Junior, ages 13 and up, Mondays 5:00 to 7:00, Thursdays 5:00 to 7:00, Saturdays 3:00 to 5:00. Foil
Upper West Side, 302 W. 91st Street and West End Ave., Annunciation Church
Through June 13
Students who register for this program can come to any or all or the scheduled junior classes within the term. This program is highly recommended for any fencer who wishes to participate in competitions.
New Amsterdam Fencing Academy’s Junior program for students ages 13 and up offers a two-hour class integrating more intricate footwork, advanced weapon control, strategy and tactics, as well as the long-term self-discipline key to navigating a successful adolescence. Each fencer is encouraged to set their own personal and athletic goals, ranging from qualifying for a school team to competing at the national level to an opportunity for earning college scholarships. While always keeping the ultimate objective in mind, NAFA works individually with each of our athletes to help them reach their full potential.
Below is a list of gear that is required of fencers in the Junior groups. We recommend Absolute Fencing Gear.
The minimum that every student should own is a FOIL mask, (smallest comfortable size). a jacket, and a glove, pants, and a 2-prong body cord. These links are just suggestions. If your child is committed to the sport, higher priced options are generally worth the investment.
Absolute Fencing offers a 5-piece beginner set, which is a good way to go. The 6-piece set includes a bag. The set includes a weapon, which is optional because we provide them. They will use electric weapons in class. The set also includes a plastron (underarm protector), which is good additional protection. We do not provide plastrons. The plastic chest protector is also optional, as we provide a class set. We provide lames and electric weapons.
There is sizing help on the site, here. We can also help in class with size recommendations.
Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.