The private lesson is by far the best method for fencing training. With no exception, all good fencers use the one-on-one private instruction with a coach as the core training for their success.
Individual private lessons with a good coach will convey the correct techniques to the student and build the foundation for skillful fencing. Correct training is paramount to achieving mastery in fencing.
Private lessons are available from our Head Coach Mark Stasinos and Coach Julie Seal, and are booked in advance in 20 minutes time slots. The cost for one lesson is $25. $20 goes to the coach and $5 is paid to the club. Private lessons can also be set up with our Assistant Coaches: Garet Jeffrey, Whitney Schofield, and Paula Prestwich for $20 per lesson, $15 going to the coach and $5 going to the club.
Fencers should be at the club at least 10 minutes before their lesson start time to warm-up and stretch. There is a strict cancellation policy: private lessons must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise you will be charged for the lesson. Emergencies are an exception, of course. In addition, if you miss your scheduled lesson more than twice in a month you will be taken off the coach’s current list of students and put on their waiting list.
An often asked question is "How many lessons should a fencer take in a week?" We recommend one lesson per week for most fencers and two lessons per week for those who are competing at a higher level. Remember that in fencing "you get out what you put into it".