Swords of Truth

Community Fencing Classes Free
Ages 8 to 15
8 weeks 6:00 to 7:30pm

This program will run one night a week for 8 weeks from 6:00pm to 7:30pm starting Thursday January 18th.

Swords of Truth Ministry is designed to help young people to understand sportsmanship, kindness, humility and other character traits while learning to Fence the French Classical style, which is similar to Olympic style fencing.

Youth will not be able to attend or participate without parental or guardian consent, form are available for parent signature on the first night.

This ministry will span eight sessions over nine to ten weeks. We have limited space, so we will only accept fifteen students.  Every class builds on the previous class, so we cannot have anyone start later than the second week.

Fencing Schedule

WK Date Fencing Skill Character
1 Jan 18th Safety, Equipment, the Foil, En guard, Basic Footwork, Lunge Compassion
2 Jan 25th Inside/outside line, parries/Parry drills Kindness
Feb 1st No fencing class
3 Feb 8th Target Area / Right-of-way / Fencing Strip Humility
4 Feb 15th Advanced Footwork / Fencing Strip Quiet Strength
Feb 22nd No fencing class
5 Mar 1st Fencing Strip Discipline
6 Mar 8th Fencing Strip Even-tempered
7 Mar 15th Fencing Strip Contentment
8 Mar 22nd Fencing Strip Forgiving


Basic Class Structure

  • Welcome / Stretching 15 minutes
  • Fencing Drills 30 minutes*
  • Character Lesson 15 minutes
  • Fencing 30 minutes*

* Times may vary


Student Requirements

  1. On time and ready
  2. Dress in sports clothes, avoid wearing jeans if possible (you may change in restrooms)
  3. Follow instructions and safety rules
  4. Respect everyone (students, instructors, visitors & anyone in the church)
  5. Respect building and property