At the New Amsterdam Fencing Academy, fencers aged 9 to 12 participate in group classes that emphasize the technical and the tactical aspects of the sport.  Training is geared towards developing speed, strength, endurance, confidence, focus and self-control, all skills that help children do well not merely in fencing, but in school and in other organized sports.

We had no exposure to fencing prior to taking John’s class but found that his approach to teaching the sport was engaging, challenging and fun!  … Fencing teaches concentration, focus and dexterity and my son looks forward every week to coming to John’s class.  I really recommend it to those looking to anyone interested in exposing their child to something different.

-Susan G.,  Mom of Ian, age 9