Classes/Programs

Olympia Fencing Center provides a full range of classes for all ages and abilities.

Discover the sport called “physical chess”! physical chess

Grab a mask and feel like an Olympian on the strip, while developing a keen focus, coordination skills, agility and balance.

Located in the beautiful Fresh Pond of Cambridge, 15 minutes distance from Boston’s skylines, easy to reach by bus, train or bike, Olympia Fencing Center offers a unique introduction to a sport that is not constrained by physical size or prowess.

Call today for a free class! For all aspiring fencers: join us anytime for a FREE Learn to Fence class!

We strive to show everyone the beauty of fencing, with all its great benefits. Feel free to walk in during our regular hours and you’ll get a preview to fencing, with no obligation! Come in and fence with us today!

Weekly Schedule

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
4:00- 5:30
Épée Youth PreComp.

4:30- 5:30
Épée Youth LTF
4:00- 5:30
Épée Youth PreComp.
4:00 - 5:00
Épée Musketeers
4:00- 5:30
Épée Youth PreComp.
9:00- 10:00
Foil Musketeers*
9:00- 10:00
Foil Musketeers*
5:30- 7:30
Épée Juniors Comp.
5:00- 6:30
Épée Youth Pre-Comp.
5:30 - 6:30
Épée Teen LTF
5:30- 7:30
Épée Juniors Comp.
5:00 - 6:30
Épée Youth Pre-Comp.
5:30- 7:30
Épée Juniors Comp.
10:00- 11:00
Épée Musketeers
10:00- 11:00
Épée Musketeers
7:30- 8:30
Épée Adult LTF
7:00 - 9:00
Foil Comp.
7:30- 9:00
Épée Open Fencing
5:30 - 6:30
Foil LTF
Foil Pre Comp
7:30- 9:30
Foil Comp.
11:00- 12:00
Épée Youth LTF
Foil Youth LTF
Foil Pre Comp
11:30
Épée Open Fencing
7:30- 9:00
Épée Adult Comp.
7:00 - 9:00
Foil Comp.
8:00 - 9:00
Foil Adults
7:00 - 9:00
Foil Comp.
8:00 - 9:00
Foil Open Fencing
12:00- 1:30
Épée Youth LTF
7:30 - 9:00
Épée Adult Comp.
1:00- 2:30
Foil Comp.
2:30 - 4:00
Foil Open Fencing

* Marked classes are still  forming (not available at the moment).

Call: (617) 945-9448

 

Musketeers

– $90.00/month* – one 60 minute class per week.

A fun introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing, for 5 to 10 years old!

Fencing games of speed and agility warm up children, continued by basic stances, lunges, target practice and fencing fun!

Lori Schmidt, our Children Programs Instructor, will make your weekend mornings fun, teaching the little ones camaraderie and leadership through fencing.

USFA (non – competitive) membership required.

Click here to register.

Youth Learn To Fence

– $90.00/month* – one 60 minute class per week.

Similar to Musketeers program, but for older kids,  11 to 14 years old, students become acquainted with the epee, learn basic rules, posture, build body strength and focus, under the guidance of our youth coach, chess instructor and great Harvard master mind, Scott Foster.

USFA (non – competitive) membership required.

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Youth Precompetitive

– $135.00/month* – two 90 minute class per week.

A step forward from the beginner classes, students are introduced to proper stances, more advanced foot work, basic blade work and simple tactics as well as the rules and regulations of the sport.

Pre Competitive students must buy or rent ($25.00/month) their equipment and weapon.

USFA (non – competitve) membership required.

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Youth Competitive 1

– $135.00/month* – two 90 minute classes per week and Sunday bouting.

Technical and tactical instruction for athletes who want to further develop their skills with the goal of competing in regional and national tournaments. Students are taught to excel in fencing through a combination of organized bouting, conditioning and private instruction.

USFA membership required.

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Youth Competitive 2

– $175.00/month*

Same as the previous class, except the students will meet three times a week, for more intensive fencing training.

Junior Competitive

– $235.00/month* – three 2 hour classes per week and Sunday bouting

This program is designed for advanced fencers who are competing at the national and international level. Their goals might include winning a national championship, competing for NCAA or making a US National Team.

USFA membership required.

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Adult Learn To Fence

– $90.00/ month* – one 60 minute class per week.

USFA (non – competitive) membership required.

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Adult Competitive

– $135.00/ month* – two 90 minute classes per week.

USFA membership required.

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Open Fencing

Free to the club members, for visitors – $15.00 floor fee.

USFA membership required.

*Class fees do not include individual lessons, USFA membership, tournament coaching or travel expenses.

Coaching Fees:

Local Tournaments: $50.00

Non-Local Tournaments: $80.00 + half travel day.

(Coach travel expenses will be divided between athletes being coached.)

It is strongly recommended that fencers interested in the competitive side of the sport to attend tournaments at their skill level. Coaches will accompany athletes to competitions only if coaching arrangements have been established ahead of time. As a courtesy rule, if two members of our club end up fencing each other in a tournament, coaches will not assist.

  • Private lessons are available to the club members only.
  • Olympia Fencing Center does not accept dual memberships.