Classes

Foil and epee fencing programs for kids and adults

Classes at Northwest Fencing Center are available for all ages and experience levels. With Kids’ Classes for those as young as 7, Adult Beginner Classes, and Competitive training programs, NWFC has fencing for everyone.

To start fencing at Northwest Fencing Center, check out our Intro Sessions below. All new fencers must complete an Intro Session before registering for a weekly class.

Classes are split by Competition Age Groups, so athletes practice with others at their age and skill level. To find the right program, continue reading individual class information.

NWFC Membership is not required to start but is mandatory to enroll in any fencing class longer than 4-weeks. Please read class details for individual requirements.

Once a fencer has completed an Intro Session they graduate to the next level. Each class has a Star Chart with the required skills for the fencer to move on to the next level.

Questions about Getting Started, Schedules, or something else? Talk to a coach!

Youth Classes

Ages 7-12

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 at their first group class.

After fencers complete an Intro Session they are able to join the Youth Class for their age category. Then, students get to build new tactics with other athletes of their age and skill level.

Youth classes are available for fencers as young as 7 once they have completed a 4-week Intro Session. Each class has a different Study Guide and Star Chart, which the athlete must complete and have approved by a coach to graduate to the next class. Stars are earned when the fencer gains a new skill or achievement.

Membership is required to register for all Youth Classes. Excludes 4-week Introductory Classes. All monthly classes auto-bill. 

Youth Fencing CLasses at Northwest Fencing Center
Mini Intro Sessions, Born 2012-2015

This 4-week program is designed for students who have never fenced before. Membership is not required.

To register for a class, add one Session from the list below to your cart in the Training Scheduler and checkout. Registration is required.

WINTER 2022-2023 SCHEDULE:

(Choose One)

Session 1 (Saturday 8:45 to 9:30 am): Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th
Session 2 (Wednesday 4:45 to 5:30 pm): Jan 18th, 25th, Feb 1st, & 8th
Session 3 (Saturday 8:45 to 9:30 am): Feb 11th, 18th, 25th, & Mar 4th
Session 4 (Wednesday 4:45 to 5:30 pm): Feb 15th, 22nd, Mar 1st, & 8th
Session 5 (Saturday 8:45 to 9:30 am): Mar 11th, 18th, 25th, & Apr 1st

Tuition Prices:

$40 – 4-week program. This tuition will be credited to your account when a 6-month or 12-month membership is purchased.

Mini Beginner, Born 2012-2015

This program is for fencers who have completed the Intro Session or have very little experience. Ages 7-9.

Membership is required to take a class. 

Students continue to work on basic fencing techniques while building new skills. Fencers improve their form, tactics, and understanding of fencing through coach-guided footwork exercises, partner drills, and fencing with each other.

Private lessons are recommended but not required.

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Friday 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 am

Monthly Tuition Costs, choose one
$69 – 1 class per week
$119 – 2 classes per week
$259 – 2 classes per week + 4 private lessons per month

 

Youth Intro Sessions, Born 2010-2011

This 4-week program is designed for students who have never fenced before. Membership is not required.

To register for a class, add one Session from the list below to your cart in the Training Scheduler and checkout. Registration is required.

WINTER 2022-2023 SCHEDULE:

(Choose One)

Session 1 (Saturday 8:45 to 9:30 am): Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th
Session 2 (Tuesday 4:45 to 5:30 pm): Jan 17th, 24th, 31st, & Feb 7th
Session 3 (Saturday 8:45 to 9:30 am): Feb 11th, 18th, 25th, & Mar 4th
Session 4 (Tuesday 4:45 to 5:30 pm): Feb 14th, 21st, 28th, & Mar 7th
Session 5 (Saturday 8:45 to 9:30 am): Mar 11th, 18th, 25th, & Apr 1st

Tuition Prices:

$40 – 4-week program. This tuition will be credited to your account when a 6-month or 12-month membership is purchased.

Youth Beginner, Born 2010-2011

This program is designed for fencers who have completed an Intro Session or have very little experience. Ages 10-12.

Membership is required to take a class. 

Students continue to work on basic fencing techniques while building new skills. Fencers improve their form, tactics, and understanding of fencing through coach-guided footwork exercises, partner drills, and fencing with each other.

Private lessons are recommended but not required.

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 am

Monthly Tuition Costs, choose one
$69 – 1 class per week
$119 – 2 classes per week
$259 – 2 classes per week + 4 private lessons per month

 

Youth Intermediate, Born 2010-2015

This program is designed for fencers who wish to further improve their skills, and those planning to compete.

Membership is required to take a class. 

Students are introduced to more advanced skills, techniques, and tactics. Training will include footwork, partner drills, and bouting.

