Beginner Swashbuckler – Ages 6-8

Beginner Swashbuckler Fencing Program (Ages 6-8)

A class especially designed to bring the joy of fencing to youngsters while at the same time encouraging cooperation. Children are taught the tradition of fencing while having fun! Gross and fine motor skills are developed though fencing games. With special attention to safety, students learn basic techniques and tactics in a non-competitive atmosphere. Students are taught the positions of: en guard, advance, retreat, lunge, and advance lunge. They are also taught the fundamentals of distance. Children are issued fencing gear. This includes a mask, glove, chest protector, and jacket. Students learn the proper technique to handle the weapon safely. Blade work drills are closely monitored by the fencing instructors. They learn to thrust, disengage, and parry riposte. After the drills, the fencing begins! Students are matched with partners of similar age/experience levels. They are closely monitored by the staff to ensure safely, and good sportsmanship.                                                                                  Tuesdays or Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm

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