Austin Location Classes & Schedule
Austin Fencers Club's Austin classes are held in the gymnasium of the Red River Church at 4425 Red River Street in central Austin.
The church complex is at the corner of 45th and Red River Streets. The gymnasium is the two-story brick building on the northeast corner of the Red River Church complex.
Entrance to the parking lot is on 45th Street.
Musketeers (ages 7-9): Mon & Weds 5:30 - 6:30
The Musketeers on-going program is designed for our youngest fencers with no prior fencing experience. Musketeers learn basic footwork and bladework in a setting that emphasizes fun and fitness. Games and drills build fencing skills as young fencers develop balance, coordination, quick reactions, self-discipline, concentration, and strategic thinking.
Austin Fencers club offers structured fencing classes for beginning and intermediate fencers of all ages. We also have an ongoing homeschool program.
Experienced fencers can take advantage of open fencing and individual lessons.
Cavaliers (ages 10-12): Tues & Thurs 6:30 - 7:30
The Cavaliers on-going program provides a solid foundation of fencing technique for young fencers with no prior experience. In this comprehensive program, fencers learn both the physical and mental elements of fencing, which are taught through drill, games, and bouting. Fencers develop balance, coordination, quick reactions, self-discipline, concentration, and strategic thinking.
Youth intermediate: Tues & Thurs 5:00 - 6:30
For students with some fencing experience, or who have graduated from the Musketeer or Cavalier programs. The intermediate program includes physical conditioning, advanced footwork, competitive bouting, and drills emphasizing technique and strategy. Fencers continue to build their refereeing skills, in order to enhance their understanding of advanced fencing tactics. The program prepares students to fence competitively at local and regional tournaments.
Adult/teen beginners: Mon 6:30 - 7:30 with Open Fencing Weds 6:30 - 9:00
For adults and teens (age 13+) with no prior fencing experience. This on-going program teaches basic fencing skills such as footwork, basic attacks and parries, and fundamentals of fencing strategy, through drills and bouting. Students learn basic refereeing to develop their understanding of fencing rules and strategy. This program also focuses on developing and maintaining fitness and strategic thinking.
Adult/teen intermediate: Tues & Thurs 6:30 - 7:30
For students with some fencing experience, or who have graduated from the adult/teen beginner program. Improve physical fitness with a fun and challenging workout while building fencing skills. This on-going program includes advanced footwork and drills, physical conditioning, fencing strategy, and competitive bouting. Fencers continue to build their refereeing skills, in order to enhance their understanding of advanced fencing tactics.
Open fencing: Mon, Tues & Thurs 7:30 - 9:00; Weds 6:30 - 8:30
Experienced fencers (intermediate through advanced) can join our open fencing sessions Monday through Thursday evening. Put the skills learned in class into practice in these coach-guided sessions which focus on helping fencers apply tactics and techniques on the strip. Monday and Wednesday are epee focus; Tuesday and Thursday are foil focus.