Fence for Fun

Who doesn't want to be a Jedi or Musketeer? This program is designed for students ages 6-8. Fencing with a whole lot of fun and games. Masks and plastic swords will be provided.

 

Class frequency per week: 1

Day/Time: Saturday, 10am to 11am

Equipment requirements: None; equipment will be provided

Cost: $200 per term


Youth Beginner Program

This program is designed for kids between the ages 8-14 who are with no prior fencing experience. It lays the foundational knowledge, physical and technical skills for fencing. Students are given a study guide of skills which will be covered and assessed each week. Upon completion of their skills, they will be invited to continue in the Youth Intermediate Program. Students may join at any time and progress at their own pace.

Long athletic pants, athletic shoes and shirt must be worn; shorts or shoes with holes are not permitted.

 

Class frequency per week: 2

Day/Time: Attend any two classes each week. Choice of Monday, Wednesday (girls only) or Friday 4:15pm to 5:15pm, Saturday 10am to 11am.

Equipment requirements: Full set required (mask, jacket, chest protector, underarm protector and glove.) Students can rent all equipment at a fee of $50.00 for the term.

Cost: $340 per term; one class per week option: $200.


Adult Program

This program is designed for adults with little or no experience in fencing, as well as those who want to continue recreationally. Teens who are 14 years and above are welcome to join. Classes are held once a week, this year we will offer both foil and epee with the choice of attending both!

Students must wear long athletic pants, athletic shoes and shirts. Shorts or shoes with holes are not permitted.

You may bring your own equipment or rent from the club.

 

Class frequency per week: 1

Day/Time: Foil fencers attend classes on Tuesday, 8pm to 9pm. Epee fencers attend classes on Wednesday, 8pm to 9pm.

Equipment requirements: Full set required. Students can rent all equipment at a fee of $50.00 for the term.

Cost: $200 per term, or $340 for joining both foil and epee classes.


Youth Intermediate

*new program STARTING september 2017*

The Youth Intermediate program caters to fencers between the ages 8-15 who have completed the assessment of foundational skills in the Youth program. Athletes will try their hand at foil and epee in a more challenging environment. Students are given a study guide of skills which will be covered and assessed each week. Upon completion of their skills, they will be invited to continue in the Pre-Competitive Program. Students may join at any time and progress at their own pace. After one term, students must own their own equipment and become Jr. members of MFA

 

Class frequency per week: 2

Day/Time: Attend any two classes each week. Choice of Tuesday or Thursday 4:15pm to 5.15pm, Friday 5:20pm to 6:20pm, Saturday 11:15am to 12:15pm.

Equipment requirements: Full set required. Students can rent all equipment at a fee of $50.00 for the term.

Cost: $385 per term; one class per week option: $245.


Pre-Competitive (Foil and Epee)

*new program starting september 2017*

The Pre-Competitive program is designed for experienced fencers who would like to further their skills with a goal to compete at the local and regional level. At this stage, students would have been sorted to specialize in either the foil or epee. Expect to compete in local competitions appropriate for their level.

Students at this level must own all fencing equipment and be attired appropriately for each class.

 

Class frequency per week: 3

Day/Time: Foil fencers attend classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Epee fencers attend classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Equipment requirements: Full personal set required.

Cost: $385 per term.

 

Girls’ Foil (Add-on Class)

The Girls Foil add-on class is offered to girls of the Pre-Competitive program only or by invitation of a coach.

Class frequency per week: 1

Day/Time: Tuesday, 5:20pm to 6:40pm.

Cost: $200 per term.


Competitive Program (Foil and Epee)

The Competitive Program is only open to fencers who are actively competing at regional and national events. Students in this program attend three classes per week and receive private lessons. Goals at this level may include making a national team or competing for an NCAA college. As such, this program requires a 10-month commitment. Athletes at this level must own all fencing equipment and be attired appropriately for each class.

 

Class frequency per week: 3 or 4

Day/Time: Varies by weapon group. Refer to class schedule.

Equipment requirements: Full personal set required.

Cost: $990 (1 lesson per week) or $1190 (2 lessons per week) per term.

 

Competitive ABC

The Competitive ABC is an add-on class offered to A, B and C-rated fencers of the Competitive program only.

Class frequency per week: 1

Day/Time: Epee fencers attend on Wednesday, 5:20pm to 6:40pm. Foil fencers attend on Thursday, 5:20pm to 7:20pm.


Private Lessons

Private lessons are automatically included for students in the Competitive program. However, they can be recommended and scheduled for a student to advance more quickly. Non-member fencers who are keen on taking private lessons will be assessed on a case by case basis.

If you're interested in a private lesson, you should talk to a coach, and have it arranged through the front desk.

 

Duration: 30 minutes

Cost: Between $30 to $70.


Open Bouting

Experienced, non-member fencers are welcome to join our open bouting sessions. A simple floor fee will be charged for each session.

 

Day/Time: Monday thru Thursday 7:45pm to 9:00pm, Friday (foil fencers only) 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturday 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Please note the Saturday Open Bouting is subject to change due to competition and party schedules. We will keep you posted if there is to be a closure. 

Cost: $15; college students do not have to pay.

 

enrollment details

Term Dates for Season 2017/2018

Term 1: 5 September – 28 October

Term 2: 30 October – 20 December

Term 3: 2 January – 24 February

Term 4: 26 Feb – 21 April

Term 5: 23 April – 16 June

Term dates are subject to minor changes due to snow days, holidays etc.

Registration

Our classes and programs run in 8 week terms. Our classes are ongoing so that you may join at anytime. Everyone learns the sport at a different pace. Our coaches observe and dedicate resources to each fencer according to their needs.

 

new Beginning fencers

All class registration is done in person. You may fill out the athlete registration form to expedite this process. 

 

Current Fencers

Please register for your new term classes in person when term starts on 5th September.

Membership with USA Fencing

USFA Membership is compulsory for all, including beginners.

All fencers (including guests, open bouting and foreign fencers taking private lessons) are required to hold membership in competitive, professional or non-competitive capacity. Membership fees start from $10.00 per annum for the non-competitive category.

Full details on the types of memberships available, fees, and the membership application form can be found on the organization's website.

Membership with Marx Fencing Academy

Membership is required for fencers in the Competitive programs.

Members are entitled to:

  • Open bouting sessions
  • Priority access to all Marx Fencing Academy camps, clinics and weekend training sessions
  • Represent Marx Fencing Academy at all tournaments
  • Receive coaching at Local, Regional, National and International tournaments 

 

COST

Jr. Membership:  $125 per annum

Individuals: $400 per annum

Family: (regardless of family size): $600 per annum

Athlete Database

All athletes of Marx Fencing Academy are required to register their information with us for purposes of safety and communication. The profiles gathered will further enable our coaches to disseminate tailored information about, as well as recommendations of upcoming competitions to parents and fencers.

Please note that this database is one part of the class registration- it lets us know that you will be taking the class and includes the necessary waivers and athlete information to process your payment and class choice.

 

2017/2018 Schedule

Updated on 18 Sept 2017.

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