Junior Introductory Fencing
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
All necessary fencing equipment is provided. Students should wear full-length pants (no shorts) and athletic shoes.
Salle Auriol offers a free month long class (three, 1 hour long, Saturday sessions) to introduce kids 11 to 16 years old to the Olympic sport of fencing.
Space is limited and is on a first come, first enrolled basis and is limited to one month per student. All the necessary fencing equipment is provided free of charge; students need only arrive in fill-length pants and athletic shoes. Parent or designated Guardian must remain on premises during the class.
This introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing is ENTIRELY FREE. Should the child wish to continue training in the sport, they are eligible to participate in the Junior Introductory Fencing 2 upon completion of this course.
Junior BEGINNING FENCING
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
All necessary fencing equipment is included in the class fee. Students should wear full-length pants and athletic shoes.
Our ongoing Saturday beginning course is great for fencers who have finished our free introduction or beginning students that have experience elsewhere. The class reinforces basic fencing concepts and prepares students to participate in our weekday intermediate or competitive courses.
Junior Intermediate Fencing
Monday and Wednesday (Foil and Saber)
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday (Epee)
6:00 - 7:30
Eric Piispanen, Russel Redding, Alexander Siniak and Jay Slater
Full-length pants and athletic shoes are required. Students in the junior intermediate classes are required to have all of their own fencing gear.
A twice a week class for fencers who have graduated from the Youth or Beginning class or are fencers with appropriate experience who are new to the club. Each fencer focuses on epee, foil or saber. Students are encouraged to start competing once they are ready.
JUNIOR Advanced Fencing
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Foil and Saber)
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (Epee)
6:00 - 7:30 pm, Saturday 10:30-12:00
Russel Redding, Nikita Sakhanenko, Alexander Siniak and Jay Slater
In order to participate in our competitive programs, fencers are required to own the same equipment that is required in competition.
Junior Competitive Fencing is designed for tournament preparation for the local, regional, national, and international athlete. Emphasis is on physical conditioning, tactical drills, and controlled bouting scenarios. Competitive memberships also include access to our intermediate classes and open fencing sessions.
Fencers need approval of the coach to register for this class. Please talk to your coach or email us to inquire about this program.
Although fencing is primarily an individual sport, kids develop a strong sense of teamwork during practice. Fencing is a co-ed sport where girls and boys have equal opportunity to excel, and children regularly defeat equally ranked adults.
Parents of our high school fencers have said that their child's fencing was a deciding factor in gaining admittance to a first choice college.