Fees and Lessons

Clifton Recreation Center Membership applies to all fencing activities.
Please confirm their fees here.

Due to overwhelming, but welcome, interest in fencing, we are over capacity for our beginner level classes. Please contact Richard Males via e-mail at (males@iac.net) to be added to the waiting list.

Beginning Fencing

 Please contact Richard Males to be put on the waiting list.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission - All Center Membership
$2/year Youth $25/year Adults$10/year Seniors
Instructional Fee$45 for 7 classes
Equipment Rental$20 for 7 classes
InstructorsDale Allen, Nate Miller Westcott, Wil Troescher, Kim Miller

Richard Males
513-871-8566 (work, try 1st)
513-321-9240 (home, try 2nd)

Location and Map

Lessons Detail

Beginning Fencing introduces students to the sport of fencing. This group class focuses on foil fundamentals. New fencers can start the program at any time; fencing is a lifetime sport!  Anyone of any age can participate--however, children under 8 may require individual attention rather than a group environment. The class is team-taught by members of the Cincinnati Fencing Club.

Topics covered include:

  • History and Background of Fencing
  • The Weapons of Fencing (foil, saber, epee)
  • Safety
  • Proper Stance (En Garde)
  • Footwork
  • Lunges
  • Attacks
  • Parries
  • Rules of Competitive Fencing
  • Strategy and Tactics

The equipment rental covers providing a mask, foil, jacket and glove during class. Students should wear loose fitting clothes, including sweat pants (not shorts), tennis shoes and an eyeglass strap if wearing glasses.

Intermediate instruction is available from the Cincinnati Fencing Club after completing the Beginning class. 

Classes last from 1 to 1 1/2  hours.  Students who have progressed to the third lesson can expect to spend at least a half-hour of the class fencing with the instructors and other students.

Club Membership

 Youth Under 17
 Adult 18-49 | Seniors 50+
Cincinnati Recreation Commission - All Center Membership 
$25/year | $10/year
Cincinnati Fencing Club
- For all members, experienced fencers or matriculated students of our beginner/intermediate classes.
 $25 per Calendar Year
 $50 per Calendar Year

 Students currently enrolled in beginner or intermediate lessons are not required to be members of the Cincinnati Fencing Club.