QUEEN CITY FENCERS CLUB
United States Fencing Association
USA Fencing, the governing body of all fencing activity in the United States. Per USA Fencing requirements, every fencer that registers for the beginner level must become a member of USA Fencing to be covered by insurance. New fencers should register here and show membership at the first class. Non-competitive USA Fencing membership costs $10 per fencing season. Fencers can upgrade to the USA Fencing competitive membership level prior to first competition ($70 per season). Season goes from August 1 through July 31st
The Competitive Program is designed for advanced fencers who will complete at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The fencers in the Competitive Program work on:
- Advanced fencing techniques, skills, strategies, and tactics
- Physical endurance, speed, agility and strength
- Mental focus and emotional management
- The ability to build a bout per opponent strength and weaknesses
- Ability to dissect a bout and work on improving non-successful elements
- Video analysis
- Athletic training in the form of conditioning, weightlifting, cardio, and nutritional planning
Competitive Program Structure:
The Competitive Program is composed of up to 4 group classes per week for 2-3 hours each and at least 1 private lesson each week, amount determined by the commitment of the fencer.
During the class, the athlete works on advanced exercises and drills and will focus on intensive endurance, strength, speed, and agility workouts with a good portion of the time fencing against opponents at the advanced and competitive levels. Fencing with stronger opponents provides invaluable experience and opportunities to learn.
Warm-Up and Stretching 20 minutes
Conditioning 30 minutes
Footwork 20 minutes
Bladework 20 minutes
Free Bouting 60 minutes
Competitive Program Costs:
The cost of Advanced Fencing Program is $150.00 per month plus $30 per lesson.