About Fencing Academy of Calgary

 

History of Creation

 

The Fencing Academy of Calgary was created in 2007 by Vadim Demendeev and Marzena Zima-Skokun. Vadim has a long sports career from former Soviet Union and even won Gold Medal in the Uzbek National Fencing Championship in 1981. Vadim came to Canada in 1992 and since 2003 has been a Head Coach at a number of fencing clubs in Alberta until he decided to devote himself fully to the Academy as well as to the Alberta Modern Pentathlon (AMPA) where he also teaches fencing in Airdrie. During continuation of his sporting career in Alberta, he coached many Gold, Silver and Bronze winners at the Provincial, Western and National levels. He is also a fitness expert and personal trainer.

 

Fencing Academy of Calgary is proud to offer youth and adult fencing classes using various kinds of weapons.

 

Types of Classes and Locations

 

You can download FAOC Schedule that is also shown below.

 

The followings types of classes are regularly offered by the Academy at the below locations:

 

Fencing Academy of Calgary Association - Programs for the Current Season*
PROGRAM TIME DESCRIPTION
YOUTH INTRODUCTORY COURSE

 

You can start any time.
Mon 6:00–7:00pm
Tues 6:00–7:00pm
Wed 6:00–7:00pm
Fri 6–7:00pm
6 1-hour group or individual lessons (once per week) for ages 7 – 15 yrs.
All protective gear and equipment is provided.

 

6 Weeks
ADULT INTRODUCTORY COURSE

 

You can start any time.
Mon 6:00–7:00pm
Tues 6:00–7:00pm
Wed 6:00–7:00pm
Fri 6–7:00pm
6 1-hour group or individual lessons (once per week) for ages 16-adult.
All protective gear and equipment is provided.

 

6 Weeks
BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIUM
FOIL, EPEE OR SABRE CLASS

 

(September-December)
(January-May)
Mon 6:30–7:30pm
Tues 6:30–7:30pm
Wed 6:30–7:30pm
Fri 6:00–7:00pm
1-hour group lesson once or twice per week.
(If taking 2 lessons/week, fees include Open Bouting).
  • Participants should have their own mask and glove (or you can rent from the club).
  • Participants are encouraged to take individual lessons to progress to the Competitive Program.
OPEN BOUTING

 

(September-December)
(January-May)
Mon 7:30–8:30pm
Tues 7:30–8:30pm
Wed 7:30–8:30pm
Fri 6:00–7:00pm
1 or 2 practice sessions per week – no classes or individual lessons provided.
Includes use of the scoring equipment and facility.
Equipment rental available.
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS by appointment Available to everyone (see attached information).
Priority is given to Provincial/National level competitive fencers.
  • All individual lessons are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance (15-20 minutes per lesson).

* - Subject to change by Fencing Academy of Calgary Association.

 

Schedule for the Current Season*
DAY & LOCATION 6:00 - 7:00 PM 6:30 - 7:30 PM 7:30 - 8:30 PM
MONDAY

 

Glenbrook Community Hall
3524-45th Street SW
Calgary
Introductory Course
Foil, Epee or Sabre Class
BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIUM
Foil, Epee or Sabre Class
Individual Lessons
Open Bouting
Individual Lessons
TUESDAY

 

Glenbrook Community Hall
3524-45th Street SW
Calgary
Introductory Course
Foil, Epee or Sabre Class
BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIUM
Foil, Epee or Sabre Class
Individual Lessons
Open Bouting
Individual Lessons
WEDNESDAY

 

Glenbrook Community Hall
3524-45th Street SW
Calgary
Introductory Course
Foil, Epee or Sabre Class
BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIUM
Foil, Epee or Sabre Class
Individual Lessons
Open Bouting
Individual Lessons
FRIDAY

 

École de la Source
360-94 Avenue SE
Calgary
Introductory Course
Foil, Epee or Sabre Class
BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIUM
Foil, Epee or Sabre Class
Open Bouting
Individual Lessons

* - Subject to change by Fencing Academy of Calgary Association.

 

Weapons Used

 

Sabre

The cross-section of the blade is Y- or V-shaped. Adult-size blades are 88 cm. At the end of the blade, the point is folded over itself to form a "button". The bell guard of the sword is curved around the handle, giving the fencer hand protection.

 

Foil

It is usually the choice for elementary classes for fencing in general. The foil blade is no more than 90 cm in length with a blunted (or foiled) tip. It has a rectangular cross section.

 

Epee

The epee has a three-sided blade. It has a larger bell guard, and is heavier. A modern epee for adult fencers has a blade which measures 90 cm from the bell guard to the tip. Epees for use by children under 12 are shorter and lighter.

 

Other Equipment and Gear

 

For drop-ins who are interested in this fascinating sport, absolute beginners and participants of the 6-Week Introductory Course (Youth or Adult) all gear will be provided. However, once you progress in your skills, you are expected to purchase your own set of hear. Fencing Academy of Calgary wil be pleased to provide any equipment advice.

Fencing Academy of Calgary Association (FAOFC). All Rights Reserved. Tel.: 403-2012708/403-2568545. Email: faofc@fencingacademy.ca.