Fencing Classes for Adults and Teens (Tuesday Evenings)

Fencing promotes physical fitness, balance, and coordination, and its fun. IFC offers an opportunity to learn what it is all about and try your hand at swordplay in a safe and friendly environment. We furnish all needed equipment: fencing jackets, masks, gloves, and swords, but many students eventually purchase their own equipment online at reasonable prices.

You can learn to fence at any age, and continue as long as you like. IFC serves fencers from age 8 to 80. We offer classes for people who have never fenced, as well as those who may have fenced in high school or college.

IFC’s classes and lessons can prepare you fence for recreation at the club or competitively in tournaments, which are offered in several skill levels and age levels.

Get started now and start enjoying the fun of fencing and feeling its benefits.

2017 - 2018 Class Sessions

August-September / October-November / December-January / February-March / April-May / June-July


• Introduction/Intermediate (6:30 to 7:30 pm) Classes are taught by Deon Bradford for adults and teens with little or no fencing experience. We will introduce the three fencing weapons (foil, epee, and saber) and cover basic blade work and footwork. You will have group lessons, partner drilling, and one-on-one training with the instructor. The fee is $135 for teens and $165 for Adults.


• Intermediate Epee Strategy and Tactics (7:30 to 9:00 pm) This course is for adults and teens with limited fencing experience. Taught by Deon Bradford; this course will cover advanced blade work, form, and physical conditioning as well as the tactics and strategy of fencing with the epee. We offer group lessons, partner drills, and one-on-one training with the instructor, as well as opportunities to work on fencing skills in practice bouts with electronic scoring equipment. The fee is $165


For further information about our adult program or classes, email Adult Program Director Deon Bradford Deon@IFCfencing.org.

Download an Adult-Teen Class registration form. It can be filled in on your computer using free Adobe Reader. If you don't have Adobe reader you can download the latest version here.