We will have no classes on Memorial day weekend, that is Saturday, May 25th and Monday, May 27th
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, Wednesday and Saturday 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.
US census 2010 numbers indicate the Bakersfield Metro area (MSA) population at >800,000 with 32% under the age of 18. There are approximately 200,000 children in the Bakersfield Metro area between 5 to 17 years of age. All are under-represented with programs offering individual sports activities, rather than team sports.