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 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.
We recommend 1 lesson a week for beginners, 2 lessons a week for intermediates, and 2-4 for competitive/elite.
Please show up 10-15 min before you lesson begins so you can warm up and be ready to start on time.