“Best organization I could have gotten my kids involved in.”

– Gina M

An Olympic Sport of Passion and Precision.

Fencing challenges both the mind and body. At RIFAC, we appreciate and respect each student’s individual ability and unique personality.

beginner classes

Youth Beginner

For ages 8-14. 8-week session, $190. All equipment is provided at no extra charge.

Youth Beginner

Day Time Dates
Thursday 4-5pm Jan 4-Feb 22, 2018
Saturday 1-2pm Jan 6-Feb 24, 2018

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Adult Beginner

For ages 14 and up. 8-week session, $190. All equipment is provided at no extra charge.

Adult Beginner

Day Time Dates
Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Jan 4-Feb 22, 2018

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youth classes

Ages 8-14

Youth Intermediate

Ongoing session, $115 per month. All equipment is provided at no extra charge. Two day per week option available.

Youth Intermediate

Weapon Day Time
Foil Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm
Foil Thursday 4-5pm
Epee Thursday 4-5pm
Foil Thursday 5-6pm
Foil Saturday 9:30-10:30am
Epee Saturday 9:30-10:30am
Foil Saturday 12-1pm
Foil Saturday 1-2pm
Youth Fencing (ages 7-9) Saturday 2-3pm

Youth Advanced

Ongoing session, $155 per month. Students must wear knickers and have their own electric equipment. Enrollment requires coach’s consent. Two day per week option available. Once students are at the Advance level they are also eligible for the Youth Club Team. Please talk with a RIFAC staff member for details.

Youth Advanced

Weapon Day Time
Foil Tuesday 5-6:30pm
Foil Wednesday 4-5:30pm
Foil Thursday 5-6:30pm
Epee Thursday 5-6:30pm
Foil Saturday 10:30 -12pm
Epee Saturday 10:30-12pm
Youth Club Team Saturday 3:30-5pm

Youth Summer Session

2017 dates below. 6-week session. All equipment is provided at no extra charge.

Youth Summer Session

Level Time Dates
Beginner Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm Jul 11-Aug 15, 2017
Youth Intermediate (Foil/Epee) Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm Jul 11-Aug 15, 2017
Youth Advanced (Foil/Epee) Thursdays, 4:30-6pm Jul 13-Aug 17, 2017

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junior classes

Ages 13-18

Junior class participants start in the Adult Beginner class.

Junior Foil/Junior Epee

Ongoing session, $115 per month. All equipment is provided at no extra charge.

Junior Intermediate

Weapon Day Time
Foil Tuesday 4-5pm
Epee Tuesday 4-5pm
Foil Saturday 12-1pm

Junior Advanced

Ongoing session, $155 per month.Students must wear knickers and have their own electric equipment. Two day per week option available.  Enrollment requires coach’s consent. Once students are at the Advance level they are also eligible for the Junior Club Team. Please talk with a RIFAC staff member for details.

Junior Advanced

Weapon Day Time
Foil/Epee Wednesday 7-8:30pm
Foil/Epee Saturday 3-4:30pm
Junior Club Team Friday 5:30-7pm

adult classes

Ages 14 and up.

Adult Foil

Ongoing session, $115 per month. All equipment is provided at no extra charge.

Adult Foil

Day Time
Wednesday 7-8pm

Adult Advanced

Ongoing session, $115 ($50 for RIFAC Members). Students must wear knickers and are encouraged to have their own electric equipment.

Adult Advanced

Day Time
Wednesday 8-9pm

Fencing Workout (ages 16+)

Designed to give RIFAC’s adult fencers a complete fencing workout, this class includes footwork, conditioning, and electric bouting. Get ready to sweat!

Ongoing, $70 per month. Students must wear knickers and are encouraged to have their own electric equipment. Requires prior completion of a Beginner Class.

Fencing Workout

Day Time
Thursday 6:30-7:30pm

RIFAC Longsword Class (ages 14+)

For ages 14 and up. Class meets once per week for 7 weeks.

The cost is $260. All equipment is provided at no extra charge. No previous fencing experience required. Beginners should start with Longsword I.

Live the history of fencing with this class in Longsword! This ancient, Western martial art will combine forms, meditation, and practical training with the Longsword. Each class will introduce new technique, refine previous material, and feature the experience of an inward journey essential to warriors of all ages and cultures. Come explore this exciting and historical combat training class at RIFAC! Taught by RIFAC Head Coach, Alex Ripa.

Historical Sword Play

Day Time
Longsword I April 2018
Longsword II Tue, 5:45-7pm, Nov 7-Dec 19, 2017

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Adult/Junior Summer Session

2017 dates below. 6-week session. All equipment is provided at no extra charge.

Adult Summer Session

Level Dates Time
Beginner Tue, Jul 11-Aug 15 6:30-7:30pm
Adult Foil/Junior Intermediate Thu, Jul 13-Aug 17 7:30-8:30pm
Junior Advanced (Foil/Epee) Thu, Jul 13-Aug 17 6-7:30pm
Adult Advanced* Tue, Jul 11-Aug 15 7:30-8:30pm
RIFAC Longsword I Wed, Jun 28-Jul 26 6-7:15pm

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*Member Price: $60

We have summer camps, too!

All skill levels are welcome — from beginners to expert fencers! Enrollment in an experienced class requires previous completion of a beginner course. Please contact us to enroll in an experienced class.

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RIFAC is more than just a fencing academy: it’s an amazing community of professional coaches, students, competitive fencers and parents, with a long history of success on both the fencing strip and in life. There is a 25% family member and multi-class discount.