Fencing

Fencing

This program will introduce the basics of fencing, or help improve skilled fencers. Taught by Orchard Park’s own fencer, Toby Burns.

A great program for both youth and adults, ages 13 and up.  Fencing improves balance, strength, and coordination of both the upper and lower extremities. The fencing stance and movements will increase tone and strength of your quads, hamstrings, and buttocks.  Arms and shoulder strength will increase as well as you fence your way to fitness and fun!  Not only is this program fun, stress relieving, and a great workout it also looks great on college applications!

(13- 14 yr olds can only participate if a parent is also enrolled in the class)

Equipment is provided.

*Before any participant is able to use Foils of any kind they must practice and master the basic footwork that is the foundation of fencing and a safety requirement.  The basic footwork includes steps, thrusts and parrys.  Participants progress at different rates, due to this foils may not be used until the end of the session or even the second.

** For fencers who have mastered the foundation we now have practice equipment and you will be able to bout on the first night


NEW FORMAT!  

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7- 7:30 pm will be beginner instructional fencing, 7:30-8 open fencing, 8-8:30 advanced instructional fencing. 


Spring 2019 - Registration opens March 1

Open

  • Ages: 13 & up - (13 to 14 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Location: Recreation Building
  • Thursdays: 5/2 - 6/20 (no class 5/14)
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $85 for  8 classes

 Instructional

  • Ages: 12 & up - (12 to 14 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Location: Recreation Building
  • Tuesdays: 4/30 - 6/18 (no class 5/9)
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $85 for  8 classes
  • Interested in Fencing? Fenced before? This fun Try it Night will introduce the basics of fencing and give anyone interested a chance to try out this wonderful sport with practice equipement! Taught by Orchard Park's own fencer, Toby Burns