Fencing is a fun, fast-paced sport. It has been called the Physical Chess of the Olympics because it requires highly developed mental, emotional, and physical acuity and agility. In our classes we introduce you to footwork, bladework, and tactical aspects of this centuries old European martial art. You will learn how to concentrate on your breathing, to calm your mind, to master your emotions and push aside all other distractions, to attend to the most pertinent aspects of what is happening in the moment, to slow down time to see your options clearly, and to execute (or revise) your strategy most effectively.
Who We Are
As coaches we believe fencing should teach self control, good-sportsmanship, discipline and team work in a fun and engaging environment. In addition to the technical and tactical aspects of the sport, we look to develop our fencers physiologically and psychologically through a strong understanding of anatomy and sports psychology. We strive to help our students reach their highest potential whether they are looking for a new fitness program, recreational activity or to be competitive.
-Ari and Mark