Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Fencing (see note below)

Please Note: Fencing classes will continue when SCAA reopens for “live” classes. You may register for classes to save your spot (no charge), and we will notify you as soon as we are able to open classes.

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 being offered in two sessions. Students will need to register separately for each session. Study begins this fall on a virtual platform using Zoom, with phases built into Session I for potential reentry into the physical SCAA classrooms. Session II will have high expectations for live classes.

Session I will run twelve weeks in length from September 14 – December 11. Registration opens June 18. Study begins this fall on a virtual platform using ZOOM.  Students will receive the instruction at home from a device of their choice. More information regarding ZOOM can be found here. Note: with strict class-size limits, please register early to reserve your spot.

Session II is fourteen weeks in length and begins January 25, with registration opening in mid-November. For Session II, again, SCAA’s expectation is for in-person classes as public health rules and mandates allow. Decisions and information regarding in-person classes will be forthcoming in December 2020 or January 2021.

Holidays/Closures
November 22-27: No classes
December 5-11: Final week of classes before break

 

 

 

 

Classical Fencing in a Modern World!

The 2020-21 Fencing Classes will begin when SCAA reopens for “live” classes

Age: 9 to 17 years

Children Beginner Class (Combined with Cadete 2nd 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 2nd Class. Class start date TBA.

Tuition: $TBD
Class Offered:
F 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-100-01


Cadete 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. Class start date TBA.

Tuition: $TBD
Class Offered:
F 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-101-01


Cadete 1st Class (Combined with Squires)

Age: 11 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 is done at the end of the program as a presentation to family members and parents. Class start date TBA.

Tuition: $TBA
Class Offered:
F 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-102-01


Squire

Age: 11 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 is done at the end of the program as a presentation to family members and parents. Class start date TBA.

Tuition: $TBA
Class Offered:
F 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Charles de Azagra, instructor | RM 301 | AFEN-103-01


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” ©