pairs) to each certified fencing instructor.The equipment rental fee is included in the class cost. CFA classes are held at the Cal Sports Club’s Olympic Training Center at 891 East Hamilton Avenue in Campbell.
When this class is completed, and you would like to continue you become a member of Cal Sports Club. You would join the novice level program once or twice weekly depending on your goals. The classes and training continue in a month-to-month ongoing program that progress through the recreational, developmental, local team, Junior Olympic Development program and even the National and International team levels if that is your desire! We have comprehensive programs for both recreational students and competitive interested ones.
AGE NOTE: Some nine year olds will continue into the Future Stars with the 10 year olds, and some 10 year olds do better in the Sper youth gropu with 9 year olds. This is often just because they may be close to the other age group because of a recent birthday, or they all just develop at a little different stages. we want what is best for the child and the other students in the class. We assess this while they are in the beginning course. Sometimes we may recomend that the fencer might try the other age group even after they start the beginning class if we think it is better for them and the group, and of course that is only if your schedule permits it.
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