Rates

Membership fees are due the first practice of each month and may be paid by cash or check to: The Center for Combative Arts.

All members are required to complete and return the following forms to Debra Van Wagoner:

Basic Rate

  • $80.00 per month (3 month commitment required)
  • $860.00 annually paid up front
  • 2 group classes per week

College Student Monthly Rate
(must have current student ID & proof of enrollment)

  • $80.00 per month (3 month commitment required)
  • $860.00 annually paid up front
  • 3 group classes per week
  • Open fencing

Beginner Sessions

  • $65.00 one time fee
  • 4 x 1.5 hour sessions
  • $15.00 equipment rental fee

Team Rate

  • $120.00 per month (6 month commitment required)
  • $1180.00 annually paid up front
  • 3 group classes per week
  • Open fencing

Daily Floor Fee

  • $10.00 per day

Private lessons

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".