COVID-19 Guidelines as of Dec. 14, 2020

  • Classes will be limited to 9 students. Additional class sessions have been added to help accommodate, reserve your space using our Sign Up Form.
  • We will operate at 75% of normal capacity, meaning up to 94 people, while also maintaining a minimum of ten feet of distance between individuals.
  • Everyone will have their temperature checked upon entering the facility.
  • Everyone in the facility must follow social distancing protocols and wear a facial covering while indoors.
  • While fencing, fencers should maintain long distance, and must wear a facial covering under the fencing mask.
  • Club members (not beginners) should have, and use, their own safety equipment (mask, glove, etc.) and wash it after use.
  • Fencers should bring their own water/sports beverages to practice (we won't be using the water fountains)

December 2020 Classes and Activities

Introductory, Beginner, and Intermediate Classes

Level 1 and 2 beginner classes, and the Intermediate Foil & Epee classes are active, with restrictions of 9 students per class. (as always, be sure to check the schedule page of our website for specific days and times).

Virtual Conditioning Sessions (FREE for Club Members)

Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm, and Saturdays @ Noon

Join Coach Meredith for a Powers Hour (Ha!) conditioning workout that you can do from the comfort of your own living room. This is a full-body workout comprised of bodyweight circuit exercises that specifically target strength, flexibility, and stamina for fencing. These will be run online via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM, and Saturdays at noon (online registration required; additional sessions may be offered on other days if Coach Meredith is feeling energetic).

Make a Donation

If none of the above options will work for you but you do wish to help the club survive this crisis, then contact us about making a donation. Remember: we are a non-profit organization, so donations made to us are tax deductible!

Welcome to Tidewater Fencing Club

TFC is dedicated to the time-honored sport of Olympic-style fencing. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable, high-quality fencing experience for our members in a safe, respectful, friendly atmosphere. From youth to adults, TFC has a program designed to meet both recreational and competitive needs.

Beginner Classes

Learn the fundamentals of the time-honored Olympic sport.


Intermediate Classes

Reinforcing fencing fundamentals, trying different weapons, and preparation for competition.


Private Lessons

One-on-One lessons with one of our coaches.


Intro Classes

Get a taste of fencing with a one-time, one hour, hands-on demo.

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