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Intro Sessions

Intro Sessions

Intro Sessions are designed for athletes with no fencing experience so they can learn the basics of footwork and fencing vocabulary. These small, coach-guided sessions help our new fencers jump right in to their first group class.  Northwest Fencing Center offers Intro Sessions to adults and teens above 13 years old, and for children 7-12. Please read below to see which Intro Session is right for you.

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. 

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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