Swords of Truth

Community Fencing Classes Free
Grades 3rd to 8th
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 October 5th.

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 Oct 26th Safety, Equipment, the Foil, En guard, Basic Footwork, Lunge Compassion
2 Nov 2nd Inside/outside line, parries/Parry drills Kindness
3 Nov 9th Target Area / Right-of-way / Fencing Strip Humility
4 Nov 16th Advanced Footwork / Fencing Strip Quiet Strength
Nov 23rd THANKSGIVING DAY – no fencing class
5 Nov 30th Fencing Strip Discipline
6 Dec 7th Fencing Strip Even-tempered
7 Dec 14th Fencing Strip Contentment
8 Dec 21st Fencing Strip Forgiving


Basic Class Structure

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