- Red Rock Fencing Center (RRFC) has a zero tolerance policy regarding the abuse of drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol.
The abuse of such items, either at the center or on RRFC trips, will not be tolerated. RRFC welcomes students of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or physical ability/disability.
RRFC will not tolerate any discriminatory act or act of harassment, sexual or otherwise, from staff members, other fencers or observers. If you are uncomfortable at anytime, for any reason, please notify the Director immediately for a private consultation. We want your fencing experience to be rewarding and positive.
Instructors, Coaches, Trainers
RRFC is available to outside Instructors, coaches, and trainers. They may bring their students and clients to RRFC for lessons, but only after they have been cleared by the Head Coach. A fee will be assessed for non-membership time in the RRFC. Please call the Director for details at (702) 222-1901.
Students or members are not authorized to teach, unless they have been directed to train an individual student within a group class taught by an RRFC Instructor, assigned a class of their own to teach within RRFC, or certified to teach without supervision. This is to assure that the integrity of the sport is maintained at a high level and that prospective students are not led astray by unqualified individuals.
RRFC offers an Apprentice Program for aspiring instructors. Students, particularly senior students and members, are encouraged to lend guidance and leadership in the group classes or during open fencing.
The training apparatuses around the center are used primarily for solo or group practice and for private lessons. This equipment is not to be used without the Head Coach's permission. It is best to assume that you do not have permission until you have asked.
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The staff and instructors of the Red Rock Fencing Center (RRFC) believe that anyone who has the desire to learn should have the opportunity to fence.
We want everyone to be happy and feel comfortable at RRFC. If there is a problem of any kind, please let the Director know about it. We attempt to guide students to the instructor most suited to their weapon, fencing style and personality; however, should your child want to switch to a different instructor or blade, this is not a problem.
Safety is everyone's responsibility. Although fencing is a combat sport, observance of some simple rules will prevent most injuries.
Wear proper attire. Proper fencing attire is comprised of mask, glove, white jacket, underarm protector or plastic vest and knickers. An athletic cup is recommended but not required. Add a lame to the list if doing foil or saber. The proper attire is important for classes and lessons as well as competition. Knickers must be worn for classes or lessons; warm-ups or sweats are not allowed. No shorts are allowed for classes or lessons as they leave legs unprotected.
Never enter the strip area without your mask. Always wear your mask when bouting or taking lessons. NEVER point a weapon at anyone unless they are on a strip and wearing a mask. Always point blades at the floor when walking around and rest the point on your foot when talking to others.
Make sure your strip surface is clear of all debris, weapons, masks or other items which may cause trips, slips or falls.
No sport drinks, fruit juices or sodas on the training floor - plastic water bottles only.
Bring what you need to keep your hair under control. Neck jewelry is worn at your own risk.
No horseplay on the strips and never attempt to make contact with someone who is bouting on another strip.
Never enter or exit the fencing area by crossing a strip where bouting is occurring. Always use the walkway, but be aware that fencers may come across this area at any time.
Come physically prepared to fence. Fencing requires vast amounts of energy and uses tremendous stores of body fluids and nutrients. If you have been ill, or are not feeling well, don't fence.
Warm up before bouting or lessons even if you are a recreational fencer.
Practice good fencing techniques, posture and footwork to prevent bad habits which lead to injuries.
Bout only when a coach or instructor is present.