There are many opportunities at RIFAC for students who want to take their fencing to the next level!

Once a student is in the Youth or Junior Advanced class, he or she is eligible for the Youth or Junior Club Team, an in-house tournament team that trains twice per week; once in the Advanced Class, and once during the Youth or Junior Club Team practice. For even more practice, Open Fencing for Club Team members is also encouraged (and is included with the Club Team membership.) The Club Teams take part in a special Youth/Junior Tournament series at RIFAC, as well as other RIFAC tournaments.

Many fencers will choose to stay on the Club Team level for their time at RIFAC, while others may use it as a stepping stone to even more committed competitive levels.

RIFAC’s nationally recognized Competitive Team Program is made up of individuals who are striving for achievement in both fencing and life, understanding that fencing is a vehicle for learning life lessons and for personal development and transformation. RIFAC’s coaches and staff guide and mentor members in this direction to fencing success in local, regional, national and international events. While Team members are each striving for individual greatness, the group trains as a whole, with each member responsible for helping their teammates to succeed.

RIFAC Club Membership allows teens and adults to attend open fencing and gain fantastic experience alongside competitive fencers. Fencers (ages 14 and up) must have completed at least a few months of the Intermediate level and have all of their own gear, including knickers and electric fencing equipment. Cost: $75/month

Club Membership Includes:

Open fencing is a self-directed time to train at RIFAC. Fencers warm up, do some wall-target practice or footwork, then jump on the strip for lots of electric bouting. RIFAC’s most experienced fencers train during open fencing, so it’s a great opportunity to pick up techniques from the pros! Members must have their own equipment. 

Open Fencing September-June: 

Tuesdays 7:30-9pm, Fridays 7:30-9pm

Open Fencing July-August: 

Tuesdays 7:30-9pm, Thursdays 7:30-9pm

Designed to give RIFAC’s adult fencers (ages 16 and up) a complete fencing workout, this class includes footwork, conditioning, and electric bouting. Fencers must have their own gear.