Beginning Classes

We accept students with experience on an ad-hoc basis, joining ongoing classes, and we also have Fencing 2 classes whenever fencing 1 ends, same time and place.  (it’s really a 16 week program in two parts). If you are interested please contact us.

Give the gift of fencing fitness!  Contact us and we can prepare a gift certificate.

January 10 Thursdays – Introduction to Saber Fencing -Youth&adult- 8 one hour sessions. 6:30PM     Age: 9+  Location: Kenmore Middle School dance studio

January 16 Wednesdays Youth 6:30PM  Location Gunston Community Center.  this is an ‘Enjoy Arlington’ class, you can  register through the county parks&rec system.

January 16 Wednesdays Adult Wed 7:30PM  Location Gunston Community Center.  this is an ‘Enjoy Arlington’ class, you can  register through the county parks&rec system.

January 28 Mondays  Introduction to Fencing 8 one hour sessions. 6:30   Age: 8-17  Location: Kenmore MS Cost: $100

January 26 Saturdays,  Introduction to Saber Fencing –10 one hour sessions. 9:15 AM     Age: 8-14  Location: Cherrydale Vol Fire Dept Cost: $100

Enjoy Arlington class does not include any free stuff to keep but we do provide all fencing gear.

(min age xx Beginning class details TBD.  xpm Kenmore Middle School dance studio

 Ongoing       Fencing 2  Follows each Fencing 1 class, same time and  place, and is rolling admissions.  Join any time if you have done an 5+ week basic introductory course, or fenced years ago.  8 weeks.   Cost: $120.

Beginning fencing day CAMP week 6 Jul 29-Aug3  age 8-13 (see camp tab for info, or email us).

Register and pay below.  All gear is provided.   For sanitary reasons many prefer their own glove which can be purchased from the instructor for $10.  We encourage Fencing 2 students to own their own saber: PLEASE DO NOT BUY SABERS FROM EBAY!  In our experience these are usually quality control rejects and are very stiff and heavy… ok for adults maybe but the worst choice for kids, who most need light and well balanced sabers. Please ask us for recommendations.


Students should dress in comfortable, athletic clothing. T-shirts, sweat pants or track pants, and court shoes or cross trainers are preferred. Jeans will work if loose, and running shoes are acceptable. We recommend short sleeved shirts for comfort. No shorts, no sandals.

All equipment is provided. A fencing glove is provided to keep as part of the beginning class tuition.

Students under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian signature on the registration and consent form. We can email a copy. Then, we need a signed USFA form (we pay the $10 fee) Also, please do this county consent form for times when we do programs through the county. Just 3 forms for you to do and us to track… no sweat.

Registration can be done by email as late as the night before the first class, but our kids classes usually fill before then.

Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department