All AFC fencers must be members of the US Fencing Association in order to participate in classes and training. Join the USFA online here.
Homeschool Fencing Classes
Homeschool Classes are offered September through May.
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon
Classes begin Wednesday Sept 7, 2016
Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive, Austin
Instructor: Ryan Zentgraf/Eric Mallet
For fencers new to the sport, and for fencers with some experience. Games, drills, and bouting teach fencing basics. All equipment is provided.
Please note that the cost is a PER-MONTH fee, not per session. Some months may have only 3 class sessions due to holidays.
THE BEGINNER HOMESCHOOL CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL; PLEASE CONTACT AFC FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WAITLIST OPTIONS.
Tuesday OR Thursday* evenings; time depends on age.
Austin Fencers Club, 4425 Red River Street, Austin
Instructor: Eric Mallet
For fencers with extensive experience. Complex skills and tactics build on the fundamentals acquired in the beginner and intermediate classes. Fencers will use electric scoring equipment (loaned from AFC) for the advanced class.
Fencers aged 8-12: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Fencers aged 13+: 6:30-7:30 p.m., and may stay later for open fencing (until 9 pm).
* You can attend either Tuesday or Thursday each week. You do not need to stick to the same day each week; that is, you can attend Tuesday one week and Thursday the next, if it suits your schedule better.
USFA Membership/Insurance requirements
The United States Fencing Association requires anyone fencing in a USFA-accredited and insured fencing club to be a USFA member, for insurance coverage. Homeschool fencers must obtain a non-competitive membership in order to take any AFC classes. You can register online through the USFA website here. Please bring proof of USFA membership to your first day of class. USFA membership is for the fencer, i.e. your child, and must be made in the child's name, not the parent's.
When you join the USFA, your club is Austin Fencers Club and your division is South Texas.
Beginner and Intermediate Homeschool Class location:
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Drive, Austin 78757
Advanced Homeschool Class location:
Austin Fencers Club's main location:
4425 Red River Street, Austin TX 78751