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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 the class start date:
Session 1 begins August 22, 2022; there will be no class September 5th for Labor Day
Session 2 begins October 10, 2022; there will be no class November 12th for November to Remember
Session 3 begins November 28th, 2022; this is a 3 week mini-session
Session 4 begins January 9th, 2023; there will be no class January 28th due to the Icicle Tournament
Session 5 begins February 27th, 2023; there will be no class March 18th due to the Shamrock Veterans Tournament
Session 6 begins April 17th, 2023; there will be no class May 6th due to the Youth Classic Tournament
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/Teen 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.
Adult/Teen Intermediate: Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
For ages 15 through adult after completion of the beginner class.
Adult/teen class members 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
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.