Youth Classes

Epee fencing is a multi-dimensional sport that teaches young people to enjoy winning and to profit from defeat. Fencers become physically fit while training and they learn to outwit their opponents using strategy, technique, and physical endurance. These skills help fencers learn to make complex decisions, to analyze problems, and to think quickly.

Students begin by taking a First Lesson, then enrolling in one of our age-specific Learn to Fence Classes, and then progress through to one of our age-specific Epee Classes. After completing a complete cycle of our classes many youth students are invited to join our Competitive Programs. To enroll in BSF Classes annual $10 non-competitive USA Fencing Membership is required. BSF Student Club Membership is included in the enrollment fee.

  • First Lesson
  • Learn to Fence
  • Epee Class

First Lesson

Who
This First Lesson is for anyone curious about the sport of fencing. Coaches tailor the experience to the needs of each participant.

What
Warm-up, stretch, hook-up to the electronic scoring equipment. Learn the en-garde position, advance and retreat, and the salute.

Gear Requirement
Uniform and equipment rental INCLUDED

Suggested Next Class
Learn to Fence

About the First Lesson​

  • 1 X 45-minute semi-private lesson (limited to 4 students)
  • May NOT be repeated
  • Wear long athletic pants, t-shirt and tennis or court shoes
  • First Lesson is FREE when the student enrolls in Learn to Fence within 7 days

Kids First Lesson: Ages 7 to 9

Offered most Tuesdays
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

$35

Youth First Lesson: Ages 13 to 15

Offered most Thursdays
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

$35

Teen First Lesson: Ages 10 to 12

Offered most Fridays
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

$35

Learn to Fence

Who
Learn to Fence is for anyone interested in learning and practicing the fundamental skills of the sport of fencing.

What
Warm-up, stretch, games, basic footwork, epee specific skill-building, and an introduction to bouting.

Gear Requirement
Uniform and equipment rental INCLUDED

Suggested Next Class
Epee Class

About the Learn to Fence

  • 4-week session offered monthly
  • 1 X 60-minute class per week
  • May be repeated ONCE
  • BSF Student Club Membership is INCLUDED
  • Wear long athletic pants, t-shirt and tennis or court shoes
  • Bring a refillable water bottle
  • $10 Non-Competitive Annual USA Fencing Membership is required

Kids Learn To Fence

Ages 7 to 9

4-week sessions Tuesday 4 to 5 pm

$135

($100 class fee + $35 student club membership)

Youth Learn To Fence

Ages 10 to 12

4-week sessions Thursday 4 to 5 pm

$135

($100 class fee + $35 student club membership)

Teen Learn To Fence

Ages 13 to 15

4-week sessions Friday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

$135

$100 Class Fee & $35 Student Club Membership

Epee Class

Who
Epee class is for students who have completed one or two sessions of Learn to Fence and are ready to train regularly to master fundamental skills and to develop new skills.

What
Warm-up, stretch, games, footwork, epee specific skill-building, and bouting. In-class tournaments and drills are introduced.

Gear Requirement
Fencers must be dressed in full protective fencing gear to participate in bouts, drills or competitions. A fencer who is not wearing appropriate protective fencing attire will not be allowed to participate in class. Daily and Monthly rentals are available.

  • Mask
  • Glove
  • Jacket
  • Underarm
  • Protector
  • Chest Protector (mandatory for females)
  • Knickers
  • Knee Length Socks
  • Fencing, Tennis, or Court Shoes

Suggested Next Class
Epee Class may be repeated indefinitely. Junior Competitive Program by invitation.

About the Epee Class​

  • 4-week session offered monthly
  • 1 X 90-minute class per week
  • Ongoing enrollment – may be repeated
  • BSF Student Club Membership in INCLUDED
  • Personal Fencing Gear should be owned
  • Annual USA Fencing Membership is required ($10 non-competitive or $75 competitive)

Kids Epee Class

Ages 7 to 9

4-week sessions Tuesday 5 to 6:30 pm

$155

($120 class fee + $35 student club membership)

Youth Epee Class

Ages 10 to 12

4-week sessions Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm

$155

($120 class fee + $35 student club membership)

Teen Epee Class

Ages 13 to 15

4-week sessions Friday 5:30 to 7 pm

$155

($120 class fee + $35 student club membership)

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