Program Guide

Level# Hours per WeekDescriptionEquipment Requirements
Level I (P1P0)
(under 10 years old)
Optional Plus 1 (P1P1)
2 x 1 hours
= 2 hrs/week
At this program the focus is on introducing the child to the sport of fencing through specifically designed games and drills in order to start developing better coordination, reflexes, and thought process.All equipment provided
Level II (P2P0)
(under 13 years old)
Optional Plus 1 (P2P1)
2 x 1.5 hours
= 3 hrs/week
This program is designed to give a potential fencer a complete idea on what it takes to become a competitor. Here they will have a complete understanding of the proper decision making process and the concepts of attack, defense, and counter attack.Start purchasing your own basic electrical equipment
Level III (P3P0)
(under 13 years old)
Optional Plus 1 (P3P1)
Optional Plus 2 (P3P2)
3 x 1.5 hours
= 4.5 hrs/week
This is the next step up from the previous program where the fencer has made the decision to become a competitor. Here the fencer will start learning more complex tactics and focusing on a healthy, athletic body, and improving reflexes.Must purchase your own basic electrical equipment
Level IV (P4P0)
(over 13 years old)
Optional Plus 1 (P4P1)
Optional Plus 2 (P4P2)
2 x 2 hour
= 4 hrs/week
At this level the fencer is expected to have mastered the basic footwork, tactics, and workouts. Now they move into more advanced strength and conditioning exercises to further develop athletic capabilities and reflexes. Here they will also start working on complex attacks, feints, and defenses.Must have your own basic electrical equipment
Level V (P5P0)
(over 13 years old)
Optional Plus 1 (P5P1)
Optional Plus 2 (P5P2)
Optional Plus 3 (P5P3)
2 x 2 hours
& 1 x 2.5 hours
= 6.5 hrs/week
This is a competitive level, in addition to the skills and exercises mentioned in the above programs the fencer will learn advanced and complex parries, feint attacks, and more complex tactics and strategies. The fencer in this program is expected to be competing at the US Summer Nationals competition level and below (such as NACs, Jos, and ROCs).Must have your own basic electrical equipment
Level 6 (P6P0)
(Fitness & Recreation)
Optional Plus 1 (P6P1)
2 x 1.5 hour
& 1 x 2 hour (optional)
= 3hrs/week
This program is designed for the adult fencers, whether returning fencers or total beginners starting something new. It is a fun and challenging activity that develops the general mental, physical aspects, and reflexes of the participant through fun sword play/fencing exercise.Must purchase your own basic electrical equipment
Level 7 (Elite) (P7P0)
Optional Plus 1 (P7P1)
Optional Plus 2 (P7P2)
Optional Plus 3 (P7P3)
4 x 5 hours
& 1 x 2.5 hours
= 10+ hrs/week
Promotion to this program is solely at the head coaches invitation which is usually given to competitors whom compete at World Cup competition level, and in special circumstances per head coaches digression.Must have all equipment completion ready

Payment of Tuition Fees:

  • IFA will automatically bill your credit card for the amount indicated per your program listed above and your total charges will appear on your credit card statement. Your IFA dues will be billed on the 1st of each month your fees are due. A one- time charge, account set up and administration fee of $75.00 payable by check to ‘International Fencing Academy’.
  • To cancel your membership, submit your written requests only via email to info@internationalfencing.org by the 15th of the month prior to your intended departure month.

Savings

  • Families with more than one fencer receive 10% off the monthly tuition for the second fencer and 5% off for each additional fencer after that.