Private lessons are highly recommended for all fencers, and mandatory for those competing.

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 to 12:00 pm

Monthly Tuition Prices, choose one:

$199 – 3 classes per week
$339 – 3 classes per week + 4 private lessons per month
$399 – 3 classes per month + 8 private lessons per month

Youth Intermediate, Born 2008-2011

This program is designed for fencers who wish to further improve their skills, and those planning to compete.

Membership is required to take a class. 

Students are introduced to more advanced skills, techniques, and tactics. Training will include footwork, partner drills, and bouting.

Private lessons are highly recommended for all fencers, and mandatory for those competing.

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Friday 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 to 12:00 pm

Monthly Tuition Prices, choose one:

$199 – 3 classes per week
$339 – 3 classes per week + 4 private lessons per month
$399 – 3 classes per month + 8 private lessons per month

Youth Intermediate

Ages 7-12

The Youth Intermediate Classes are for fencers who have completed their Star Chart and graduated from the Mini or Youth Beginner Class.

Fencers must be approved by a coach to join the Youth Intermediate class. See the Class Study Guides for the required skills on each Star Chart.

Membership is required to register for all Youth Classes. All monthly Youth Classes auto-bill. 

Adult Fencing Classes in Oregon

Adult & Teen Classes

Ages 13+

Adult classes are for anyone! Fencing is a lifetime sport, it’s never too late to start.

NWFC has multiple options for adult fencers. There are programs designed for those who have never fenced before, experienced fencers, and those in between.

Membership is not required to start but is mandatory to enroll in any fencing class longer than 4-weeks. All monthly classes auto-bill. Please read class details for individual requirements.

Adult/Teen Intro Sessions; Ages 13+

Epee for Beginners

This program is designed for students who have never fenced before. Membership is not required.

This class is for athletes with no fencing experience to learn the basics of footwork and fencing vocabulary. These small, coach-guided sessions help our new fencers jump right in at their first group class.

To register for a class, add one Session from the list below to your cart in the Training Scheduler and checkout. Registration is required.

WINTER 2022-2023 SCHEDULE:

Session 1 (Friday 7-8 pm): Jan 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th

Session 2 (Friday 7-8 pm): Feb 10th, 17th, 24th, & Mar 3rd

Session 3 (Friday 7-8 pm): Mar 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st

Tuition Cost:

$40 – 4-week program. This tuition will be credited to your account when a 6-month or 12-month membership is purchased.

*Fencers can only take this course once. 

Adult/Teen Beginner Epee

This program is designed for fencers with very little fencing experience. Membership is required to take this class. 

In this class, students continue to work on basic fencing techniques while building new skills and tactical approaches. Fencers improve their form, technique, and understanding of fencing through coach-led footwork exercises, partner drills, and lots of fencing.

Private lessons are recommended, but not required.

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 to 12:00 pm

Monthly Tuition Options, choose one:

$119 – 1 class per week
$199 – 2 classes per week
$249 – 1 class per week + 4 private lessons per month ($35 per lesson)
$399 – 2 classes per week + 8 private lessons per month ($25 per lesson)

Bonus –

  • Open bouting is included in class fees.
  • Members enrolled in this class will receive a 10% discount on camps.

Advanced Programs

Ages 12+

NWFC’s Advanced Programs are for committed fencers, designed for athletes looking to be challenged technically and physically.

NWFC is renowned for its elite Competitive Training curriculum, and over the years has created many repeat champions. This class is for experienced fencers to train for regional, national, and international competitions.

Comp fencers meet four times a week, and each class is for 2 hours. Guided by our fencing masters, the course focuses on tactics and strategy, agility and fitness, and includes lots of strip time.

CORE fencers are Competitive fencers but only meet twice a week.

This program is designed for experienced fencers who wish to be challenged technically and physically and will include conditioning sessions.

Competitive

This program is designed for experienced fencers who wish to be challenged technically and physically.

Membership is required to enroll in the Competitive Fencing Class.

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday-Friday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Monthly Tuition Options, choose one:

$540 – 4 classes + 4 private lessons per month

$600 – 4 classes + 8 private lessons per month

Bonus –

  • Free registration to Pre-Nationals Camp.
  • Open bouting is included in class fees.
  • 10% discount on all NWFC camps.
  • Free registration to all Friday Night Fight tournaments. 
CORE = COmpetitive + REcreation

This program is designed for experienced fencers who wish to be challenged technically and physically.

Membership is required to enroll in the CORE Fencing Class.

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Monthly Tuition Options, choose one:

$249 – 2 classes per week

$379 – 2 classes per week + 4 private lessons per month

Members enrolled in this class will receive a 10% discount on camps.
Open Bouting is included in class fees.

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