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. 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 once weekly for 3-6 weeks, and camps are half-day week long sessions which can be combined with an archery camp to make all day camps!
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.
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. We also offer these levels in our camps which are divided by ages and abilities.
There is no additional annual fee or level up fees! It takes two days weekly to prepare for JOFD.
Intermediate-Advanced Fencing Classes & Camps
These 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.
The Novice-intermediate recreational program is an ongoing program that run throughout the year. You can attend the classes once or twice weekly.