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Recreational - Saber Fencing Class
Start Date/Time:Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM
End Date/Time:Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:00 PM
Recurring Event:Recurring Event Every 1 week(s) on Wednesday until 6/27/2018 (total 44 events)
Importance:Normal Priority
Category:
Recreational Fencers
Description:
This instructor led class from 6-7pm will focus on the weapon of 'saber'. Fencers coming 1 or 2 times weekly may include this in their schedule.
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Program Descriptions

Open Fencing

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Designed to allow experienced fencers to utilize their own equipment or rent equipment to fence practice bout or competitive bouts on our electric strips.  Age brackets should fence other members in their age bracket (ie. #2 blades fence together and # 5 blades fence each other).  If you are signed up for a class you may participate in the open fencing or if you are just signed up for "Open Fencing" these slots are available to you.  Any/All weapons(foil,saber,epee) may be fenced during these times.  Most TFA members will fence more than 1 weapon (foil, epee & saber).  

Youth Minnow Classes
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This class meets on Saturdays from 9:30-10:15am.  This class is for our youngest fencers and may be fenced with foam, plastic or live weapons. Our emphasis is on movement and introducing these minnows to fencing in a safe, fun, engaging environment.  Our goal is to prepare these minnows to become sharks and join our competitive class down the road.  New minnows may join at any time.

Recreational Classes (Youth & Adult)
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These classes are broken out by age/ability but are taught in parallel.  These classes are designed to provide instruction to our fencers across all 3 weapons and focus on a different weapon depending on which evening (T-Foil, w-Saber, Th-Epee) Fencers are encouraged to try more than 1 weapon and explore their subtleties and nuances.  How many classes you attend weekly is determined by which membership option you have chosen for the current 30 day period (1 or 2 times per week).  These periods are offered as 30 day packages and can be changed from month to month.  The period begins on the day of purchase and is good for 30 consecutive days.  It does not need to begin on a specific day of the month. Check out the calendar so that you are aware of which days in a given month we may be travelling.  Prorated months are only made during the initial sign up.

Adult Class
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This class is taught on Saturday from 12-1pm and is designed for beginners and intermediate fencers. We accept new students at any time during the month and this is an excellent way to introduce yourself to the sport or get back into the swing of things. All 3 weapons are taught with the weapon changing each month.  Please see calendar for specific meeting days as sometimes the team is travelling and therefore classes ar enot help.  Monthly membership covers 4 consecutive meetings (ie. where we are not traveling).

Competitive Fencers
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Competitive fencers must sign up for TFAs Annual Membership and represent TFA as their club affiliation at the USFA.  This programs emphasis is to create national level competitors in all 3 weapons.  Fencers will have an active training plan and know which tournaments they are training and peaking for.  These fencers are serious about their sport and will plan on meeting at least 3 times per week, balancing school and tournaments!


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Youth Beginners

Youth beginners (8-17yrs) are accepted only on specific dates (Saturdays/Mondays) as shown in the calendar.  

Adult Beginners

Adult fencers just starting the sport must sign up for an Adult class on Saturdays for 1 month before utilizing the "Open Fencing" slots during the week.

Open Fencing
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Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Youth Minnow Classes
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Ages 5-7yrs 
(#0 blades, plastic or foam)
Saturday: 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Note:  Monthly fee covers next 30 consecutive days
regardless of whether the class meets.  Class does
on some Saturdays when the team is traveling so
check website calendar.  You may pay early
and 30 days will be added to the account or
you can pay the Sat that you come to
optimize your membership.  Only first month
will be prorated for missed classes.

Recreational Fencing
Youth(8yrs+) & Adult
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Tuesday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Foil)
Wednesday: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Saber)
Thursday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Epee)

Adult Class
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Ages 18+
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Weapon Alternates monthly
Foil (Aug,Nov,Feb,May)
Saber(Sep, Dec,Mar,Jun)
Epee(Oct,Jan,Apr,Jul)

Competitive Fencing
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All ages
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Monday: 6-8pm
Tuesday: 6-8pm
Wednesday: 6-8pm
Thursday: 6-8pm

Competitive fencers should plan on min. 3 meetings per week
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