How often have you thought to yourself, “I’ve always wanted to give that a try…” Well, here’s your chance! Start out by learning the footwork and then progress to picking up a foil (the “sword”) and experience a real fencing bout! Stand face-to-face with your opponent, salute, and then¦ En Garde! Often referred to as “Physical Chess”, fencing is as much a sport of strategy as reflexes. At the end of a bout, you will wonder why you are sweating and breathing so hard… with your mind engaged, burning calories just doesn’t seem so hard to do.
Guard Up! is a United States Fencing Association member club with beginner classes as well as advanced and tournament level classes. For more information on USFA rules, athlete and parents guides as well as a guide to judges’ hand signals, you can download our pdfs.