Harpers Ferry, WV
Beginner Fencing 101
Youth and Adults: Ages 8 and up
8 week Comprehensive Course
Start Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
To be held on Sunday evenings, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Class Tuition $200.00
The use of fencing gear is included in the tuition.
$25 is required (payable to instructor) on the first day of class.
This covers an RTF fee and glove purchase.
Email us to be notified when registration opens in December:
Discover and enjoy the sport of fencing! Your journey starts here!
Every year, we open our club's doors to invite people in the area
to participate in our annual beginner fencing class. (If you are
already a fencer wanting to fence, email us, as we train weekly in
Below is the beginner class description:
Whether you are a youth or an adult, our beginner classes are
a MUST for anyone wanting to learn the sport of fencing.
All classes are taught by professional member of the USFA,
Coach David Copeland, who has over twenty years
experience in coaching all three weapons.
Learn to fence Olympic-style on electronic scoring machines!
This class will cover the history of the sword, as it relates to
fencing, dueling, and the beginnings of the sport. Students
will also get an understanding of the weapons, how each one
is used, and the modern-day understanding of the rules. From
the first lesson and onward through the class, beginners will
also acquire an understanding of proper footwork, form, and
function. Coach David Copeland will assess each student
and make recommendations for body conditioning, based
upon individual need. Students will fence each other in the
class using electric fencing gear, (use of fencing gear is
provided in the class.)
FAST, FUN, FITNESS!
Please note, we offer gift certificates for our Harpers Ferry and Boyce locations. They make
perfect Christmas gifts and Birthday gifts for all ages. Email us for more information.
Harpers Ferry Youth Class
For ages 6-8, click here!
For information about beginner classes, email:
(With your inquiry, please include your age, location,
and how you found out about our classes.)
If you live in the areas of Winchester, Virginia; Purcellville, VA;
Berryville, VA; Lovettsville, VA, Leesburg, VA; Frederick, Maryland;
Brunswick, MD; Boonsboro, MD; Hagerstown, MD; Martinsburg
and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, there are classes within about
a thirty minute drive of your location.