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Jan. 21, 2020: Location, location, location

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Due to exams, fencing classes will take place at the Performance Gym in Knott Hall again!

Epee Class is canceled on Jan. 7…

We thought we’d be open after the foil classes, but we want to keep you from ending up like this:

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See you back on Friday!

Fencing Parents FAQ’s

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Learn to Fence classes start every first Wednesday of the month!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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
  • Footwork
  • Bladework
  • Bouting

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.

Sign Up Here!

[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 jcamberger@gmail.com.

For questions regarding registration and sign-up, please contact Chantal Cross at ccross@loyolablakefield.org.

 

First Fencing of the Roaring Twenties: January 3, 2020!

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BMFA parents watching their promising offspring hitting each other with swords.

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:

BMFA is starting its first Beginners Class of the new decade on Wednesday, January 8!

Friday 12/13/19: Performance Gym

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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!

We mean it: BMFA holiday closings!

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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!)

Holiday closings: Dec. 24 and 31, 2019

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Fencing — or watch children happily dance around Christmas trees (or whatever holiday decorations you put up)…

Fencing — or clink glasses and graze opulent New Years Eve buffets with friends and family…

Tough choices, we know.

But sometimes, we have to make tough choices.

Accordingly, BMFA will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 (a.k.a., Christmas Eve) and Dec. 31 (a.k.a., New Year’s Eve.)

Put simply for our teenage members, such as Mr. Aidan “Captain Plum” Owens:

NO FENCING 12/24 and 12/24!

 

Nov. 19, 2019: Perform at the Performance Gym!

Just to keep us guessing—and Coach Larby lugging all fencing equipment hither and yon—all classes and lessons today will take place at the Knott Hall performance gym today.

(That’s the nice one on the upper level, with the knew-saving wooden floors.)

See you there tonight!

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