FENCING LESSONS


FENCING FUNDAMENTALS
- INTRO TO FENCING
Fencing FUNdamentals introduces novices to basic fencing footwork and various attack and defense techniques. No fencing experience is required. While the Club provides specialized fencing equipment, participants are asked to wear a t-shirt, a pair of sweat or track pants, and non-marking athletic shoes. The first week of each session is a free introductory drop-in night for those new to fencing. Everyone is invited. Please note that individuals may only participate in one session of Fencing FUNdamentals.  14 week sessions.

FALL Session Program barcode
Thursdays Sept 12, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019 1534
Adult (ages 16+) 6:30 - 7:30pm
   
Fees: $ 232 per session / RA member
  $ 257 per session / non-member     

 


WINTER Session

Thursdays Jan 9 - Apr 2, 2020
Adult (ages 16+)  6:30 - 7:30pm
   
Fees: $ 232 per session / RA member
  $ 257 per session / non-member     



LEARN TO TRAIN
- DEVELOPING THE FENCER
This class is designed for those who have completed Fencing FUNdamentals, or equivalent. Our program follows the CFF’s Armband Program at the Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue levels.
 

FALL Session   Program barcode
Thursday Sept 12 - Dec 12, 2019 1537
Adult (ages 16+) 6:30pm - 7:30pm  
   
Fee: $302 per person / RA member
  $327 per person / non-member


WINTER Session   

Thursday Jan 9 - Apr 2, 2020
Adult (ages 16+) 6:30pm - 7:30pm   
   
Fee: $302 per person / RA member
  $327 per person / non-member

                              

LEARN TO TRAIN - ORANGE, GREEN AND BLUE ARMBAND
FULL Season - Individuals registering for the Learn-to-Train program may purchase a full season program.   This entitles the fencers to train from Mid-September to June for one fee.  
 
FULL Season:     September to June

Thursdays September 9, 2019 - June 11, 2020
Adult (ages 16+) 6:30pm - 7:30pm 


Fees:     $ 725 full season / RA member


CFF ARMBAND PROGRAM

The Armband Program is a comprehensive progression through the sport of fencing for fencers of all ages, encompassing all aspects of the sport as fencers progress from beginner to high performance athletes.  As fencers work towards receiving their Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Red, and Black Armbands, they will learn the skills necessary to become successful athletes, coaches and referees. Armband tests are held by the Club once per session.


COACHES AND INSTRUCTORS

The RA Fencing Club operates under the direction of Head Coach Paul ApSimon who is responsible for overall programming and athlete development. Paul was the team leader and foil coach for the 2012 Canadian Olympic Fencing team at the London Olympic Games.  He is presently completing his National Coaches Institute (NCI) diploma and is the coach for the Canadian National Foil Team.  Assistant Coach Parviz Haghandish is a former Iranian National Team fencer and National Team Foil coach. Trained within the French system, Parviz is responsible for technical development and junior programs. Assistant Coach, Alex Martin is responsible for youth development and is also involved as an assistant on the National Development Program.  In addition to Paul, Alex and Parviz, the RA Fencing Club has a number of qualified bilingual instructors who lead the Introduction to Fencing, Junior and Adult Recreational programs.