intermediate & Advanced
- This program is intended to advance the fencer to competition level with a high level of confidence.
The Red Rock Fencing Center places a strong emphasis on footwork intertwined with blade work and strip tactics. Bringing your game to the strip is much different than learning it in a class atmosphere. The fencing mental game is intensified and practiced more in depth at this level.
In our intermediate to advanced classes, you will refine blade work and foot work as well as fencing tactics and strategies.
You may come to as many classes in your weapon as you want to per month. There is no limit as to how many beginning or intermediate level classes you can attend.
You must purchase your own equipment when you fence at this level. Electric fencing equipment is required in order to participate fully.
You must be a member of the Red Rock Fencing Center.
See Schedule for classes in each weapon
What you'll learn:
■ Attacks with different levels of fencing tempo and distance
■ Defensive moves and then reversing them into attacks
■ Advanced footwork: Fleche (running attack), double-advance lunge, defensive escape moves.
■ How to take advantage of your opponent's mistakes and incorrect footwork
■ Power moves relevant to your weapon
■ How to steal the distance from opponents
■ How to use the clock to your advantage when competing.
■ Upper level conditioning for longer fencing bouts
■ All the rules of fencing as it applies to your weapon
■ The fencing strip in detail and how it can be used to your advantage
Rules and Tactics
Your complete understanding of the rules is now applied to strip tactics and how to win bouts by knowing the rules. You'll also learn how to referee bouts.
So that you can learn how tournaments are run, you must fence in at least five local tournaments and help at Red Rock Fencing Center tournaments.