Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Fencing

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” ©

For all questions pertaining to classes, call 540-665-4602 or email scaa@su.edu

 

Fall/Winter 2022 Holidays/Closures

No Classes: November 23 – 27
November 28: (Classes after 5 p.m. cancelled due to the Old Town Christmas Parade/Street closures)
No Classes: December 17 – January 2

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Winter/Spring 2023 holidays/closures

No Classes: January 16
No Classes: April 3 – 8
No Classes: May 4 – 6


Classical Fencing in a Modern World!

Age: 9 to 17 years

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

 

Fencing 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 end of the program (May 2023) as a presentation to family members and parents. Students that successfully pass this course will be eligible for the Cadet Trainee Class. Class start date is September 9, ending late May 2023.

Tuition: $480
SAT 9:00-10:00 a.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 300 | AFEN-100-01


Cadet Trainee

Age: 9 years and up

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 in every class. An evaluation of the student’s progress will occur at the end of the program (May 2023) as a presentation to family members and parents. Class start date is September 9.

Tuition: $480
F 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 300 | AFEN-101-01


Cadet 1 Trainee, Cadet 1

Age: 12 years and up

This class teaches the student the application of simple straight and compound attacks. Simple and straight defensive stances. 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 will occur at end of the program (May 2023) as a presentation to family members and parents. Class start date is September 9.

Tuition: $480
Cadet 1 Trainee:
F 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 300 | AFEN-102-01
Cadet 1:
F 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 300 | AFEN-103-01


Cadet 2/Squire Trainee and Squire

Age: 14 years and up

This class continues the teaching of the application of simple straight and compound attacks, simple and straight defensive stances and the application of all techniques for both Epee and Saber. 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 will occur at the end of the program (May 2023) as a presentation to family members/parents. Class start date is September 9. 

Tuition: $720 (Cadet 2, Squire Trainee)
Tuition: $752 (Squire)
Cadet 2:
F 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 300 | AFEN-104-01
Squire Trainee:

F 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 300 | AFEN-105-01
Squire:
F 6:00-7:30 p.m.* | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 300 | AFEN-106-01
*Tuition for the squire classes include practice bouts (Some classes will extend until 7:45 pm)


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” ©


Fencing Classes Begin Friday, September 9, 2022

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