Class Schedules

Note: If you have the desire and drive, no membership need be out of your reach based on personal financial limitations. Please contact Tom (info@marinfencing.com) for adjusted fees and trade possibilities

Age groups are as follows

  • Under 8 years of age
  • Y10 – fencers 10 years of age and younger (8-10)
  • Junior – Ages 11-17
  • Adults – Ages over 18 (younger competitive fencers are welcome)

 

Basic  Membership

This is our basic membership offering that can be augmented with additional private lessons as needed.

  • $150/month
  • Unlimited classes
  • One time purchase of 1 weapon, 2 body chords, and glove are required.
  • 1 private lesson per month.
  • Additional lessons are highly recommended.
  • Access to our new “competitive” classes is by invitation only, with a fee of $15 per competitive class.

 

Competitive Membership

This membership is geared towards fencers who either plan on competing in USFA sanctioned events or who just want to be better fencers, with additional classes and lessons.

  • $240/month
  • Unlimited group classes
  • Access to 2 “competitive only” classes by invitation only. Fencers must show some working knowledge of the sport as well as personal drive to succeed.
  • Students are expected to have all personal equipment. MFA will provide backup for any reasonable period of time when equipment fails.
  • 4 private lessons per month. Additional private lessons available
  • Lesson priority over Basic Membership.

 

Advanced Competitive Membership

  • $310/month
  • For students who wish to aggressively go after the gold in regional, national, and international events. Our new Advanced Competitive Membership will give fencers access to our regularly scheduled daily class, add on 2+ new completive classes to be held at 6:30pm, Monday, Wednesday, and selected Fridays, intense lessons twice a week.
  • Personalized training programs managed by our coaching staff with monthly reviews of your progress and aggressive tournament expectations.
  • Students are expected to have all personal equipment. MFA will provide backup for any reasonable period of time when equipment fails.
  • 8 private lessons per month. Additional private lessons available
  • Lesson priority over all other tiers

 

Private lesson packages

Regardless of your membership tier, additional private lessons can be added onto your account.

Monthly discounted lesson packages to add to your membership

1 lesson per month: $35

2 lessons per month: $66.50

3 lessons per month: $96.50

4 lessons per month: $126.00

Membership Options

Class schedules

Monday-Thursday 4pm-6pm – Y10 and Junior foil

Monday & Wednesday 6:30pm-8:30pm – Competitive foil / All ages Epee

Tuesday & Thursday 7pm-9pm – All ages Epee

Saturday 9:30-10:30 Special under 8 year old foil

Saturday 10:30-noon Y10 foil

Saturday noon-2pm Junior foil

Saturday 2pm-4pm All ages epee

Scheduling lessons

Lessons must be scheduled through management and coaches. We try to keep fencer’s lessons at the same time each week/month. We’ll do our best to re-schedule missed lessons but please give 24 hours notice if you cannot make your lesson time.

Tournaments

Beside conditional and training, nothing is better than having a good strip coach at your side and teammates traveling together and supporting each other during events. MFA sill be posting, online and at the club, schedules of all regional and national events. We would like people to sign up with MFA is you wish to attend these events. MFA will help coordinate having fencers travel together, and provide coaching options to support you at these events. If there are more than 1 MFA fencers at an event, you really should travel as a team. Our coaches will be emphasizing this more and more.

MFA will post as best we can all regional and national events at the club, along with registration of all MFA fencers planning to attend.

Fees for coaches are dependent on distance traveled, number of students to support at each event (of solely focused on yourself), and any miscellaneous charges that may apply for longer distance tournaments.

Basic guide to coaching charges at events

MFA coaches and fencers are welcome to work out whatever cost is agreed to. The usual rule of thumb is a coach will charge $x per local event (within 20 miles), $x times 1.5 for events not requiring flights and hotels but more than 20 miles, and $x times 2 for national and international events (plus travel expenses).

When more than 1 fencer is expecting the same coach to be at events, the cost of the event is shared by all fencers.

All fees can be paid directly to the coaches.

Armory and equipment charges

Students are expected to learn some basic elements of learning how to test your equipment, and fix minor issues. More advanced armory training will be given every 3 months, at specially scheduled armory training sessions, at minimal cost. MFA will make its best effort to fix members equipment when there is a failure. Look to our armory prices that will be posted at the club.

All equipment will be on sale at the club as well as on our website for ordering.

MFA branded clothing along with Dorina Vaccaroni branded clothing will be available for purchase at the club and online.