Level 1 (Beginning Fencing) $155 Monthly – This is a prerequisite for Level 2 and other advanced classes, Optional for Historical
Beginning Fencing is a class designed to give a solid foundation on the basics of fencing and preparing students for bouting.
Students have the option to continue in the class to get even more comfortable in the sport, or proceed to more advanced classes. When students are ready to continue their journey beyond Level 1, they should consider purchasing their own fencing equipment.
Level 2 (Early Competitive)
Fencers can come to class at least twice a week or more for 1.5 hours per class. Fencers in this class should purchase their own equipment. This class is designed to prepare the fencer for competition and guide them to earning their first rating.
This level builds: character, self-reliance, listening skills, and includes a whole bunch of exercise.
TFC Membership is required.
Level 3 (Competitive)
This class is designed to help competitive fencers improve their game, rating and performance in the sport of fencing. It is a class that is for those fencers who compete regularly. This is more physically and mentally demanding that previous classes.Required:
- Completed Level 1(Beginning Fencing) and Level 2 or Lead Coach’s permission.
- Fencers must own their own equipment
- Fencers must come to class at least twice a week or more.
- TFC Membership
Introduction to Historical Fencing
This program will introduce you to the martial arts of the European knights and musketeers. It teaches the skills and techniques that modern fencing descended from. The introductory class will introduce you with Longsword, Heavy Saber and Rapier. These classed are taught in a safe and fun environment (protective gear is provided) and it follows the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) guidelines.
It covers the history of the martial arts, from where the modern sport of fencing has descended. It provides an understanding of the the basis of combat, which is intriguing and an important part of our history. HEMA combat fundamentals include:
• Footwork and distance
• Unarmed techniques
• Practical considerations of fighting with sharp and heavy weapons
• Sparring, attack and defense fundamentals
Equipment is provided, though students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own mask and jacket if available.
This class furthers the journey which started with “Introduction to Historical Fencing” and will work on material common to multiple historical fighting styles, preparing you for effective study of the weapon of your choosing, whether longsword, single-handed sword, rapier, or dueling saber.
When students are ready to continue their journey beyond Historical Fencing, they should purchase their own fencing equipment and TFC membership which will give you the opportunity to participate in open bouting sessions and private lessons.
TFC provides fitness classes (Yoga classes and Cardio Barre) for its students and members, The fitness classes are designed to improve the core strength, flexibility, stamina, and mental balance of the participants.
The Yoga classes are open all members and their family at no extra charge. Drop in visitors are also welcome and can pay per class or monthly.
The Cardio Barre classes are reserved for its competitive students and students of other classes coach permission is required for a student to participate if there is a time conflict with their designated class. Parents are welcome to join – depending on class size.