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” ©

New this year: Classes are offered in two sessions. Students will need to register separately for each session. 

Session I began with “live in-person fencing classes” on October 30 for 6 weeks through December 10. 

Session II is 16 weeks in length and begins the week of January 25. Registration opens mid-November. SCAA will continue “live in-person fencing classes” as public health rules and mandates allow. 

Note: with very strict class-size limits, please register early to reserve your spot. Registration deadline is January 6 (for class planning.) We offer ongoing registration past January 6 if space is available.

For all questions pertaining to classes, please email scaa@su.edu.

Closures
March 22-27: No Classes
April 26-May 1: No Classes

Classes Begin Friday, January 29, 2021

 

 

Classical Fencing in a Modern World!

Age: 9 to 17 years

 

Fencing Beginner Class (Combined with Cadet 1)

Age: 9 years and up

(Classes take place in the classroom with SCAA COVID protocols in place)

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 for family members. Students that successfully pass this course will be eligible for the Cadet 2nd Class. Class start date is January 29 for sixteen weeks.

Tuition: $224
Class Offered:
F 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-100-02


Cadet 1

Age: 11 years and up

(Classes take place in the classroom with SCAA COVID protocols in place)

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 for family members. Classes will be conducted in-person maintaining a 6-foot space between students (masks required.) Class start date is January 29 for 16 weeks.

Tuition: $224
Class Offered:
F 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-101-02


Cadet 2 (Combined with Squires)

Age: 11 years and up

(Classes take place in the classroom with SCAA COVID protocols in place)

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 is done at the end of the program as a presentation for family members. Classes will be conducted in-person maintaining a 6-foot space between students (masks required.) Class start date is January 29 for 16 weeks.

Tuition: $336
Class Offered:
F 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-102-02


Squire

Age: 11 years and up

(Classes take place in the classroom with SCAA COVID protocols in place)

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 is done at the end of the program as a presentation for family members. Classes will be conducted in-person maintaining a 6-foot space between students (masks required.) Class start date is January 29 for 16 weeks.

Tuition: $372
Class Offered:
F 6:00-7:30 p.m.* | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-103-02
*The squire class will extend until 8pm on days of practice bouts.