Learn To Fence!

NIFC offers Beginners' Classes multiple times a year! We are currently getting ready for our summer class in FOIL.

PARENTAL NOTICE:  If your child wants to play with swords or thinks we are doing 'theatrical' fencing these are NOT a suitable class.  These classes teach the basics of an Olympic style athletic sport.  We use real weapons in these classes.  We require students have physical strength, physical coordination and especially mental focus.  For the SAFETY of both the volunteer coaches and the students, we expect student to be able to pay attention and follow the instructions of the coaches.  Our classes are "all age" classes with students typically aged from 10 to 60 years old, taught by volunteer coaches.  A student, of any age, who cannot carefully follow instructions or maintain focus should not consider these fencing classes.

All classes are located at our facility at: 
Northwest Indiana Fencing Club
9615 Keilman St
St John, IN 46373


FOIL CLASS - 8 Week Class, Starts Thursday, June 13th 

NIFC beginners' classes teach the basics of fencing Olympic Style Foil, including rules and etiquette, footwork, attack, defense, 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 Kendra McPheeters and Aaron Cook.

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 14 and above.  All necessary equipment will be provided. You must complete the Trial Membership application with the USA Fencing organization prior to the first class (or on arrival at our Facility). If you do complete the application ahead of time, please print the completed application and bring it to the first class. 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.  

Please keep in mind that due to the size of our facility, space is limited, and early pre-registration is the only way to guarantee a place in the class.

You can pre-register for class below.



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