Fencing: Awesome Fencing 8055.671
Start: Monday, July 9, 2012
Piedmont , CA 94611
Piedmont has a unique city-managed fencing program that takes fencers from age 8 right up through college. We have sent fencers to Summer National Championships, Junior Olympics and North American Circuit events, as well as Regional and Super Youth Circuit tournaments. Our fencers train foil, epee and sabre, and some of the United States' best fencers are women, so girls, don't be shy! Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable clothes, and athletic shoes. All protective gear and equipment provided. All levels welcome in all weeks.
Beginning Level: Peter emphasizes the fun of fencing in a safe environment. Often referred to as physical chess, fencing combines the mental challenge of out-thinking your opponent with the agility of martial arts. In this class, Peter teaches the fundamentals of footwork, attacks, defense and strategy with tactical games, drills and bouting.
Intermediate Level: This class focuses on refining these skills and adding more attacks and parries to the fencers' repertoires. This class prepares fencers for competition, and includes discussion of the US Fencing Association Rules.
Advanced Level: This class focuses on new parries, strategies, and advanced footwork. Following this class fencers are prepared to compete in USFA tournaments. Bring a water bottle, fencing knickers or ankle length sweat pants. Protective gear, including electrical fencing equipment is provided.
Pre-Crew/Crew Level: This camp will tune up current Crew Members and give those considering joining the Piedmont Fencing Crew a step up in responsibility and training, but is open to those advanced fencers who just want to get better too! The week features a series of in-house competitions, advanced lessons and team matches. Fencers must bring a water bottle (we have water faucets, but not a drinking fountain!), good athletic shoes (indoor soccer shoes work great) and knickers or ankle-length athletic pants. A towel and spare tee shirt are recommended. Fencing gear, including jackets, chest protectors and all electrical equipment will be provided.