Class Descriptions and Registration

Youth Epee (ages 10-13)

The focus of this program is overall skills development, mastery of fundamental techniques and tactics, and introduction to ideas to further build on as the fencers age up to the senior program.

See Footwork and Conditioning Class description, right, for more information.

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of Introduction to Fencing course or equivalent
  • Riverside Fencing Club membership
Scheduled Class Meetings:
  • Tue 4:30pm-6:00pm
    • See also All-Ages Footwork & Conditioning Class, right
  • Fri (in Longmeadow) 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Sat 11:00am-12:30pm

Class fees:

  • Once weekly: $200.00 per session
  • Twice or more weekly: $290.00 per session
Register!
  • Mar-Apr 2020 Session
    • Mar 2 to May 2, 2020
    • Registration Closed

Senior Epee (ages 13 to adult)

We have two levels of classes: Beginner  and Intermediate/Competitive.

The Beginner class is scheduled once weekly.

The Intermediate/Competitive class is scheduled multiple times weekly. Intermediate fencers are expected to attend one class weekly. Competitive fencers are expected to attend two or more classes weekly.

Students in all classes are encouraged to join in open fencing with others after their class, and to join the footwork and conditioning class on Tuesdays (see right). 

Prerequisites:

  • Beginner class: Completion of Introduction to Fencing course or equivalent
  • Intermediate/Competitive class: one or more sessions in Beginner and coach approval
  • All: Riverside Fencing Club membership

Scheduled Class Meetings:

  • Beginner Class
    • Sat 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Intermediate/Competitive Class:
    • Tue 5:30pm-7:30pm
      • See also All-Ages Footwork & Conditioning Class, right
    • Wed 6:00pm-7:30pm
    • Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm
    • Fri (in Longmeadow) 4:30pm-6:00pm

Class fees:

  • One class per week: $200.00 per session
  • Two or more classes per week: $320.00 per session
  • Fees include:
    • Footwork & conditioning class (see right)
    • Entry fees to in-house competitions
Register!
  • Mar-Apr 2020 Session
    • Mar 2 to May 2, 2020
    • Registration Closed

All-Ages Footwork & Conditioning Class

This all-ages class has been credited by our competitive members for giving them the edge they need to succeed in competition and to develop their overall skills faster.

Fencers may attend this class independent of attending either weapon class if they are just looking for a good workout! 

The schedules for the Tuesday Youth and Senior Epee classes overlap with this class intentionally.  Fencers in the youth epee class are expected to participate in the first half of this class (as the final part of their full class). Fencers in the senior epee class are expected (or at least strongly encouraged) to participate in at least part of this class (as the first part of their full class).

Prerequisites:

  • Willingness to work hard!
  • Riverside Fencing Club membership --OR-- USA Fencing membership and coach's invitation.

Scheduled Class Meetings:

  • Tue 5:30pm-6:30pm

Class fee: 

  • $10.00 per class
  • Fee waived for those concurrently enrolled in any of other scheduled class
Registration for this class (by itself) is not necessary. Please feel free to just show up!

This is an ongoing class, offered every session.