Our Beginning Foil classes are for students age 14 and up with little or no fencing experience. Classes are 1-hour per week taught in an 8-week sessions. Beginning classes are booked by the session an no club membership is required. Check the schedule below for the next session start date.
INTERMEDIATE AND DRILL CLASSES
Our Intermediate and Drill classes are for students 14 and up who have completed the beginning class or who come to West Berkeley with prior fencing experience. These classes are open to all of our members for weekly drop-in and there is no advance booking or additional cost.
Adult Beginning Foil
- Offered weekly
- September 7th – October 26th
- Pre-registration required
The instructor will introduce the basic concepts of modern fencing and explain the differences between the three weapons early in the class, but the focus will be on the uniqueness of modern foil fencing. Students will learn footwork, how to hold the weapon, and simple attacks and defense. All equipment for the class is provided, including foils. Students must wear sweatpants that cover the legs all the way to the ankle for safety and are encouraged to bring a water bottle. This is an active class, so be prepared to sweat a little. Every level of fitness is encouraged to attend and the instructors will do their best to make sure that everyone is accommodated. Our goal is for you to love the sport of fencing as much as we do by the end of your first class!