To register, go to lincolnfencing.com and click on “Register!” to Sign up! The site will take you to our EXTERNAL login page to register you for classes and enter you into our system.
Lincoln Fencing Club Classes
No experience necessary! Each class will cover all three weapons (foil, épée, and saber). Students will learn attacks, basic parries, and elementary fencing concepts and will have a chance to try electric fencing. Lincoln Fencing Club coaches are among the best in the Midwest. They have trained under experienced coaches and continue to attend clinics and tournaments to improve their skills to pass on to fencers at LFC.
Online Registration opens 30-days before class start date:
Session 1 begins August 9, 2021
Session 2 begins September 27, 2021
Session 3 begins November 15, 2021 for weekday classes & December 4, 2021 for weekend classes
Youth Beginner/Intermediate: Monday and Wednesday 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
For youth ages 10 – 15 to learn and practice intensively in all three weapons.
Youth Beginner: Saturday 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Youth Beginner: Sunday 10:00 am – 11:15 am
For youth ages 7 – 12 with minimal fencing experience.
Adult Beginner: Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
For ages 15 and over with minimal fencing experience.
Adult beginners may participate in open fencing during their class session.
Senior: Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
For ages 55 and up. This is a casual class for seniors both competitive and recreational.
(Continuous class, does not meet on a 6-week schedule)
Monday, Wednesday 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm,
Tuesday (competitive focus) 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday (sabre focus) 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Fencing is for all ages. Class typically consists of footwork and practice bouting.
LINCOLN FENCING CLUB DRESS CODE
All fencers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 14 days past their last vaccination) are not required to wear a face covering. Face coverings are still required for youth fencers and for those who are unvaccinated. Please take your temperature prior to coming to the club and stay home if your temperature is 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19.
USA Fencing requires that all fencers participating in tournaments wear regulation garments: masks, gloves, jackets, chest plates, plastrons, and knickers. While most clubs require students to provide their own gear, in the interest of making fencing affordable for all students, Lincoln Fencing Club provides jackets, masks, chest plates, plastrons, and weapons for students. Gloves are also available, although most students purchase their own. Knickers are not required to participate in classes at LFC; however, there are some available for students’ use.
Although injuries are uncommon in fencing—due in part to the protective gear required by the sport—they do occasionally happen. If a student is not using knickers, LFC requires that durable long pants should be worn to all classes and lessons. Athletic wear like sweatpants and lined nylon warm-up pants is recommended; jeans or denim pants are discouraged because they do not allow freedom of movement. Socks must be worn, preferably athletic socks. Court-style athletic shoes are preferred. No slip-on shoes, sandals, or open-toed shoes are allowed. If a student is not wearing proper footwear, long pants, or socks and is injured during practice, class, or a lesson, LFC cannot be held responsible. Please make sure to wear appropriate clothing to class, practice, and lessons to minimize the chance of injury.