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What gear you should buy and when

What gear you should buy and when

When you start fencing you will be able to use NWFC gear. As you progress through the classes you will be required to have your own equipment, starting with a mask and glove. NWFC does not provide gear for competitions, so you will need to purchase all of your own gear before starting to compete.

What to pack for a fencing tournament

In order to compete at any tournament, you must have complete, working gear. If you forget something critical, you’ll have to borrow from another athlete or replace it. In addition to their gear, many fencers have other items they wouldn’t travel without. Keep reading for some of our recommendations for a successful competition weekend. 

The Armory

The Armory

The armory is located past the lobby and the kitchen on the left. It is open at all times to all members for the purpose of working on/repairing their weapons and equipment. Students are welcome to use the armory but it needs to remain clean. If it is not clean, it is a safety hazard and will be locked. Please keep in mind that a member’s class time is not an appropriate time to fix a weapon. Please check your weapon(s) ahead of time and have them ready to go for class. 

What to do near NWFC

When you arrive at the event, please stop by the welcome desk for more area information including a walkable amenity map and special offers from local merchants. We are located in the Tualatin Valley. We invite you to soak in the Oregon experience. In Tualatin Valley—our Oregon—you go at your own pace, slow if you like. We’re a place built of friendly, local communities, in a region of lush, natural beauty.

How do I get good at this?

Every student or fencing parent has asked this question By Michael McTigue; Epee Prevot and Executive Director  How do I get good at this? Every student or parent has asked this question. It’s an obvious question, and the answer isn’t obvious or we wouldn’t be asking...


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