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: Meet once weekly. Lasts 1 week for camps, 3 or 6 weeks for classes. 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.

All equipment is supplied, and all of our coaches are certified professionals at the international level.

Classes meet one or two times weekly. The program lasts about 4-6 months until you level up. This is a continuous year round month-to-month membership. This level can also be experienced with 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.

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. 

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

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.

The Intermediate-Advanced recreational program is an ongoing program that runs 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.  

For information about prices and scheduling, please click the “Register Now” button below:

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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