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Fencing for Adult Beginners

at Brooklyn Fencing Center - Gowanus

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Gowanus, Brooklyn
600 Degraw Street
Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11217
First-time trial class. Includes $40 annual registration fee.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14

What you'll learn in this fencing lesson:

Tired of those boring stretches on the treadmill? Yoga too zen? Try fencing! It's a great workout that challenges your mind, too. And yes, adults can compete: there are even specific divisions for fencers 40-plus, 50s, 60s, and even 70s! Even if you choose not to compete, it's a sport you can enjoy your entire lifetime.

Our modular program allows adults to jump in at any time. Each week features a different set of basic principals taught across all beginner groups during that week; Our coaches are happy to advise you based on your goals and progress.

Included for use during beginner groups; however we do strongly encourage fencers to buy their own mask and glove (about $70), which you can order at your first class. 

What to wear:
Beginners should wear sweatpants (not shorts or jeans) and exercise shoes.

Past experience?
If you have had some past fencing experience and are starting up again after more than a year's break, we recommend signing up for the beginner group. The first couple of classes will get you reoriented to the basics, and then you can easily switch over to private lessons or the intermediate group once you feel caught up. If you prefer, we're happy to have a coach talk with you about your experience and recommend the best fit.

  • Come as often as you like, whichever day(s) you like; skip a week if you need to. 
  • 5-class cards expire two months from first use.  10-class cards expire three months from first use. 
  • Please come 15 minutes early for your first class to complete your registration paperwork etc. 
  • In addition, there is an annual registration fee of $40 payable the first day of class, waived for members. 

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Refund Policy
Camps: no refund after 30 days before the first day of camp; 30-60 days prior to first day of camp, half refund less $55 administrative fee; full refund 60 days or more.

To receive a refund or credit for future classes, you must notify us of the withdrawal.

Missed group classes must be made up within the same week unless you make special arrangements with the desk ahead of time. All make-ups must be completed within the same month. Missed classes do not roll over to the next session.


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how many sessions are there? how much are per session? what are times I can in for classes and days you guys are open?
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Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Fencing Center (2)

(2 Reviews)
Fencing for Adult Beginners
Reviewed by Sheryl L. on 8/26/2018
Fantastic class, I've joined. The positions and posturing of the fencing moves are a total body workout!
Fencing for Adult Beginners
Reviewed by Sheryl L. on 8/19/2018
Diana the instructor was great. She was patient and encouraging. The warm up was a workout, i should be toned in no time.

School: Brooklyn Fencing Center

Brooklyn Fencing Center

The Brooklyn Fencing Center opened in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, in January 2003. We are proud to be Brooklyn's first competitive fencing club, and our mission is to make the excitement and joy of fencing more accessible to Brooklynites of all ages. Our club features showers, locker rooms and 6,500...

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