Fencing gives all athletes a great exercise experience. The main goal of fencing is to develop and improve balance, coordination and focus, benefiting the athlete both physically and mentally. Students will be introduced to techniques and strategies in different fencing situations based on their confidence regardless of level or experience. Fencers will learn proper footwork and blade work based on the Italian Fencing School method, recognized worldwide as safe, efficient and elegant. Fencing is a good activity for all ages, youth and adults alike. All the participants will use fencing jackets, masks, gloves, swords (foil). Camps will be organized by level: ABC Level 1 Camp, IDEAS Level 2 Camp and Competitive Camp.
Equipment Rental: $20 per session will be charged, cash or check, on the first day of class to the instructor for upkeep, replacement and cleaning. Checks can be made payable to AFAD.
Instructor: Mr. Lorenzo Padrichelli
Italian fencer and licensed master. Experienced in teaching the Italian fencing school. Mr. Padrichelli began fencing in Italy at the age of 8. Licensed (AIMS) in Italy and Europe in all three weapons as recognized by USA Fencing (USFA) and current FIS and FIE member. Has represented Italy in international tournaments and world cups. He has experience in teaching individual lessons and group class in Italy and the US.
Fees: $45 (M)*, $68 (NM), $90 (NR)
*Discounts are applied at checkout
COVID PROTOCOL: Participants will enter and exit using Schantz Avenue side door using proper social distancing. Masks required when entering and exiting the building. Parents/siblings are not allowed to wait inside the OCC during class.