Fencing can be described as “the sport of the sword.” It is the modern take on the art of knightly combat, mixed with swashbuckling musketeers and Victorian duel. The modern Olympic fencer trains to develop agility, quickness and subtlety of movement. Please wear a t-shirt, sweats and tennis shoes. Equipment will be provided for the first month only. Instructor: Robert Bird. Location: Sierra Fencing Academy, 620 Hickory St, Chico.
The historical fencing class is focused on the art of the Knightly sword fight. Classes practice forms of sword fighting used in the 12th-16th centuries, from various historical texts. The class will focus on the Longsword, Rapier, Sword and Buckler (1.33), and sword and shield. Please wear a t-shirt, sweats, and tennis shoes. Equipment will be provided for the first month only. Instructor: Robert Bird. Location: Sierra Fencing Academy, 620 Hickory St, Chico.
All students must purchase a non-competitive USFA membership for $10.00 which is good for the fencing year (8/1/16-7/31/17). This will be handled on the first day of class.