Classical Fencing is a fun activity which is well suited to boys and girls of all ages, levels, abilities, and disabilities. In addition to being a fun and exciting activity, classical fencing is a superb form of exercise, which builds endurance, strength, flexibility, and the capacity to relax under fire. It improves coordination, while benefiting both circulation, and respiration.
The high ideals of chivalry, honor, and integrity are a primary focus in the sport of fencing. Participants are taught a hundreds-of-years-old "Code of Honor" through object lessons and examples which directly apply to both fencing and to life.
Fencing lessons and practices are held four times per week at the North of the River Park and Recreation District building located in the Fruitvale-Norris park. (map).
There are two levels of participation:
- On Monday and Wednesday there are beginning and intermediate classes (see schedule/fees).
- On Tuesdays there is an Advanced and Competitive class. (see schedule/fees).
On Mondays, there is a program for improving reading skills for students. Tutoring is provided.
Come and observe our activities, all are welcome.
The mission of the Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation, Inc. is to create a youth sport program in the Bakersfield Metro area increasing both sport participation rates and healthy development of the area's youth
Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation, Inc. is a private, non-profit, youth sports program serving participants in the sport of Fencing, in the Bakersfield Metro area.
The focus of the program is to promote whole child development, resiliency building, youth sport participation, healthy development of youth, and increase youth access to health care and learning.