Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy


Fencing

Classical Fencing in a Modern World!

Rolling registration. New students may enroll during the year if class is not at capacity.

Children Beginner Class

Age: 9 years and up

This beginner fencing class teaches the child the basic stances and foil holding characteristics., combined parries “pares “, guard and footwork for simple straight offensive moves for foil. It is important to remark that children will not be having open bouts. The child will be introduced to the History of our Salle d’Arme, its traditions and rules as well as the Olympic Foil Fencing rules applied by the Fédération internationale d’escrim (FIE). An evaluation of the child’s progress is done at the end of the program as a presentation to family members and parents. Students that successfully pass this course will be eligible for the Cadet 1st Class. Classes begin September 9 for 32 weeks

Tuition: $448
Class Offered:
F 5-6 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-100-01


Cadet 1st Class

Age: 11 years and up

This class teaches the student the application of simple straight and compound attacks. Simple and straight defensive stances.  The Students will learn self-control and an understanding of their maturing motor and cognitive functions.  The students are encouraged to participate on controlled bouts. An evaluation of the student’ s progress is done at the end of the program as a presentation to family members and parents.  Students that successfully pass this course will be eligible to register for the Cadet 2nd Class. Classes begin September 9 for 32 weeks.

Tuition: $448
Class Offered:
F 5-6 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-101-01


Cadet 2nd Class

Age: 11 years and up

(1.5) hours. Olympic foil fencing. Students are expected to apply all lessons previously learned. Judging and applying (FIE) rules, practicing of all defensive and offensive forms. Controlled and open bouts are taught on every class. An evaluation of the student’s progress is done at the end of the program as a presentation to family members and parents. Classes begin September 9 for 32 weeks.

Tuition: $672
Class Offered:
F 5-6:30 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-102-01


History:

Following an old family tradition extending over six centuries, our Maitre d’Arms  has opened Salles d’Armes is in: Coutance, Normady, (France),  Pontferrada (Spain) , and now  SCAA.

“Cognitive Fencing” ©.  Was developed by my father Col. (Ret) Carl d’Azagra. These techniques will teach the student to achieve the physical dexterity to control the sword as an extension of their body. The fencing strip is used as vehicle to control one’s actions in an encounter that will demand a well coordinated and balance response from all the senses. Understanding and practicing these techniques on the strip and in daily life is “Cognitive Fencing” ©