Learn To Fence!


SABER CLASS - 8 Week Class, Starts Thursday 02/17/2022

NIFC beginners' classes teach the basics of fencing Olympic Style Saber, including rules and etiquette, footwork, attack, defence, use of electric equipment, strategy & tactics, how to referee, safety, and participation in competitions.

The class will run for eight Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and will be taught by club coaches Aaron Cook and Bob Skurka. Students should wear jeans, a short-sleeved shirt, any kind of cross trainer athletic shoes, and bring something to drink.

The cost of the class is $120 per student for the instruction. (Family discounts are available).  Suitable for ages 10 and above.  All necessary equipment will be provided. Also, a basic membership in the United States Fencing Association is required. For more information on this, please go to our USA Fencing information page.

For further questions regarding our beginners' classes, feel free to contact us.




Our Advanced Beginner Saber Class will start on November 18, the week immediately following the conclusion of the Beginning Saber Class.  This class is only open to NIFC Club Members and typically runs for 3 weeks, on Thursdays, (6:30pm to 8:30pm).  The class is taught by club coach Bob Skurka.  Very different from the Beginning Saber Class, this is a repetitive drills course that hones skills on only a few key techniques to help beginners understand and ultiilze basic offensive and defensive moves with some level of skill while more fully learning the rules of Saber fencing.