FENCING FUNDAMENTALS - INTRO TO FENCING
Fencing FUNdamentals introduces novices to basic fencing footwork and various attack and defense techniques. No fencing experience is required. While the Club provides specialized fencing equipment, participants are asked to wear a t-shirt, a pair of sweat or track pants, and non-marking athletic shoes. The first week of each session is a free introductory drop-in night for those new to fencing. Everyone is invited. Please note that individuals may only participate in one session of Fencing FUNdamentals. 14 week sessions.
|SPRING Session||Program barcode|
|Thursdays||April 9 to June 25, 2020||2214|
|Adult (ages 16+)||6:30 - 7:30pm|
|Fees:||$ 195 per session / RA member|
|$ 220 per session / non-member|
LEARN TO TRAIN - DEVELOPING THE FENCER
This class is designed for those who have completed Fencing FUNdamentals, or equivalent. Our program follows the CFF’s Armband Program at the Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue levels.
|Thursdays||April 9 to June 25, 2020||Program barcode|
|Adult (ages 16+)||6:30 - 7:30 pm||2217|
|Fees:||$255 per session / RA member|
|$280 per session / non-member|
LEARN TO TRAIN - ORANGE, GREEN AND BLUE ARMBAND
FULL Season - Individuals registering for the Learn-to-Train program may purchase a full season program. This entitles the fencers to train from Mid-September to June for one fee.
FULL Season: September to June
|Thursdays||September 9, 2019 - June 11, 2020|
|Adult (ages 16+)||6:30pm - 7:30pm|
Fees: $ 725 full season / RA member
The Armband Program is a comprehensive progression through the sport of fencing for fencers of all ages, encompassing all aspects of the sport as fencers progress from beginner to high performance athletes. As fencers work towards receiving their Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Red, and Black Armbands, they will learn the skills necessary to become successful athletes, coaches and referees. Armband tests are held by the Club once per session.
The RA Fencing Club operates under the direction of Head Coach Paul ApSimon who is responsible for overall programming and athlete development. Paul was the team leader and foil coach for the 2012 Canadian Olympic Fencing team at the London Olympic Games. He is presently completing his National Coaches Institute (NCI) diploma and is the coach for the Canadian National Foil Team. Assistant Coach Parviz Haghandish is a former Iranian National Team fencer and National Team Foil coach. Trained within the French system, Parviz is responsible for technical development and junior programs. Assistant Coach, Alex Martin is responsible for youth development and is also involved as an assistant on the National Development Program. In addition to Paul, Alex and Parviz, the RA Fencing Club has a number of qualified bilingual instructors who lead the Introduction to Fencing, Junior and Adult Recreational programs.