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Youth Fencing Ages 8-11
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Foil Fencing for Youth Level 1
Youth are introduced to the martial art and sport of foil fencing. Swordplay has been a martial art for centuries and is today the modern sport of fencing. Fencing is fun, mentally challenging, and great exercise for kids. This 10-week, introductory class in foil fencing will teach kids the basic skills of fencing: safety, basic footwork, blade work, and essential rules of play for bouting. All fencing equipment will be provided by the instructor.
Fencing for Youth Level 2
(Must complete 1, 10-week session at Level 1 to register for this class) This class will be held concurrently with Level 1 class.
Youth are introduced to the martial art and sport of foil fencing. Swordplay has been a martial art for centuries and is today the modern sport of fencing. Fencing is fun, mentally challenging, and great exercise for kids. This 10-week class is designed to improve youth skills and reinforce basic skills of foil, epee or saber fencing including: low-line and circular parries, phrasing, and preparations of the blade, next level footwork and bouting strategies.
Class will be taught by Master, John Krauss (USFA/USFCA certified), from Down East School of Fencing on Verona Island and Tom Bowcock (USFA/USFCA certified).
Classes will be offered for students age 12+ in Hampden and registration for these classes is available through Down East School of Fencing directly. FMI: contact John Krauss, 207-974-8461,
Your program registration fee includes a 1 year membership in the USA Fencing Association which is required of participants for insurance liability purposes. Membership applications will be provided by instructor at first class for completion.
Program Age/Grade Group:
Session I: September 10-November 26;
Session II: December 3-March 4,
Session III: March 11-May 20
(Please Note: Program does meet on holidays-reminders given in class)
5-6 PM (please arrive 10-15 minutes to help students get suited up for class)
Skehan Recreation Center
Program Registration Minimum:
Program Registration Maximum:
Program Registration Deadline:
Session I: September 3, Session II: November 26, and Session III: March 4.
Program Fee Hampden Resident:
$130.00 per session
Program Fee Non Resident:
$135.00 per session
Program $10.00 Late Fee Begins On:
Session I: September 4, Session II: November 27, Session III: March 5
Program Equipment/Supplies Required:
Students should wear long pants (jeans, or sweat pants, no yoga pants or leggings, please). Please wear sneakers (no sandals or flip flops, please). Participants should bring a water bottle.
All cancellations due to weather will be made via an email blast from the MyRec system software at www.hampdenrecreation.com
To make certain you receive the latest weather cancellation announcements, please be certain to opt in to email notifications-cancellations on your household account.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *
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