Coach Colleen Gallant added to her extensive medal collection by coming in 8th at the 2014 Summer National Championships in her age division.

Membership - $175 / 3 months - $85 / month:

Membership includes:

  • Charlotte Fencing Academy affiliation and patch
  • Required to purchase regular classes and take private lessons
  • Free bouting when strips are available
  • Opportunity to be part of our local and national teams
  • Coaching at local competitions when available
  • Free WiFi at the school.

Ongoing classes

All classes are taught in 8 class sessions. Each class includes warmup, stretching, basic fitness, footwork, fencing drills, and free frencing.  Membership is required to take any ongoing classes.

13 and Under Foil/Epee Classes - $65/month

These classes are for our new young fencers fresh out of introductory classes to further develop their basic fencing skills and fitness.

14 and up Foil/Epee Classes - $85/month

These classes are for our experienced young fencers and older fencers to further develop their skills in preparation for competition.

Competitive Group - By Invitation

This is only for our older students who are focused on competition. Students will be invited by the coach when they are ready and willing to make the committment to their training.


Private Lessons

This is the best way for fencers to develop their technical skills for performance in competition.

Both membership and class fees are required for private lessons. Students need to be able to apply the skills they learn in lessons against a variety of opponents. This is done through their class drills and bouting.

1 lesson / week - $80

2 lessons / week - $140


Equipment

 All basic equipment will be provided with no additional charge. Electric scoring equipment will be provided on an as-available basis. We expect students to purchase their own equipment over time. When interested, we can provide suggestions regarding which vendors to choose


Family Discounts

We offer discounts for families with multiple fencers.

  • 10% off all costs for 2 family members
  • 15% off all costs for 3 family members
  • 20% off all costs for 4 family members

Come join the fun of this fast paced Olympic sport!! Fencing is a martial art that develops quickness, discipline, fair play, and confidence.

Students will learn:

  • Proper usage of the equipment and safety.
  • Correct Footwork. How to advance, retreat, and lunge!
  • Basic bladework. How to correctly control their foil.
  • Basic tactics for fencing.

All equipment will be provided.

The last class will feature a practice tournament in which the students can test out their new swashbuckling skills!

Students are asked to wear comfortable athletic clothing and proper athletic shoes.
Fencing masks, jackets, gloves, and swords are provided for use during the camp.

Coach Colleen Gallant will instruct students on the weapon of foil, the original fencing weapon developed more than 500 years ago and still fenced in modern tournaments. She was one of the top 5 foilists in her age group in the country and is a certified coach with the United States Fencing Coaches Association.

For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (980)237-3762.

COVID Notice #1: Be advised, as we are classified as a fitness facility, we are not able to open until restrictions are lifted and we can provide a safe environment for your child. If you have already paid for a camp and we are not able to hold it, your payment is still good for any available camps, lessons, or classes that occur after those restrictions are lifted and we can provide a safe environment for your child. And although as a small business we would prefer if you accept it as credit, if you would prefer a refund, please notify us and we'll gladly refund your payment.

COVID Notice #2: All students will be required to wear face masks inside the fencing academy to protect coaches and other students catching disease. Intensity of athletic activity will be reduced in order to compensate and prevent any medical issues(No running/sprinting).

You can preregister for camps at our main facility online right here through Activity Hero!

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Can't make it to our main facility? Check out one of our summer camps at these schools!

 

Henri Gales placed 5th at the Dallas North American Cup.  This victory is her 3rd national medal and increases her ranking to #7 in the nation in the Vet 60 point standings.  Way to go Henri!

Check out her results on usfencing.org!