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FENCING
Come learn the exciting sport of fencing! Often called a physical game of chess, fencing develops endurance, coordination, agility, poise and balance. While fencing is a physical sport, it is also a mental game requiring concentration, quick decision-making and problem-solving. It’s an ideal activity for people of all ages and sizes.
 
Day: Thursdays
Times & Ages:
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm: Beginner/Intermediate Ages 7+
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Beginner/Advanced Ages 12+
Dates:
Session 1: September 23rd – November 18th (No class 11/11)
Session 2: December 2nd – January 27th (No class 12/30)
Session 3: February 3rd – March 31st (No class on 2/24)
Session 4: April 7th – June 2nd (No class on 4/21)
Location: Thompson School
Cost: $225.00 per person, per eight-week session

About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men's Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Michael also teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael's philosophy on fencing is: "Participate in fencing because it's fun."

Fencing Equipment Purchase and Rental Information will be sent out prior to class. For more information, contact Michael at 978-210-2711 or michael@nefencing.com.
 

EQUIPMENT POLICY & FENCING GEAR REQUIREMENTS

ALL Participants must have fencing equipment to participate. 

Option 1: Purchasing new

Michael recommends Absolute Fencing Gear, Inc.
https://www.absolutefencinggear.com/shopping/
 
To make it easier for you, we have attached the following:
 
Starter Sets: 
https://www.absolutefencinggear.com/shopping/shop.php/cPath/6 

https://www.absolutefencinggear.com/shopping/product_info.php/products_id/593/cPath/62
 
Add Plastic Chest Protector (Suggests Male for both males and teen girls). The total cost is $199.95 plus shipping.
 
Please click on (Do you need sizing help). If one chooses to purchase and needs assistance, Michael is available at michael@nefencing.com to help.
 
Option 2: Rental from Coach Michael
$50.00 plus a $100.00 deposit for an 8-week session.
 
At the end of the last class, the deposit will be issued upon returning the fencing gear to Coach Michael.  He will set up appointments for you and your fencer in 15-minute slots for those who need rental fencing gear. Fencers will be fitted for equipment. Fencers will take the equipment home with them.
 
COVID-19 Protocol - GUIDELINES FOR INDIVIDUALS  




  • Fencers should arrive 10 minutes before class.


  • Fencers need to be picked immediately after the class.


  • Refrain from attending class if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.


  • Comply with all safety measures applicable to or prescribed by the club.


  • Come to the class already dressed in freshly washed workout clothing.


  • Uniforms must be taken home and cleaned after each class.


  • Wear a surgical or cloth mask covering the nose and mouth, even under fencing masks.


  • Practice social distancing as directed.


  • Bring your filled water bottle to class. No other food or drink is allowed.



Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Fencing: Session 1 (Beginner/Intermediate Ages 7+) 
7 - 17 N/A Th  09/23/2021 - 11/18/2021
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Thompson School
$225.00 Res, $225.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Fencing: Session 1 (Beginner/Advanced Ages 12+) 
12 and up N/A Th  09/23/2021 - 11/18/2021
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thompson School
$225.00 Res, $225.00 Non-Res
3 seat(s) available
 
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Fencing: Session 2 (Beginner/Intermediate Ages 7+) 
7 - 17 N/A Th  12/02/2021 - 01/27/2022
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Thompson School
$225.00 Res, $225.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Fencing: Session 2 (Beginner/Advanced Ages 12+) 
12 and up N/A Th  12/02/2021 - 01/27/2022
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thompson School
$225.00 Res, $225.00 Non-Res
4 seat(s) available
 
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Fencing: Session 3 (Beginner/Intermediate Ages 7+) 
7 - 17 N/A Th  02/03/2022 - 03/31/2022
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Thompson School
$225.00 Res, $225.00 Non-Res
15 seat(s) available
 
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Fencing: Session 3 (Beginner/Advanced Ages 12+) 
12 and up N/A Th  02/03/2022 - 03/31/2022
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thompson School
$225.00 Res, $225.00 Non-Res
19 seat(s) available
 
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Fencing: Session 4 (Beginner/Intermediate Ages 7+) 
7 - 17 N/A Th  04/07/2022 - 06/02/2022
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Thompson School
$225.00 Res, $225.00 Non-Res
17 seat(s) available
 
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Fencing: Session 4 (Beginner/Advanced Ages 12+) 
12 and up N/A Th  04/07/2022 - 06/02/2022
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thompson School
$225.00 Res, $225.00 Non-Res
20 seat(s) available
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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