LaSalle Fencing Club & Studio
You have several choices for learning how to fence, or improving your skills:

Beginner Classes

LaSalle offers several beginner courses, typically 10-14 weeks in length each. New fencers are taught the basics of footwork and distance control, offense, defence, and the fundamentals of scoring and refereeing. Simple bouting is introduced about halfway through each course, and students will have enough knowledge by the end of the course to participate in electric fencing bouts. After completing the beginner course, students may continue with the intermediate program (below). All necessary equipment is provided. Costs vary (typically $80-95) depending on the number of weeks offered.  Phone the numbers given for information and registration.

Adult and Teen (16+)
Classes are held Tuesday nights; register through the Britannia Community Centre (718-5800).
Teen (13-18)
Wednesday after school (4-6pm) during school year. Thursday 6-8pm during the summer; register through the Britannia Community Centre (718-5800).
Children (ages 8-14)
Classes are held Saturday mornings; register through the Britannia Community Centre (718-5800).

Intermediate Classes

Fencers with experience can join in on group lessons that are open to all club members and drop-in participants. There is an ongoing rotation of drills and lessons to hone the fencer's skills and prepare them for competitive bouting.  Some new techniques are taught, but lessons also focus on the finer points of the foundation skill set, working out bad habits and common problems, and development of speed, control, and accuracy. Register directly with the club for these classes.

Adult and Teen (16+)
Classes are held Monday nights; free with club membership.
Teen (13-18)
Wednesday after school (4-6pm) during school year. Thursday 6-8pm during the summer; register through the Britannia Community Centre (718-5800).
Children (ages 8-14)
Classes are held Monday evenings.

Private Lessons

LaSalle offers private lessons to club members throughout the week.  Private lessons are typically 20 minutes in length, and involve intensive training in the specific areas that the student requires.  They are a standard form of coaching and training for competitive fencers, but are also used to teach introductory and intermediate skills to fencers who cannot attend the regular classes, or who want an introduction to the other weapons.  Private lessons are available to all club members on Saturdays at no extra cost (first-come, first-served), and paid lessons are otherwise available throughout the week.

Club Programs

Club programs are open to any fencer, regardless of age or experience, who can follow a more self-directed training regimen.  The club meets five times per week, with a mix of open fencing and group training in each practice session.

In addition to the coaching noted above, open fencing occurs at each practice, especially after the group training winds down and the floor opens up.  During open fencing times, the training strips are available for free fencing with any like minded fencers.  Full electric scoring systems are available for fencers with electric fencing gear.

The club has fencing equipment available for new fencers, and for regular members who forget something at home, or break something during training.

Membership Form & Fee Schedule