COVID-19 UPDATE: Intermediate class at Parks and Rec. has resumed. Beginner class is being offered, but low demand has resulted in that class being rolled into the Intermediate class to ensure we have the larger gym space where we can spread out. Masks are required in Parks and Rec. facilities. Private lessons are available by appointment.
Introduction to Foil Fencing
SSW is currently offering an introductory foil fencing class through Wichita Parks and Recreation at the Edgemoor Recreation Facility. Registration is through the Parks and Rec Website.
This is a low cost class, once a week from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Thursday nights. All equipment is provided for this class. Please wear comfortable athletic clothing and athletic shoes. We prefer no jeans be worn. Ages 13+.
Intermediate Fencing Class
The Intermediate class is on Friday evenings at the Edgemoor facility, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
The format of this class is based on group footwork drill followed by individual fencing lessons between instructor and student, while other students are engaged in self-directed paired drills (based on our group instruction from the beginners’ class) and other individual drills. There is generally some time reserved for bouting for those who are ready to bout.
While the intermediate class will mostly focus on Italian foil, lessons in other weapons such as Sabre, Spada (Épée), and 17th-18th century Sword or Sword and Dagger (a.k.a Rapier or Rapier and Dagger) can be arranged with instructor approval.
To join the intermediate class, you must have completed the introductory class (or have prior fencing experience and instructor approval) and you will need your own mask, jacket, and glove (and chest plate, for women). We can continue to provide Italian foils on an interim basis.
Individual lessons in the following disciplines are available by appointment and with instructor approval:
Sabre (both Italo-Hungarian and Radaellian)
17th-18th century Sword, or Sword and Dagger.
To schedule a lesson please contact us by email or Facebook messenger.
Note: some loaner equipment is available even for individual lessons, please contact us for details.