Friday Feb 12th
FROM 7 to 9PM
PARTICIPATION: $20 per person at the door, only $10 for the first 20 who pre-register
At the Northwest Fencing Center
4950 SW Western Ave Beaverton Or 97005
Share the romance of the blade with your Valentine in a fencing class taught in French and English by the masters. No experience necessary! All equipment provided.
An “intro to fencing” class will be taught entirely in French. The class will be taught by our Fencing Master Simon Abram. For non-French speakers, a concurrent class will be taught in English by coach Vince Camillo.
The format of these classes will be as follows: general intro of coaches and facility, overview of the evening, breaking into French and English groups, getting dressed into fencing gear (provided for free), learning the safety rules, learning the basics of attack and defense in a controlled drill format. Then the attendees will be invited to fence with the person they’ve come with (mom-daughter, friend-friend, etc) under NWFC staff guidance. Note: It’s perfectly fine to attend the event solo, or in large groups– either way will work. Finally, we will have a group fencing game, (possibly French speakers vs English speakers, depending on numbers), and conclude with a de-brief and a thank-you to all those who’ve attended.
Please print and bring this signed waiver required for all who attend the event. Encourage members to bring the signed waiver in with them. If they are unable to do so, blank waivers will be available at our front desk. Attendees should plan to arrive on time (traffic to Beaverton can sometimes be troublesome). Please wear some type of athletic pant covering the legs and athletic shoes. No shorts or open-toed shoes.
For more information call 503-277-2237
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January Fencer Spotlight:
How and when did you start fencing?
I fenced for about a year in college at Stanford, just for a one-unit athletic course without much actual instruction. Milo took a one-week summer intro to fencing class at our local middle school and really enjoyed it. Soon after, he and Calvin joined the youth class at NWFC. I learned more in the first few months of just watching their lessons than I learned in the whole year at college. After watching long enough, I had the itch and started taking the adult class with Vince about one and a half years ago. I switched to epee about a year ago and started taking private lessons.Read the full article