Welcome to Richmond Fencing Club

Welcome to Richmond Fencing Club



fencing's the sport anybody can do any fitness level in the ability level this is something that you can compete in international at the Olympics or anywhere in the state of Virginia there's foil FA and Sabre and each one sort of lends itself to different body types thin seams nickname is visible chest so it's a lot different from most in any sport you've ever tried before it keeps you active mentally and physically so it's not just one it's both this is the only sport you can do where everybody can participate here the whole family can take a class together or mom can take a woman's only class ded defense with the kids the kids can take their own class when I was 43 actually started fencing with my then ten-year-old son he's now 18 years old starting in college and we've been fencing together for the last eight years we're competing on equal footing we're not just fencers we're teammates we're families there's a lot of camaraderie with that we celebrate birthdays have cookouts do social stuff together it's a great group of people if you really curious about the sport the best suggestion is just to come here get a tour of the facility and watch fencing watch what we do if after that you really interested take a beginners class giving it a try isn't necessarily a huge investment of time or money we have equipment here we offer beginners classes at a reasonable rate it's a four-week class try it for a few weeks but during this four weeks you learn the basics of footwork the basics of blade work basics of like just putting on your gear and understanding exactly the functionality of what it is that you're putting on you'll be hooked to the rescue life unlike a team sport it's all on my shoulders whether I win or lose I was never really into sports as a youth and I found fencing and thought wow you know I can't do sports I can be enough I can be standing right there talking with somebody that just came back from trying out for the Olympics somebody that made the World Cup team or I could be talking to a kid that started fencing six weeks ago in their first tournament and they're scared to death and it's a whole range of really fun people plus the fact that again I'm not coaching I get to actually compete for a former athlete well I'm back to being a real athlete again you

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