Introduction to Fencing
The Introduction to Fencing will show you a fun, exciting, and wonderful way to get physically active and learn about a new sport!
The Introduction to Fencing Membership will teach you
Fundamental fencing footwork and beadwork
Fencing etiquette, the rules of training and safety
Basic distance manipulation
Basic fencing vocabulary
Fencing and Safety
In spite of its long history as a martial sport, the sport of modern Olympic Fencing has one of the best safety records. With an extremely low incidence of time loss-injuries it ranks as one of the safest sports at both the Olympic and NCAA levels. It also has an extremely low incidence of concussions - unlike many other sports we could name! Both the safety equipment worn and the mechanics of the sport contribute to fencing safety record, and at Cutting Edge Fencing, our Rules of Training emphasize safety as a primary component.
With the advent of the COVID-19 Pandemic, another concern about safety has arisen - that of transmission of the coronavirus in sports settings. Fencing in general has been designated a low-risk activity, and at CEFC we have an extensive list of protocols we follow to make sure your family is protected. We appreciate that you are trusting both your and your family's safety to us, and we treat you as we would want to be treated!
The CEFC Program
Our Advancement Program and Membership Levels offer a way for you to both track your progress and develop your skills in the sport. As you advance through the program, you'll add different types of training including Training Cohorts, Bouting, and Private Lessons.
Our program develops:
Physical conditioning and sports training
Fencing specific technical skills such as bladework and footwork
Respect, honor, and self-control
Tactical and strategic thinking
We supply all the equipment you'll need to participate, and you even get your very own fencing glove to keep as part of it!
Make sure you wear comfortable workout clothing, including flat soled shoes.
The Introductory Membership Includes:
*Annual Membership (Covers insurance, USA Fencing Membership) - $40
*Two Half-Hour Instructional Sessions - $100 (must be booked within 1 month)
*Your very own Fencing Glove!!!! - $15
Total Value is $145!
Your total cost is $99!
Add a second (or third, or more!) family member for $30 off! If you're looking to take advantage of this option, you'll need to register for the subsequent members, but don't actually pay immediately. Send us an email, and we'll verify the family members, and apply the discounted rate to the additional memberships.
Once you have signed up, we'll send you a link to the system where you can book lessons.
How long to spend
The Introduction to Fencing Membership consists of two one-on-one half hour sessions with one of our staff coaches, during which time we'll teach you the basic fundamental pieces of sabre fencing. CEFC has a unique and effective system of movement instruction utilizing target drills and structured movements that we have pioneered. Once you've learned the basics, you'll be able to jump right into our group training sessions!
At the completion of your Introductory Membership, you'll ready for our Beginner Membership which will be prorated according to the number of days left in that month. As part of the beginner membership, you'll start getting your own fencing equipment and working in our Advancement Program.