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
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.
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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.