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Fencing

The West Springfield Park and Recreation Department is pleased to offer classes in fencing.

Instructed by Taro Yamashita, coach at Riverside Fencing Club.

Classes:

YOUTH/CADET FOIL: This class is for those fencers with some prior experience in foil. Students must have completed the introductory course or have equivalent experience. This course focuses on the development of new tactics and techniques, and the mastery of familiar ones.  

2020 Sessions:

Activity Code: 400016-1

Dates: Mondays: January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10 *SNOW DATE: February 24*

Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Ages: 10 to 16                                Fee: $175.00

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 BY 4:30PM

Activity Code: 400016-2

Dates: Mondays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6 *SNOW DATE: April 13*

Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Ages: 10 to 16                                Fee: $175.00

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: THURSDAY, FEBURARY 27, 2020 BY 4:30PM

Activity Code: 400016-3

Dates: Mondays: May 4, 11, 18; June 1, 8, 15 *NO CLASS: May 25*

Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Ages: 10 to 16                                Fee: $175.00

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020 BY 4:30PM


INTRODUCTION TO FENCING: An active, fun, "jump right in" approach to learning the Olympic sport of fencing. This course progresses quickly from basic movement to tactical exchanges of offense and defense, with a strong emphasis on technique underpinning all actions. This course assumes no prior knowledge of the sport, but upon completion of the sport, you will have a wonderful appreciation for both the athletic and intellectual sides of this modern sport with ancient roots.

2020 Sessions: 

Activity Code: 400008-2

Dates: Mondays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6 *SNOW DATE: April 13*

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Ages: 10 to Adult                        Fee: $125.00 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 BY 4:30PM


*Fencing Need-to-Knows*

  • Fencing is offered at various times throughout the entire year, so be on the lookout for more

  • All classes are held at the UNICO building, located in Mittineague Park. 

  • The cost includes ALL supplies/equipment. No additional out of pocket expenses!

  • Students are to bring a water bottle, wear sneakers, long pants/sweatpants, and comfortable t-shirts

What do we provide?

  • All supplies/equipment are provided

What equipment do you need to buy?

  • Comfortable clothing (t-shirts, pants)
  • Sneakers

 

Fencing