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2019-20 Class Calendar

08.26.19     Session 1 begins
10.10.19     Session 1 ends

10.14.19     Session 2 begins
11.28.19     Session 2 ends

12.02.19     Session 3A begins
12.19.19     Session 3A ends

01.06.20     Session 3B begins
01.30.20     Session 3B ends

02.03.20     Session 4 begins
03.19.20     Session 4 ends

03.23.20     Session 5 begins
05.07.20     Session 5 ends

05.11.20     Session 6 begins
06.25.20     Session 6 ends



  Welcome to Concord Fencing Club

 

Maintaining the spirit and tradition of Concord Fencing.



Concord Fencing Club has closed the doors at its familiar Hall Street location. We have suspended physical operations for the summer, and will regroup in the fall to consider reopening in a new venue.

Though CFC will be without a physical address for an indefinite period, we have not closed the club completely. We plan to continue activities on several fronts. (See further information below.)


Info on CFC's Remote Training Program



CFC News

 

Upcoming Tournaments at CFC  

 

Tournament Results 

 



CFC Philosophy

Concord Fencing Club offers fencing instruction for kids, teens, and adults ranging from beginners to elite competitors. The emphasis for beginners is educational and recreational. More experienced fencers may choose between different approaches - either recreational or competitive. We recognize that the best approach to the sport for any fencer depends upon the individual's temperment, personality, and values.

 

CFC is here for ALL fencers.

Our approach to instruction is always positive, and our hope is that each fencer will enjoy and feel successful in what he or she is doing. Fencing has long been recognized as an excellent activity for developing self confidence and body awareness. Beyond the skills needed for fencing, special emphasis is placed on cultivating principles that are essential to achievement in all types of athletic and professional pursuits: Discipline and sportsmanship. Every fencer is taught based upon his or her own ability in a progressive fashion, allowing each one to move along a preset sequence of skills at his or her own pace.

An essential goal is to have fun!


CFC News:

 

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Top Stories:

 

CFC to Suspend Physical Operations

10 June, 2020 - Effective June 26th, Concord Fencing Club will be closing its doors at its current location. We will be suspending physical operations over the summer, and will regroup in the fall to consider the feasibility of reopening in a new venue. Though CFC will be without a physical address for an indefinite period, we are not planning to close the club completely. We plan to continue activities on several fronts: Our Remote Training Program will be extended through the summer, individual lessons will be available by appointment, and the club will maintain its USFA membership and social media presence. Further details will be announced as they become available.

More Info

 

CFC Reopens for Individual Lessons

1 June, 2020 - Following the update of the State of New Hampshire's "Stay at Home 2.0" mandate, which allows Health and Fitness clubs to reopen for limited activities, Concord Fencing Club will reopen this week to offer Individual Private Lessons. To ensure the health and safety of its fencers and staff, the club has implemented a new COVID-19 protocol which includes a strict regime of social distancing, the wearing of masks by staff, fencers, and visitors, and a program of regular disinfection within the venue. Interested students should contact CFC by email for further information.

 

CFC Announces New Remote Training Program

25 March, 2020 - Concord Fencing Club has developed a new Remote Training Program, designed to help our fencers remain engaged with the sport, and to maintain their training, despite the social isolation experienced due to the COVID-19 crisis. Activities and materials from the program will be available to anyone who registers for classes or donates to CFC during the temporary suspension of our onsite activities. In recognition of the extra effort and dedication required to maintain one’s training during such challenging times, CFC has also announced the creation of a new special achievement badge, which will be awarded to students and members who successfully complete the requirements of the Remote Training Program.  

More Info


Next Tournament at CFC:

 

Nat'l Qualifiers-Northeast Division - CANCELLED

 

Date:     Saturday, 13 June 2020

Events:  Y14 Men's Foil, Y14 Men's Epee, Y14 Men's Sabre

Y14 Women's Foil, Y14 Women's Epee, Y14 Women's Sabre

D-II Men's Foil, D-II Men's Epee, D-II Men's Sabre

D-II Women's Foil, D-II Women's Epee, D-II Women's Sabre

 

Latest CFC Tournament Results:

 

   Nor'Easter Open8 Feb 2020

 

On the Podium: Mixed Foil, Mixed Epee, Mixed Sabre

 

More Tournament Results


CFC Onsite Programs Temporarily Suspended

18 March, 2020 - In order to help protect the health of our fencers, their families, and our community during the COVID-19 crisis, CFC will be closed from March 18 through May 4. A new Remote Training Program is under development; details will be announced.  

