The Competitive Classes are weapon specific and designed to hone the fencers’ skills, build endurance and prepare fencers for tournaments on the local, national, or international stage in a particular weapon. Specifically, these classes reinforce the core skills taught in Fencing Skills classes, and further develop the fencer’s skill set including, but not limited to, strategies and tactics, fencing time, second intention, feints, and attacks (e.g. counter-attacks, fleche, etc.). Please register for a Competitive Level 1 class, unless you have prior authorization from a coach for a level 2 class. Private Lessons are recommended with these programs (at least one private lesson a week is required, and students may take up to three a week).