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 Spring Class Registration!!!!

Registration for the spring semester will begin on Monday, March 17, 2014.

Classes for adults (age 13 and above) will begin on Wednesday evening, April 9. Beginning Foil will meet from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Intermediate Foil will meet from 7:00pm-8:00pm. A $20.00 materials fee will be collected from each student and a form must be filled out and signed.

Our Junior Epee Program is for children 8 to 12 years old. Beginning and Intermediate Junior Epee will begin on Saturday, May 3 in the fencing room on the second floor of the Chevy Chase Community Center.  The Beginning Junior Epee Class will meet at 11:00am-12:00pm.  The Intermediate Junior Epee Class will meet from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  A $20.00 materials fee will be collected from each student and a form must be filled out and signed by both student and parent.  Parents are encouraged to stay in the fencing room (quietly, so as not to disturb the students) for all of their child's classes during the semester.

The Junior Epee Club will begin on Saturday, May 3.  The Junior Epee Club, for children who have already taken at least one semester of the Junior Epee Program, meets twice per week on Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-7:30pm, and Saturdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm.  A $20.00 materials fee will be collected from each student and a form must be filled out and signed by both student and parent.    

 

  

 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.

 

Photo above by Matthew Borkoski (www.imagescapes.com).