Afterschool Fencing

Afterschool beginning class

The next set of beginner afterschool classes will begin in the basement of the Tileston gym on the St.Mary Catholic school campus the week of January 8th, 2018.  Class runs from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, approximately.

The class lasts for twelve sessions with each session lasting approximately one hour. The first class of the week is taught on Monday and repeated Tuesday.  The second class of the week is taught on Wednesday and repeated Thursday.   Therefore students may attend on a schedule of Mon/Wed, Mon/Thurs, Tues/Wed, or Tues/Thurs as is best for them.  If weather or other issues force a cancellation we will add classes on until we get to twelve sessions.

The class will teach history, footwork, bladework, rules, tactics, and end in a class tournament. Appropriate for second to eighth grade.

Cost for the twelve session class is $50. You will also need to have a USA Fencing membership for insurance purposes. The non-competitive membership costs $10 and is good until July 31, 2018.  The membership can be purchased online at under Membership.  Memberships can also be obtained through a paper form, however, USA Fencing charges an additional $10 for  processing paper forms.  I will have instructions for the online process if you cannot make it work.

Fencers should wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing. CFFA provides all fencing equipment.

Class is taught by Greg Spahr, head coach of the Cape Fear Fencing Association. He is an internationally accredited coach and has fenced internationally. His students have won both men’s and women’s North Carolina High School Championships, collegiate titles, have finished in the top 8 of National events, and have won medals at World Championships. Contact for more information: or (910) 799-8642

Once a student has passed the beginner class the cost to continue is $25 per month.

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