Demographics

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.

Donations

KAFF is a Non-profit organization and has tax exempt status from the IRS under section 503 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that your donations is tax deductable.

Location

Fruitvale Norris Rec Building
6221 Norris Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308


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USFA Member

Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation is an official member of the USFA!

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There will be no lessons on Monday September 1st
due to the Labor Day holyday!

 

Welcome

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.

 

Mission

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.