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Fencing Courses

We offer courses for new and developing fencers.  We strive to keep the cost as affordable as possible.

Beginners Épée Course

Our Beginners Épée Course will teach all the fundamentals of épée fencing in a structured and easy-to-learn format.  It is 16-classes over approximately 8-weeks.  By the end of the class, you will be able to properly fence and compete.

Curriculum

Introduction to fencing.

En garde position and movement.

Attacking and lunging.

Defense and parrying.

Tactics.

Bouts and a class tournament.

Student
Requirements

Everyone is welcome, provided the following:

  • You are strong enough to hold a fencing weapon (they are light).

  • You can focus in a class without disrupting the experience for others.

  • You are willing to learn a fun and challenging sport.

 

We suggest a minimum age of 10, but if a younger student meets the above requirements, they are welcome to give it a try.  If you have any questions, visit the club ahead of time for an introduction and evaluation.

Cost

$150 for a 16-class course (approximately 8-weeks).

This includes your membership fee for US Fencing.

Each student will receive a fencing glove to use and keep.

All equipment will be provided during the course.

Schedule

Next course will begin Tuesday, January 30, 2024.  Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at the VFW, 1550 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301.

Each class will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and last approximately 1-hour.  Students are expected to arrive at least 10-minutes early to prepare for class.

Holidays, facility scheduling issues, or other unforeseen circumstances may cause delays.

To register, email us at durangofencing@gmail.com.

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