Looking for an all-year sport for your kids? Fencing builds fitness, endurance, patience, and resilience!
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:
For the month of May, Tuesday practice will be held in the Four Court Gym, which is the lower gym in the back of Knott Hall. Same time, different place, less wear and tear on your knees!
All classes and open bouting will take place at the Knott Hal Performance Gym today.
Sorry for the late notification!
With Coach Larby
holding hands and wiping noses strip-coaching Baltimore MidAtlantic fencers at this year’s Capitol Clash on Friday and Saturday, Coach Chris will be filling in for him at this Friday’s 6:30PM foil class!
All his “favorite students” from his former Saturday morning conditioning class at BFC are surely excited to hear that—and are getting ready for Grandmaster Lee’s “Twenty-Five Knuckle Poosh-up”!