Youth Fencing Programs

Fencing Academy of Boston offers fencing instruction for youths and teens aged 6-18, from beginner to competitive level, fencing-themed birthday parties, and club tournaments.

(Beginning fencers 15 and older, see Adult Fencing Programs)

Beginners

Kids can start learning to fence as young as 6 years old - FAB has beginner-level classes for every age group!

Youth Beginner Fencing
Introductory Fencing Class for Youths: ages 9-14

Learn the fundamentals of fencing in this introductory class for youths aged 9-14. Fencers in this class train to advance to the competitive level youth program.
Footwork, bladework, coordination and agility exercises, drills, and practice bouting.
Equipment provided. May be repeated. Tuition: $210 per 8-week term.

Youth Beginner Fencing class meets once a week for 8 weeks:

September/October session BEGINS Saturday, September 9th!:
Saturdays 12:00-1:00pm - Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28.
Now Also on Mondays 4:00-5:00pm
- Dates: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30.

Fabbies Fencing Class
Introduction to the art and skill of fencing for youths: ages 6-9

Fabbies Beginner Fencing for Children

Younger children aged 6-9 get their start in fencing in our fun Fabbies Fencing class.

Footwork, bladework, coordination games, agility exercises, and practice bouting.
Equipment provided for beginners. May be repeated. Tuition: $170 per 8-week term.

Fabbies Fencing Class is offered on Wednesdays and Sundays, and meets once a week for 8 weeks:

Sundays 10:00-11:00am - September/October session BEGINS Sunday, September 10th!:
Dates: September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm - September/October session BEGINS Wednesday, September 6th!:
Dates: September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25.

Private Individual and Group Lessons
Start learning to fence on your own schedule

fencing lesson saber youth

Private lessons are encouraged for any fencing student from beginner to competitive. Accelerate progress, improve technique, grasp tactics, and get the winning edge at competitions.

Available by appointment.

$50 for a 30-minute lesson; $45 for FAB Members

$90 for a 60-minute lesson; $75 for FAB Members

Private Group Classes for 2 or more can also be arranged. 

Available by appointment.

$90 for 2 students for a 60-minute session, $45 for each additional student.

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Membership in USFA is required to fence at Fencing Academy of Boston.

Please sign up here: USA Fencing Membership

2017-2018 FAB Registration

FAB Code of Conduct

Intermediate and Level-Up

Youth Fencers progress from beginners to start training competitively, or just fence for the fun of it on a more relaxed schedule.

Youth Recreational Fencing
Non-competitive saber fencing for youths: ages 9-14

Youth Recreational Fencing Academy of Boston

Students receive continued fencing instruction and practice without the commitment or pressure to compete in this fun intermediate+ fencing class for youths aged 9-14 who have prior fencing experience (recommended - at least 2 terms of Youth Beginner or Fabbies, or equivalent; subject to assessment).
Footwork, bladework, coordination and agility exercises, drills, and practice bouting.
Equipment provided. May be repeated. Tuition: $225 per 8-week term.

Youth Recreational Fencing meets once a week for 8 weeks:

September/October session BEGINS Saturday, September 9th!:
Saturdays 12:00-1:00pm - Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28.

Advanced Fabbies Fencing
Competitive-level saber fencing for youths: ages 6-9

Advanced Fabbies Competitive Youth Fencing

A class for Fabbies with experience and desire to train to head to fencing competitions. Students at the competitive level are required to have their own equipment, and strongly recommended to sign up for private instruction. Upgrade to Competitive USFA membership to enter USFA-sanctioned fencing tournaments. Tuition: $125 per month.

Footwork, bladework, coordination and agility exercises, drills, tactical and strategy training, practice bouting, and practice tournaments.

Advanced Fabbies is offered 1x per week; can be combined for more practice/training:

Combine with Fabbies to step up from a beginner level (2x per week attendance): $160 per month.
Combine with Youth Competitive (2x per week attendance) to transition to Y10-competitive-level: $170 per month. By invitation only.
Combine with Youth Competitive (3x per week attendance): $265 per month - includes one weekly 20-minute private lesson. By invitation only.

Fridays 4:30-6:00pm. Next term BEGINS September 8th!

Private Individual and Group Lessons
Personal instruction to focus on refining stance and graduate to more complex fencing moves

fencing lesson saber youth

Private lessons are encouraged for any fencing student from beginner and intermediate to competitive level. Accelerate progress, improve technique, grasp tactics, and get the winning edge at competitions.

Available by appointment.

$50 for a 30-minute lesson; $45 for FAB Members

$90 for a 60-minute lesson; $75 for FAB Members

Private Group Classes for 2 or more can also be arranged. 

Available by appointment.

$90 for 2 students for a 60-minute session, $45 for each additional student.

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Membership in USFA is required to fence at Fencing Academy of Boston.

Please sign up here: USA Fencing Membership

2017-2018 FAB Registration

FAB Code of Conduct

Competitive

Saber Training, Drills, and Practice for youths and teens preparing for Regional and National Fencing Tournaments - Programs for Ages 7-18

Youth Competitive Program
Competitive Saber Fencing Training and Practice for Youths - Y10/Y12/Y14 (born 2003-2010)
See: Age/Classification Eligibility Chart for 2017-2018

Youth Competitive Fencing Academy of Boston

Set and train for competition goals in this intensive fencing class with private lessons included in the package. For experienced fencers 8-14 who have the discipline to play hard to achieve their dreams of triumph in competitive fencing. Students at the competitive level are required to have their own fencing equipment, attend practice regularly, and go to competitions. Upgrade to Competitive USFA membership to enter USFA-sanctioned fencing tournaments. Tuition: $265 per month (includes weekly 20-minute private lessons scheduled outside of class)

Footwork, bladework, coordination and agility exercises, drills, tactical and strategy training, practice bouting, and practice tournaments.

