What can I expect? What is Included?
Both recreational and competitive fencers train together. Classes start with a warm-up and stretching followed by footwork hand work, technical work and finally sparring with a cool down.
Men and women train together in a spirit of friendship and friendly competition. The club provides basic equipment to start, however, fencers are expected to purchase their own equipment as they become more proficient in the sport.
Competitive fencers must buy their own competitive equipment and license. Both recreational and competitive fencers must purchase a rec or competitive license through the Ontario Fencing Association (OFA). The license provides additional insurance coverage and allows a fencer to participate in fencing programs or domestic and international tournaments.
Classes are capped at 10 to 12 students with two coaches. Minimum age for children is 6 years although exceptions can be made at the discretion of the coaching staff. Clean indoor athletic footwear is required. Track pants are preferred but loose fitting pants will do. T-shirts are suggested.
The club follows closely the CFF/OFA armband skills grading program.
Personal information must be supplied along with the completion of a waiver form which is kept strictly confidential.
Payment is required up front by cheque or cash. A limited instalment program is also available on request.
The Club is a supporter of Pro-Kids Sport Assistance Program in Kingston.