CFA Recreational & Developmental Program

California Fencing Academy

Learn the Art & Olympic Sport of Fencing

Since 1986

What’s After The Beginning Class or Camp?

After your beginning class graduation, if you want to continue with fencing you would join the novice-intermediate level class. You do this by becoming a member of the Cal Sports Club & the California Fencing Academy.  Please inquire for a membership packet.

Recreational Program Levels


RECREATIONAL L1: Beginning Classes & Camps

Classes: 45 minute classes. Meet once weekly. Lasts 6,7 or 8 weeks. If you do not fit our schedule email us for a private lesson option. Please take a look at the beginning fencing tab.


RECREATIONAL L2-3: Novice-Intermediate 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.

Students are divided by ages into two different classes which are Super Youth 6.5-9, and 10-13 however we will move kids from one group to another if they fit that level group better. All equipment is supplied, and all of our coaches are certified professionals at the international level.

Classes meet one or two times weekly for 45-minutes. The program lasts about 4-6 months until you level up. This is a continuos year round month-to-month membership. This level sons our beginning-Novice camps which are half-day week long sessions which can be combined with an archery camp to make all day camps! You will be placed you with your level of kids. Our international level coaches teach these recreational levels.


  • Super Youth (6.5-9). Saturdays 9:45-10:30. Summer changes to 10:30-11:15
  • Super Youth (6.5-9). Thursdays 4:15-5:00
  • Future Stars (10-13). Saturdays 9:45-10:30. Summer changes to 10:30-11:15
  • Future Stars (10-13). Wednesdays 5:15-6:00

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 $150.00 which is billed with your first month dues, and again in 12 months. The monthly charge is auto-debit only. Once weekly is $129.00 and twice weekly is only $189.00 (only $50.00 more for a second day).

RECREATIONAL L4-5: 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. You will be fencing with electronic scoring equiptment.

Up to now CFA has supplied your equipment, however at this time you are required to buy some of your own gear (see the pro-shop page for a list and cost). This is a pre-developmental level that leads to our JOFD or Junior Olympic Fencing Development program and CFA National Team program if that is your goal.


  • Super Youth (6.5-9). Saturdays 10:30-12:00. Summer is 12:00-1:30
  • Super Youth (6.5-9). Tuesdays & Fridays 3:30-5:00
  • Future Stars (10-13). Saturdays 10:30-12:00. Summer is to 12:00-1:30
  • Future Stars (10-13). Tuesdays & Fridays 5:00-6:30

The Intermediate-Advanced recreational program is an ongoing program of 1.5 hour classes that run throughout the year that you can attend one, two, or even three times weekly. All uniform rental fees can still included, but your electrical equipment you will need to purchase at the least.  

There is no additional annual fee or level up fees! Once weekly is $189.00 (equal to two 45 minute classes weekly), or $220.00 monthly for twice weekly (only 31.00 more for two days), and only $250.00 for three days weekly (only $30.00 more than two days weekly). It takes at least two days weekly to prepare for JOFD.


Intermediate fencers doing electrical fencing please contact the club for a schedule

Some benefits of fencing:

  • Confidence & Poise
  • Analytical, problem solving, decision making skills
  • Great reflexes & coordination
  • Pride, respect, sportsmanship
  • Reduce stress
  • Lose weight & be fit
  • Meet people & have lots of fun
  • Unique, exciting sport

      Why Fence at CFA?

  • Lifetime programs for recreation or competition
  • Progressive task & goal oriented level programs
  • Renowned competitive program, home of national and Junior Olympic Champions, US World Team members, and Olympians
  • Formally trained, highly motivated, caring staff with Certified Fencing Masters for each weapon.
  • The Fencing Masters Program. The oldest most prestigious club college for training fencing coaches.
  • Elite status with the Better Bussiness Bereau, and city contracts with Los Gatos-Saratoga & Mountain View
  • Huge facilities with over 40 fencing strips
  • Indoor Olympic archery range & equestrian program
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