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2nd Session - Fencing

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Co-Ed
YSCP 1530 Westerly Parkway State CollegePA  16801
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Co-Ed
YSCP 1530 Westerly Parkway State CollegePA  16801

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2nd Session - Fencing

Jan 26 - May 24

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Starting at

$130.00

Meeting Dates

From Jan 26, 2016 to May 24, 2016

About This Activity

Fencing captures the imagination of kids of all ages, but it requires a trained, experienced instructor to learn safely and correctly. The Young Scholars Fencing Program is being run by the coaches of the Central PA Fencing Association. Coach Wes Glon, the Head Coach of the PSU Fencing Team personally trains and hires the coaches for this program. Coach Chuck has 40 years of fencing experience and has been part of the CPFA programs since 2006. Your child will learn the basics of sabre fencing with an emphasis on sportsmanship, safety and history. We make the learning experience fun and rewarding for the students. DESCRIPTION/GOALS: Month 1: - Fencing History: Olympic sport since the first Olympics in 1896, difference between Saber, Epee & Foil, French sport - Safety rules (fencing is one of the safest sport) - Basic footwork: advance (movement forward), retreat (movement backward) & lunge (movement to reach) focusing on the balance - Description of the Saber, parts of the weapon, how to hold it. - Footwork, coordination games Month 2: - Introduction to the gear: glove, mask, jacket & saber - Target area: 3 different area to cut: mask, flank & chest - How to cut using always the fingers on the handle, position of the arm torso and hand for the 3 different cuts - Footwork, coordination games, basic sabre handling - Presentation of the limited area where to fence: the fencing strip Month 3: - Offensive action: how to develop an attack all the way down the strip - Defensive action: how to protect yourself by taking a parry (closing a target area with your saber): parry II, IV & V - Introduction to the right of way (priority), if 2 people touch at the same time, who gets the point. - Sabre handling, controlled fencer interaction, rules Month 4: - Offensive action: feints & fakes, - Defensive action: distance parry (make the opponent fall short) and preparation counter (stealing the tempo) - Sabre fencing, rules, & tactics Month 5: - Supervised free fencing with referee

Organizer Info

  • Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School

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