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There are no fencing classes during the summer semester, only club practice.  

The Junior Epee Club, for those 8 to 12 year olds who have previously participated in our Junior Epee Program, practices during the summer semester (June 24 through September 2) on Tuesday evenings only, 6:30-7:30pm.  Summer registration begins on June 10.  Classes will resume in the fall.

Chevy Chase Fencing Club practices June 23 through September 2 will only be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-9:00pm.



 Learn How to Fence

If you are new to fencing, the best way to start out is to take a group lesson offered by one of the local recreation departments.  The cost for group lessons is reasonable and equipment is provided.
Classes are available with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.

Most students, after having taken the beginning level class and determining that they wish to continue with the sport, can then sign up for the intermediate level class.  During the intermediate level class, one can start purchasing some of the equipment.  A glove would probably be the first item, followed by a weapon, mask, jacket, underarm protector, chest protector (for the women), and knickers.  One might purchase an equipment bag to carry it all in and eventually electrical equipment for competition.  Speak with the fencing master teaching your class for specific equipment recommendations.

After having taken the beginning and intermediate classes, one can continue to fence recreationally or competitively at the Chevy Chase Fencing Club.  It is fun to test one's skills against others in competition and the Chevy Chase Fencing Club is a friendly club.  Chevy Chase Fencing Club practices five times a week and private lessons from the fencing master and assistant coaches are available by appointment.

If you live outside the Washington, DC area, check out the USA Fencing's web site which lists all member clubs for a referral to a program near you.

 For further information contact Raymond Finkleman, Fencing Master.


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