En Garde Fencing Classes
En Garde Fencing teaches numerous classes in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County. Fencing is often seen as an expensive sport, but we work hard to make it affordable and fun. If you are interested in trying fencing, check out our membership page for more information on the cost of classes. Once you see how easy it is to get started, take a look at our list of classes and come try us out! We teach group classes for ages 5 and up. It is not necessary to buy equipment to begin fencing. We provide basic fencing gear at no extra cost as part of our membership.
Club Classes at En Garde Fencing
- Beginner Try-it-out Classes (all ages)
If you've never fenced before, check out our half-hour Try-it-out class every Wednesday from 6:30-7:00PM. No experience is necessary! This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the sport of fencing to decide if this is the right sport for you. Cost is $15 per class.
- The Wee Warriors!(Ages 5-8)
Swords and adventure! If you've got a budding sword-swinger on your hands this is the class for them. No experience is necessary. Fencing improves balance, coordination, and mental agility, and it teaches a sense of responsibility. It's great exercise for young kids with a sense of adventure. Class is every Friday from 4-5PM.
- Youth Fencing (Ages 7-12)
Beginner to Intermediate level classes every Wednesday and Friday from 5-6:30pm, and Saturdays 10-11:30am. Become a member and learn the skills needed to engage in tournament level fencing. Students who earn their electric equipment get to fence for an extra half hour each class!
- Teen/Adult Fencing (Ages 13+)
Club Fencing Nights are available for teen and adult members every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7-9PM (Foil and Epee).
- New! Historical Fencing (Ages 13+)
We are proud to be offering our newest program, Historical Fencing. Every Tuesday from 5-7PM, Thursday from 7-9PM and Saturday from 12-3PM, Teens and Adults are welcome to try out our Rapier and Dagger classes. We study the old texts written by the greatest sword masters in history, take sword in hand, and learn about the proud history of fencing. Other historical weapons are studied depending upon instructor availability. Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds!
- Home School Classes (Ages 7-12)
Our home school fencing class meets once per week during the months of September through May. We are excited to offer this class to students in Sonoma County. Our class runs from 2-3PM on Tuesdays, starting in September of 2013 and running until the end of May, 2014, when we take a summer break. Call or email for more details!
Community Education Classes
- Petaluma Community Center
Fencing for Kids ages 7-12, Mondays 4:30-5:30PM. Follow the link or call 707-778-4383 to sign up.
Our home school fencing class meets at En Garde Fencing once per week during the months of September through May. Our class runs from 2-3PM on Tuesdays, starting in September of 2013 and running until the end of May, 2014 when we take a summer break. We are excited to offer this class to students in Sonoma County. Give us a call and come join our group!
Jim is available to teach guest fencing PE classes at your school! Affordable rates and a flexible schedule. Contact Jim.
Trying to raise money for your school or non-profit? We'd like to help. Our membership gift certificates are available for fundraisers. Contact Jim for details.
- Available by appointment. Private lessons provide you with the opportunity to focus on critical aspects of your fencing skills in a one-on-one setting. Lessons are very valuable for students who are interested in participating in competitions. Contact Jim for more information.
Birthday Parties and Special Events
- En Garde Fencing has a large open space with about 3,000 sq. ft. of wood flooring. Contact Jim if you are interested in renting the space for special events, conducting a morning yoga class, or celebrating a birthday party. (Yes, we do fencing birthday parties!)
En Garde Fencing is located at 917 Piner Road in Santa Rosa, conveniently close to Highway 101. We're fortunate to have a spacious facility, with approximately 3,000 square feet of beautiful wood flooring, 6 strips and lots of fencers to train with. Come join us on Monday through Saturday and enjoy an evening of fun and excitement with our growing family of fencers.