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Club Closed Tue Feb 12, 2019 (Weather)

posted Feb 12, 2019, 5:05 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Feb 12, 2019, 5:06 AM ]

Riverside Fencing Club will be closed Tuesday Feb 12, 2019 due to expected inclement weather.

All classes, private lessons, and open fencing are canceled.

Fencers in the youth class are invited to attend a make-up class session on Saturday Feb 16, 2019 9:30am to 11:00am.

Registration Open for Mar-Apr 2019 session

posted Jan 31, 2019, 10:54 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Jan 31, 2019, 10:54 AM ]

Registration for Mar-Apr 2019 session courses is now open! Please visit our registration page for more information and links to registration forms.

Club Open Tuesday Jan 29, 2019 (Despite weather advisory)

posted Jan 29, 2019, 9:33 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 9:33 AM ]

Hi all,

The club will be open as usual today, Tuesday Jan 29, 2019, despite a winter weather advisory in effect during the club hours.

However, please exercise your own best judgment as to whether you can travel safely between the club and your home.

Riverside Fencers National Rankings updated

posted Dec 22, 2018, 8:55 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Dec 22, 2018, 8:55 AM ]

The US Fencing National rankings (rolling points lists) have been updated to include results from the North American Cup (NAC) tournament Dec 14-17, 2018 in Cincinnati. We currently have two fencers ranked in the top 10 in the country in their weapons! Here are the current rankings for Riverside Fencers.
  • Julian Tyson: #8 in V70 Men's Epee; #19 in V70 Men's Foil
  • Lisa Wolf: #10 in V50 Women's Epee
  • Dianna McMenamin: #23 in V60 Women's Epee
  • Diane Kelly: #44 in V50 Women's Epee
  • Mark Pompian: #65 in V60 Men's Epee

Schedule for remainder of Dec 2018

posted Dec 9, 2018, 2:27 PM by Taro Yamashita

Schedule for remainder of December, 2018.

West Springfield: classes will run as scheduled on Wednesdays. Dec 19, 2018 is the final day of classes.

Longmeadow: classes for the Nov-Dec 2018 session have concluded. We will return in January.

Hadley: 
  • Mon Dec 10, 2018: Normal Monday schedule.
  • Tue Dec 11, 2018: Normal Tuesday schedule.
  • Thu Dec 13, 2018: Abbreviated schedule:
    • 5:30pm to 6:30pm: All Ages Footwork and Conditioning class (as normal)
    • 6:30pm to 7:30pm: Senior Competitive Epee class (as normal)
    • Club closes at 7:30pm. No open fencing, no private lessons with coach Taro
  • Sat Dec 15, 2018: Club Closed. No classes, open fencing, or lessons.
  • Mon Dec 17, 2018: Club Closed. No classes, open fencing, or lessons.
  • Tue Dec 18, 2018: Holiday party, altered schedule
    • 4:30pm to 5:30pm: Youth Epee Class (abbreviated)
    • 5:30pm to 6:30pm: Club Holiday Party!
    • 6:30pm to 7:30pm: Senior Intermediate Epee class (abbreviated)
      • Fencers enrolled in the Monday or Saturday senior epee classes are invited to attend this class instead.
    • 7:30pm to 9:00pm: Open fencing and private lessons, as normal)
  • Thu Dec 20, 2018: Normal Thursday schedule.
Riverside Fencing Club (in all locations) will be closed starting December 21, 2018, and will resume fencing on Thu January 3, 2019.

Youth In-House tournament canceled

posted Dec 7, 2018, 6:50 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 6:50 AM ]

The Dec 8, 2018 in-house youth tournament at Riverside has been canceled. We will still be open for open fencing from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, fencers of all ages are welcome.

Jan-Feb 2019 Program Registration Open!

posted Dec 3, 2018, 10:23 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 7:24 AM by Taro Yamashita ]

Registration for Jan-Feb 2019 session is now open in all locations.

Programs offered to start the new year are: 
  • Introduction to Fencing (Hadley, Longmeadow, and West Springfield)
  • Continuing foil programs for youth/cadet age fencers (Longmeadow and West Springfield)
  • Continuing epee programs for all ages (Hadley)
Please visit www.riversidefencingclub.com/intro for more detailed schedules and to register!

Thanksgiving week schedule

posted Nov 19, 2018, 10:00 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Nov 19, 2018, 10:00 AM ]

Thanksgiving week schedule:
Mon & Tue: open as usual
Wed through Sat: Closed (all locations)

Normal schedule resumes Monday 11/26/2018

Riverside Open as normal on Mon Nov 12, 2018

posted Nov 11, 2018, 9:15 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 9:15 AM ]

Riverside Fencing Club will be open as normal on Veterans Day, Monday Nov 12, 2018.

All classes and lessons will take place as normal.

Registration for West Springfield programs closes Monday 11/5

posted Nov 2, 2018, 1:32 PM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 1:32 PM ]

Registration for the Nov-Dec 2018 session of programs offered through the West Springfield Park and Recreation department will close at the end of Monday, Nov 5, 2018. See "Program Registration" link, in navigation pane, for more information about these programs.

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