FAQ

Is fencing safe?

Fencing is ranked as one of the safest Olympic and non-Olympic sports. Injury rates in fencing are quite low compared to other contact sports. In the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, only 2% of fencers had an injury that required medical attention.

Can We Watch?

We have a large and welcoming facility. All parents/friends are welcome to observe their fencer from upstairs. If you’re not sure where that is, just ask a coach.

What if I’m sick or miss class?

If you are feeling sick, please stay home. If you miss a class and there is another class of your level/age you can make up the class during this time.

What do I wear to my first class?

You should wear athletic shoes with closed toes (no flip-flops or crocs), a T-shirt, and long athletic pants or sweatpants. Additionally, it is advised to bring a water bottle.

What are your COVID requirements?

We follow all CDC guidelines and Los Gatos policies.

How long do I stay in each level?

If you are under 7 years old your level is Lil Pirates (Level 1).  Beyond that, your level is subjective and determined by the coach. Most kids remain in beginner class for 3-9 months.  Intermediate level is generally 6-12 months however each athlete is different.  Taking private lessons is a good way to get ahead.

When do I start private lessons?

You can start private lesson as soon as you like.  A private lesson helps improve skills and advance into the next level.  As a beginner we recommend 1 lesson a week. Please show up 10-15 min before you lesson begins so you can warm up and be ready to start on time.