Start fencing and stop worrying!
Buying fencing equipment, especially for the first time, can be intimidating and difficult to decide.
For our new students’ convenience, we offer fencing gear rentals for the first six months. There is a $100.00, fully refundable deposit, which can be also applied to your new gear purchase, if done through the club. The price is the same as vendors, and we offer this option for free to all our students.
Another option is to apply your deposit to your gear rental for another five months ($20.00/month).
Everyone is free to purchase their new gear on their on, by looking up vendors online.
How to return your loaned fencing gear
Fencing equipment is provided for all beginner classes to take it home and use for six months, against a $100.00 deposit. The deposit is fully refundable at the end of the term.
After six months one can keep renting it on a monthly basis, for $20.00/month, or buy new gear.
To return: please wash your body items only (no mask of glove), thoroughly dry, and bring them in a bag with a name label and the date of the return. All unwashed items are subject to a $10.00 fee. We are not responsible for the unpacked items left around, with no name/date.
Here is a list with EQUIPMENT PRICE LIST, as of March 2021, as well as our recommendations based on your fencing level/class:
Musketeers/Youth Learn to Fence/Adult Learn to Fence
– No personal equipment necessary.
– If you are serious about fencing or take lessons, a weapon, mask, & glove is strongly recommended.
– Long pants and sneakers must be worn in class.
– All necessary equipment is required (this means 1 of each item listed on the first page).
– Knickers and long socks must be worn in class.
Youth Competitive/Adult Competitive
– All equipment necessary to fence is required.
– For tournaments, you should have extra of the following:
o At LEAST 2 weapons (3+ recommended)
o At LEAST 2 body cords (3+ recommended)
o Rolling bag
o Test/repair kit
Here is a Fencing Tournament Checklist with what you need in a competition, and this is a comprehensive guide on how to care for your fencing gear: from weapon and body cords, to cleaning your mask, glove, and bodysuit.
If you prefer to buy your fencing gear yourself, there are many companies that you can purchase equipment from, online or over the phone. If you are looking for a specific item, you can shop around for it at various places, to find the best price.
We order our fencing gear from Blue Gauntlet. They offer a wide variety of Starter Sets that range from about $100 to about $200, depending on the number of pieces of equipment and quality but we recommend to those new to fencing to come and see us before buying. Also, orders can be placed through us, we measure and determine the right size, place the orders, and shipping fees are split by the number of people. Here is the sizing chart, if you’d like to order on your own.
We also created our own online store, where you can buy moisture-wicking cool mesh polyester T-shirts, a performance fabric that keeps you cool and dry, and has our club’s logo on it.
The prices run from $25.00 to $30.00, and you can even create your own design!
Club team warmups are available by request: firstname.lastname@example.org
New to purchase in the club!
Nooma drinks, caffeinated and non-caffeinated, are for now for sale, in the mini-fridge.
- Nooma for Hydration
Optimized for rapid hydration and made with real, organic ingredients: organic coconut water, Himalayan pink salt, and no added sugar.
- Nooma Pre-Work out
Packed with powerful real ingredients and adaptogens: organic green coffee bean extract (for a no-jitter boost), organic ginseng, maca, ashwagandha, and cordyceps (for focus), and natural electrolytes ( coconut water, Himalayan pink salt), for hydration.
- Nooma Sport-Hydration Mix sticks
Only 25 calories, low sodium/potassium content, a mix of the two, above.
- Nooma Recovery
Flavorful and lightly carbonated, these drinks are packed with anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting ingredients to get your muscles, joints, and body feeling right.
Some of the ingredients in these drinks
The drinks are kept cool in our mini-fridge; please ask your coach at the beginning of your class if you wish to purchase.