Intro Classes

Intro Class students take a stab at each other.

Introductory Fencing Classes

Tidewater Fencing Club offers one-time, one hour introductory classes that allow participants to get a feel for the sport without making a full commitment to a beginner class.

Participants will Learn:

  • a brief history of fencing as an Olympic sport
  • about the safety rules and protective equipment
  • basic fencing stance and movements (en garde, advance, retreat)
  • how to use a fencing sword to execute a basic attack (lunge)
  • how to use a fencing sword to defend against an attack (parry/riposte)

Class Details

  • Intro Classes are held most Fridays and occasionally on weekends— please see our calendar for exact dates and times.
  • Class fee is $20 per student
  • Appropriate for ages 8+

Equipment and Attire

All necessary fencing equipment is borrowed from the club during class. Students must wear proper clothing: t-shirt, stretchable/flexible long athletic pants, and sneakers. Fencing is a physical activity... expect to sweat!


  • All participants must fill out a form for a free 7-day USA Fencing membership for insurance purposes. Minors must have a parent/guardian sign the form. The form may be printed out ahead of time and brought with a minor if parent is unable to attend, please email for details.

Upcoming Intro Classes

There are no upcoming events at this time.