Knee-joints rejoice, on 2/21, wer’e back again at the four-court gym!
Bring your best game to the Performance Gym in Knott Hall on Valentine’s Day afternoon and evening!
We’ve been ousted from Wheeler Hall for the night due to gangly youths dancing at our usual venue.
The upside: Wooden floors!
Due to exams, fencing classes will take place at the Performance Gym in Knott Hall again!
We thought we’d be open after the foil classes, but we want to keep you from ending up like this:
See you back on Friday!
Youth Beginners (ages 7-13)
Start: New classes start every FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month 5:30PM at Wheeler Hall, 500 Chestnut Avenue, Towson, MD 21204.
Students will build up agility and stamina in an age-appropriate but challenging class involving:
- Stretch, Strength & Agility Exercises
Coach Larbi Soufiane will introduce your child to the concepts of modern competitive fencing in a cooperative, kids-friendly atmosphere. Our program focuses on teaching the proper way to move (balanced advancing, retreating, lunging, acceleration units), using distance both for offense and defense, using the foil both to score on the opponent and to keep from getting scored on). At the end of the course, the students will get to experience fencing using the electric scoring apparatus.
The club provides all gear: masks, gloves, plastrons (a protective garment worn over the shoulder and armpit of the sword warm), and foils.
Our first Youth Beginners Class in 2020 will start on January 8, 2020, with new Groups starting every first Wednesday of the month!
Location: Wheeler Hall at Loyola Blakefield, 500 Chestnut Avenue, Towson MD 21204.
[This link gets you to the Registration and Sign-up Menu of the Blakefield Experience. Click on Page 2 and look for Learn-to-Fence Sign-up!
If you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact Coach Chris Amberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding registration and sign-up, please contact Chantal Cross at email@example.com.
First Friday: BMFA resumes its full program of classes and private lessons on Friday, January 3, 2020.
There will be no fencing activities on New Year’s Eve: NO FENCING ON DEC. 31, 2019!
Also: If your BMFA has siblings or friends who always have been wanting lear to fence:
Bring your top game to the Performance Gym on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019!
Yes, that’s the upper level of Knott Hall. All classes, lessons, and open bouting!
No classes or lessons or open bouting on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31!
(Please note the clever rendering of Christmas Day on our scoring machine!)