Attendance in Youth Competitive Program is 3x per week, required September-June

Youth Competitive Policy and Pledge 2017-2018
Team FAB Tournament Reference

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 6:00-8:00pm, and Tuesdays 5:00-7:00pm. Next term BEGINS week of September 5th!

Advanced Fabbies Fencing
Competitive Level-Up Saber Training and Practice for Youths - Y8/Y10 (born 2007-2011)
See: Age/Classification Eligibility Chart for 2017-2018

Advanced Fabbies Competitive Youth Fencing

A class for Fabbies with experience and desire to train to head to fencing competitions. Students at the competitive level are required to have their own equipment, and strongly recommended to sign up for private instruction. Upgrade to Competitive USFA membership to enter USFA-sanctioned fencing tournaments. Tuition: $125 per month.

Footwork, bladework, coordination and agility exercises, drills, tactical and strategy training, practice bouting, and practice tournaments.

Advanced Fabbies is offered 1x per week; can be combined for more practice/training:

Combine with Fabbies to step up from a beginner level (2x per week attendance): $160 per month.
Combine with Youth Competitive (2x per week attendance) to transition to Y10-competitive-level: $170 per month. By invitation only.
Combine with Youth Competitive  (3x per week attendance): $265 per month - includes one weekly 20-minute private lesson. By invitation only.

Fridays 4:30-6:00pm. Next term BEGINS September 8th!

Competitive Cadet/Junior
Competitive Saber Training for Teens - Cadet/Junior (born 1998-2004)
See: Age/Classification Eligibility Chart for 2017-2018

Competitive teen saber fencers get advanced training and practice with their peers in our Competitive Cadet Class. Students at the competitive level are required to have their own fencing equipment, attend practice regularly, and go to competitions. Upgrade to Competitive USFA membership to enter USFA-sanctioned fencing tournaments. Tuition: $160 per month

Footwork, bladework, coordination and agility exercises, drills, tactical and strategy training, practice bouting, and practice tournaments.

Competitive Cadet/Junior is offered 1x per week; can be combined for more practice/training:

Combine with Club Membership - to attend Open Fencing for more practice and mentorship, lesson discounts, and other benefits - 50% off Club Membership
Combine with Youth Competitive (2-3x or more per week attendance) - Y14-age-eligible may add Youth Competitive classes for additional practice and to learn through mentoring younger competitive fencers - TBA

Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm. Next term BEGINS September 7th!

Private Individual and Group Lessons
One-on-one training is essential at the competitive level

fencing lesson saber youth

Private lessons are encouraged for any fencing student from beginner to competitive. Accelerate progress, improve technique, grasp tactics, and get the winning edge at competitions.

Available by appointment.

$50 for a 30-minute lesson; $45 for FAB Members

$90 for a 60-minute lesson; $75 for FAB Members

Private Group Classes for 2 or more can also be arranged. 

Available by appointment.

$90 for 2 students for a 60-minute session, $45 for each additional student.

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Membership in USFA is required to fence at Fencing Academy of Boston.

Please sign up here: USA Fencing Membership

2017-2018 FAB Registration

FAB Code of Conduct

Special Events & Parties

Specially scheduled Fencing Events at FAB

FAB Super Sabers Youth Tournaments
Regularly-scheduled Youth Fencing Tournaments for all FAB Youth Fencers: ages 6-14

Team FAB Youth Saber Tournaments

The "Super Sabers" series of youth fencing tournaments we host introduces newer fencers to the process and pace of a competition, and tests the skills and stamina of our more experienced young fencers and prepares them for other competitions. Everyone is encouraged to participate and represent Team FAB! Competing at tournaments gives fencers aged 6-14 the opportunity to meet and fence FAB students from other youth programs, as well as young fencers from outside of our club, to see the progress they are making, earn medals, and have a lot of fun! Cheering sections are welcome!

Tournaments held approximately once monthly; Schedule and registration info posted on askfred.net and emailed to FAB Parents - next Super Sabers Youth Tournament - TBA.

Events Scheduled by age eligibility (subject to adjustment) and may be split by gender if there are more than 6 entrants of each:

Y8 Mixed Saber (born 2009-12)

Y10 Mixed Saber (born 2007-10)

Y12 Mixed Saber (born 2005-08)

Y14 Mixed Saber (born 2003-06)

All participants must have at minimum a USFA non-competitive membership. Preregistration at askfred.net when event is posted.

Parties!

For a birthday or any other special occasion, Fencing Academy of Boston can host 90 minutes of fencing fun and games for your child and up to 9 additional guests.

Fencing Birthday Parties Boston

Available by appointment. Children's Birthday Parties start at $275 for 90 minutes and 10 participants. Please contact us for pricing.

Bring your own refreshments and decorations.

Private Individual and Group Lessons

fencing lesson saber youth

Private lessons are encouraged for any fencing student from beginner to competitive. Accelerate progress, improve technique, grasp tactics, and get the winning edge at competitions.

Available by appointment.

$50 for a 30-minute lesson; $45 for FAB Members

$90 for a 60-minute lesson; $75 for FAB Members

Private Group Classes for 2 or more can also be arranged. 

Available by appointment.

$90 for 2 students for a 60-minute session, $45 for each additional student.

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Membership in USFA is required to fence at Fencing Academy of Boston.

Please sign up here: USA Fencing Membership

2017-2018 FAB Registration

FAB Code of Conduct