CONTACT US: fencingbuffalo@roadrunner.com

Classes

We offer instruction in Classical French Fencing in all three weapons: Foil, Epee and Sabre, for the beginner as well as the experienced fencer.

All students must PRE-REGISTER for classes. Please register online

Class Schedule

By EXPERIENCE Level and AGE group:

BEGINNER:
Kids (ages 7-9)
Young Blades (ages 10-13)
High School (ages 14-17)
Adult (ages 18+)
INTERMEDIATE:
Kids - Intermediate (ages 7-9)
Young Blades - Intermediate (ages 10-13)
High School - Intermediate (ages 14-17)
Adult - Intermediate (ages 18+)
ADVANCED:
Kids - Advanced (ages 7-9)
Young Blades (ages 10-13)
Open Fencing (advanced fencers, ages 14+)


BEGINNER FENCING

WEDNESDAYS or SATURDAYS - Ages 10 to adult

Students choose either WED or SAT

$90 (pre-paid, discounted rate) for 6-session (9-hour) course - All equipment provided
All students should prepay course fees prior to the first class session
Cost is $100 (CASH ONLY) if paid on the first day of class (no discount)

DESCRIPTION:
This class is an introduction to the Art of Classical Foil Fencing. Students will learn how to move, defend, and attack using the basic fencing weapon - the foil - in the Classical French style.
It is a relaxed workout coupled with exposure to the historical origins of this exciting martial art. Great for developing physical agility and mental focus, fencing is also FUN!
Fencing develops better eye-hand coordination, physical agility, grace, and balance, while promoting cardiovascular fitness and increased confidence and self-esteem.
All equipment and instruction provided. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing for this class.

Listed below are the DAYS, TIMES, and START DATES of our classes:

WINTER 2018 CLASSES:
TUESDAYS: 8:00 PM-9:30 PM, starts 1/30 - ages 14-Adult
SATURDAYS: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM, starts 2/10 - ages 10-Adult
SPRING 2018 CLASSES:
WEDNESDAYS: 8:00 PM-9:30 PM, starts 4/25 - ages 14-Adult
SATURDAYS: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM, starts 5/19 - ages 10-Adult
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INTERMEDIATE FENCING

Ages 10-Adult -
Prior experience necessary, this program runs ALL YEAR.
Intermediate students are required to purchase their own FENCING GLOVE (see Coach McMahon)
All other equipment  provided.

DESCRIPTION:
This class is for FCB Beginner class graduates ONLY. Students must be graduates of a Beginner Class/Camp, and have permission of the instructor. This class will pick up where Beginner Training left off . . . Skills will include: Compound Attacks, Attacks on the Blade, and more advanced footwork. Students will be fencing, judging and directing from Day 1.
$240 per calendar quarter - All equipment (except glove) provided
Classes offered 3 times weekly
Students attend as often as they choose.

CLASS HOURS -
(All Year)
Ages 10-13:
(ages 10-13) TUESDAYS: 5:30-7:00 PM
(ages 10-13) THURSDAYS: 5:30-7:00 PM
(ages 10-13) SATURDAYS: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Ages 14 & Older:
(ages 14+) TUESDAYS: 7:00-8:30 PM
(ages 14+) THURSDAYS: 7:00-8:30 PM
(ages 14+) SATURDAYS: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
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OPEN ELITE FENCING (Advanced fencers, ages 14+ & up)

ELITE fencers must be graduates of the INTERMEDIATE group and have permission of instructor.

Please see the MEMBERS section for details

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YOUNG BLADES ELITE (ages 10-13)

Advanced Fencers, Ages 10-13
Open to fencers ages 10-13, who are graduates of the FCB INTERMEDIATE group
ELITE group fencers, ages 10-13: CLASS HOURS -
(All Year)

TUESDAYS: 5:30-7:00 PM - Intermediate lesson
THURSDAYS: 5:00PM-6:00PM - Elite lesson
THURSDAYS: 6:00-7:00 PM - Intermediate lesson
SATURDAYS: 11:00AM-12:30PM - Intermediate lesson
YOUNG BLADES Elite Fencers need their own fencing equipment (see Coach McMahon).

Young Blades fencers may also train with the Intermediate group:
Tuesdays & Thursdays

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KIDS BEGINNER FENCING (ages 7-9)


"Little Knights of the FCB"
(Ages 7-9)
Register: On-line from the web site.
(Pre-registration REQUIRED)

PAGES (Beginner)- SATURDAYS - 9:00AM to 10:00AM

$65 (prepaid, discounted rate) for 4 sessions - All equipment provided
Cost is $75 cash (no discount) if paid the first day of class.

Start Dates: 
WINTER 2018:
SATURDAYS: 10:00-11:00 AM, starts 2/17 - ages 7-9 - Register by 2/10

SPRING 2018:
SATURDAYS: 10:00-11:00 AM, starts 6/2 - ages 7-9 - Register by 5/25

DESCRIPTION:
This class is an introduction to the Art of Classical Foil Fencing, designed for KIDS ages 7-9. Young fencers will learn how to move, defend, and attack using a practice safety sword - in the Classical French style.
Kids in this class will be learning correct fencing form, developing appropriate fencing skills and cultivating courtesy and respect for others, as well as learning about the historical origins of this exciting sport. Great for developing physical agility and mental focus, fencing is also FUN!
Fencing develops better eye-hand coordination, physical agility, grace, and balance, while promoting cardiovascular fitness and increased confidence and self-esteem.
All equipment and instruction provided. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing for this class.

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SQUIRES (Intermediate) - SATURDAYS 11:00 AM
Graduates of the PAGES group may attend this class (with Coach's permission)
On-Going:
CLASS HOURS -
(All Year)
MONDAYS: 6:00-7:00 PM - Squires lesson
WEDNESDAYS: 6:00-7:00 PM - Squires lesson
SATURDAYS: 11:00AM-12:00PM - Squires lesson lesson
SQUIRES need to purchase their own FENCING GLOVE (see Coach McMahon), and gentlemen need an athletic protector (cup), All other equipment provided
KNIGHTS (Advanced) - MON, WED & SAT - (see above schedule)
Graduates of the SQUIRES group may attend this class.
On-Going:
KNIGHTS need to have their own FENCING GLOVE (see Coach McMahon), and gentlemen need an athletic protector (cup), All other equipment provided


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Fencing Center of Buffalo
Binner Center  | 1050 Maryvale Drive
Cheektowaga, New York 14225  |  (716) 553-3448
E-mail: fencingbuffalo@roadrunner.com