[Updated 26 March.]

More Info

 

Summer Fencing Camp at CFC

13 June, 2019 - Concord Fencing Club will once again offer its popular Summer Camp on Monday - Thursday, August 6th - 8th, from 9am to 2pm daily.  REGISTER NOW    

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Summer Fencing Classes at CFC

6 June, 2019 - Concord Fencing Club will be extending its regular season with a limited Summer Session. From 8 July through 21 August, CFC will open on Monday through Wednesday evenings, offering a range of group classes, individual lessons, and open fencing. Contact the CFC office with any questions.  SUMMER CLASS REGISTRATION

 

CFC to Host 2019 USFCA Regional Coaches Clinic

8 March, 2019 - CFC will host the USFCA NorthEast Regional Coaches Clinic on the weekend of May 4-5, 2019. This is an Introductory and Intermediate fencing coaching clinic led by USFCA certified Fencing Masters Paul Sise and John Krauss. USFCA Assistant Moniteur, Moniteur, and Prevot practical exams will be available by arrangement at the clinic. USFCA Examiner Training will also be given to eligible Prevots and Masters attending. Coach Sise is a former Chair and current member of the USFCA's Certification and Accreditation Board (CAB). Coach Krauss is a former USFCA Vice-President, Chair of Conference Committee, and is a former CAB member. More Info

 

CFC's 2018-2019 Season Begins

16 Aug, 2018 - Concord Fencing Club's regular classes for the 2018-2019 season will begin on 27 August, 2018. CFC offers both individual and group instruction in all three fencing weapons; Foil, Epée, and Sabre. More Info

 

Ruth Dodge Wins Silver Medal - and World Team Berth

5 July, 2017 - CFC fencer Ruth Dodge won a silver medal at the USA Fencing National Championships, competing in the Veteran 70 Women’s Foil event. Her performance has also earned her a berth on the U.S. Team for the next fencing Veteran World Championship, which will be held in Slovenia in October. Congratulations, Ruth!

 

CFC Coaches Earn New Rankings in Foil, Epee, and Sabre

30 April, 2017 - Coach Edmundo Martinez has been accredited as a Moniteur in Foil and Sabre, and Coach Jim Leland has been accredited as a Moniteur in Epee, by the United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA). This is the second of four levels of certification for fencing coaches and instructors, progressing toward the rank of Prévôt, and ultimately, of Fencing Master. Moniteur certification is achieved by passing first a written examination, then an oral and practical examination by USFCA-certified Prévôts or Fencing Masters.

 

CFC's Homeschool Program

The Concord Fencing Club Fencing for Homeschoolers Program, designed for children between the ages of 7 and 14, is divided into four 10 week sessions. Each class will last 60 minutes. Course description

 

NH Chronicle Investigates Olympic Fencing at CFC

 

Concord Monitor profiles CFC's "Dynamic Duo"
          


More CFC Tournament Results:

 

   C & Under11 Jan 2020

 

On the Podium: Mixed Foil, Mixed Epee,

 

   Holiday Open28 Dec 2019

 

On the Podium: Mixed Epee, Mixed Foil

 

   E & Under 26 Oct 2019

 

On the Podium: Mixed Foil

 

   Veteran's Tournament 10 Aug 2019

 

On the Podium: Mixed Foil, Mixed Epee

 

   D & Under 11 May 2019

 

On the Podium: Mixed Epee

 

   Spring Open                          27 April 2019

 

On the Podium: Mixed Foil, Mixed Epee, Mixed Sabre, Women's Foil

 

   Molly Stark Mixed-Team Relay30 March 2019

 

On the Podium: Team Epee

 

   Veteran's Tournament9 Feb 2019

 

On the Podium: Vet Combined Mixed Epee

 

   C & Under 12 Jan 2019

 

On the Podium: Mixed Foil, Mixed Epee, Mixed Sabre