The Beginner Program at Metro Tacoma Fencing Club (MTFC) is designed to provide foundational skills for fencers. Basic footwork and bladework techniques are introduced. All necessary equipment is provided. Students should wear long sweatpants or athletic pants (no jeans, no shorts) and athletic shoes. Students should bring their own drink, snack, and hand towel.
A Beginner Fencers’ Guide written by coach Toby Lee is available to help guide you through the sport of fencing in detail.
First Class: Introduction to Fencing Options
Before committing to weekly classes, you can try one of our Intro Clinics.
Beginner Classes and Private Lessons
Once you are ready for weekly classes, our youth beginner classes are $175/month for unlimited classes, or $140/month for once a week.
Beginner Class sign ups
Beginner class schedule, for reference only. Use Beginner Class sign ups for signing up.
If you would like private lessons, go to our private lesson page for more information.