Wednesday 5:45-8:30 pm
Have fun learning the footwork and blade actions of this dynamic Olympic sport. Fencers enjoy many benefits including exercise, health and fitness, mental focus, tactical thinking, social opportunities, competitive challenge, recreation, personal growth, theatrical appreciation, and more. Discover its benefits for yourself! Class is led by former US World Championship Team member and former #1 Ranked Fencer in North America – Dr. Jane Littmann.
*USFA membership at minimum “noncompetitive” level is also required of all participants since Columbia Fencers’ club is an insured Member Club of USA Fencing. A $10.00 fee payable at the first class covers the remainder of this fencing season and next (through July 31, 2017).
Class Schedule: Classes meet on Wednesdays
5:45–6:30 pm Open Fencing (Bouting)
6:30–7:30 pm Class
7:30-8:30 pm Additional Bouting
Observers welcome. New fencers enrolling should contact instructor to arrange a start date for introduction, prior to first class.
Additional Information: Jane is co-founder and Head Coach of Columbia Fencers’ Club (CFC) and also teaches fencing at USC. Jane won medals in all three weapons (foil, epee, and saber) at the US National Championships. She was on two United States World Championship Teams and was the #1 Ranked Fencer in North America for 2 years, winning the North American Circuit Season Championship in Women’s Epee.
CFC won the Women’s Epee Team National Championship. We have been teaching & coaching fencers in SC for over 30 years.
CFC was founded in 1985 at Harbison Community Center. Our club includes both competitive and recreational members. We teach ages 9 and up, including adults of all ages. Equipment Policy: Starter equipment is provided to new fencers during their first two months to give them an opportunity to try out the sport without having to purchase a set of gear. After this time, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $30 per month, or (we recommend) an individual may instead purchase a complete (7 piece) new beginner set that costs about $200, if they prefer.
The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector, and a fencing bag. Class participants are expected to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (athletic footwear). No shorts and no sandals, crocs, boots, heels, or dress shoes are permitted for everyone’s safety. Location: Classes meet at the Harbison Community Center, 106 Hillpine Rd., Columbia, SC 29212 Phone: (803) 781-2281. Fencers are a diverse group with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. You are welcome to join us!