... Where Beginners Learn the Fundamentals of Sabre Fencing

Our highly experienced coaches introduce new students to the Olympic sport of sabre fencing through a combination of individual lessons and group classes. Each beginner session consists of 3 individual lessons with a coach and 4 group classes. The weekly group class is 90 minutes long, while individual lessons provide 20 minutes of private instruction. Classes are mixed by gender. Our unique teaching methods have produced national champions, NCAA champions, world champions, and Olympians. New students may join at the start of each session.


Beginner Classes are offered for four different age groups:


  • Youth 1 (YOB 2013-2016): Monday (4:30-6PM)
  • Youth 2 (YOB 2011-2014): Saturday (1-2:30PM)
  • Youth 3 (YOB 2008-2012): Wednesday (4:30-6PM): Youth 3 (YOB 2008-2012)
  • Adult (YOB 2007 and older): Saturday (11AM-12:30PM)
Students stay in this class level for several sessions until the coaches are sure they are ready for promotion to the next class level.


All classes use full electric Olympic-style fencing gear and uniforms. Each student receives a complete set of personal fencing equipment (fully refundable equipment deposit required). Students need to wear clean indoor sneakers, long loose-fitting sweat pants, and a short-sleeved T-shirt. Please read our full dress guidelines here.

Beginner Class Schedule


Wednesday, January 3 – Monday, January 29, 2024

Wednesday, January 31 – Monday, March 4, 2024 (no classes during February break: Monday, February 19 - Saturday, February 24, 2024)

Wednesday, March 6 – Monday, April 1, 2024

Wednesday, April 3 – Monday, May 6, 2024 (no classes during April break: Monday, April 15 - Saturday, April 20, 2024)

Wednesday, May 8 – Monday, June 10, 2024 (no class on Memorial Day, May 27, 2024)

Beginner Packages

Beginner Package: $350 (3 x 20-minute individual lessons  & 4 x 90-minute weekly group classes)

Beginner Package (second family member): $280

Equipment Deposit: $300 (fully refundable)

Discount: After the first family member pays the full program price; every additional family member receives the second family member discount rate. If family members participate in programs with different fees, the family member enrolled in the lower-priced program pays the discount rate.

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