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Youth Beginner - Early Spring Session

Ages 8-17

  • Started Apr 4
  • 100 US dollars
  • TC Fencing Club Location

Service Description

Traverse City Fencing Club’s youth program is designed as a gateway to the modern sport of fencing. If you’re looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you! Learn the basics of the sport in a fun, relaxed environment. Fencing provides equal opportunities for both males and females. Our beginner lessons are for kids ages eight and up and includes an introduction to weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body position, footwork, basic attacks, and parries. Join us for a fun practice containing a warm-up, workout, and training. Focus will be on maintaining physical fitness and footwork in a cross-training style program designed to stimulate, challenge, and bring members together. Fundamental fencing skills will be reinforced with drills, sparring, and one-on-one training. At our club, we focus on training and competing with the épée. Epée fencing is akin to the historic rapier, where touches are scored with tip of the weapon by touching any part of the body. The object is simple: touch your opponent before they touch you. Although the concept is simple, more often than not, scoring a touch involves complex tactics, combined with lighting fast execution. Fencing offers young people a great opportunity to expand their self-confidence through teamwork and physical fitness. All gear is provided. If parents wish to purchase equipment, we ask that you reach out to us beforehand. Wear athletic pants, gym shoes and bring a water bottle.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance. Thank you!

Contact Details

  • 2419 Sybrandt Road, Traverse City, MI, USA