Fencing Lessons

The Royal City Fencing Club is now a part of the Royal Garrison. If you’d like to learn more, contact us HERE!

Download Registration Forms HERE.

Download Adult Waivers and Minor Waivers.

Beginner programs

Cost of this program is $200.00 ($5.00 OFA membership & Hst Incl.), no annual club membership is needed.

Kinderfencing and Adult beginners program runs for 8 weeks.  This includes the use of club equipment.  All students are required to bring are their own athletic shoes, t-shirt, track pants and enthusiasm.

This fee includes the $5.00 OFA 12 week associate membership. Through these fees a third party liability insurance coverage is provided.  This level of member will learn the basic foundation skills of fencing. Those wishing to go into the Canadian Fencing Federation Armband program by testing for Yellow will require a CFF license. Please indicate this on the registration form from your club. Or contact info@fencingontario.ca

All other Programs (Competitive and recreational programs).

OFA recreational or competitive Membership is required if you are out for more than 12 weeks, or if you wish to receive individual lessons. All members are also required to have a current membership with the Ontario Fencing Association and a license with the Canadian Fencing Federation. None of these membership fees is included in the rates listed below.  Register with the OFA at http://www.fencingontario.ca/membership.

Ongoing weekly fencing classes.

 Cost of these programs is $100.00 (HST Incl.) per month.  OFA/CFF licenses are required.  

 Competitive fencers:  If the fencer is planning to go to tournaments, they must purchase a Transition or Excellence Membership. These Memberships can be purchased through the OFA website (http://fencingontario.ca/membership/). Each is valid for one year ending August 1st of the next year.  If the fencer already holds an OFA Foundation membership the fee will be discounted by the $20.00.

Drop in fee – $25/session (fencer must have valid OFA/CFF license)

Equipment rental fees $20/mo. or $5 for drop in.

1 on 1 lessons may be negotiated with individual coaches.

Fees are subject to change depending on changes to club expenses.

Head Coach – Mike Kasunic

I have involved with fencing for over 27 years sinec starting as a first year student at the University of Waterloo. I quickly fell in love with this unique sport. I started coaching while still at university and have continued on to the present time learning from many fencing masters along the way. I spent over 11 years helping the youth fencers at the accomplished Beaches Sabre Club in Toronto before moving out of the city and extablishing the Escapment Fencing Club, which has now becomethe Royal City Fencing Club. In 2014 I was selected as one the Ontario Summer Games coaches and have assisant coach at the University of Guelph since 2013.

In addition to coaching Mike is a provincially certified armourer who acted as an Assistant Armourer at the 2015 PanAm games in Toronto.

Coach – Rebecca Walkler

I was a competitive fencer, nationally and internationally for over 15 years and I’ve been coaching for almost 10!  I’ve tried all kinds of different sports but fencing is the one that I always come back to. It’s an incredible sport that you can be involved with at any level and any age. I have coached kids as young and 4 and as old as 70 when they started. I was lucky enough to train with a number of different coaches while I was fencing and have worked with some of the absolute best Masters in Canada to learn how to coach.  This experience and learning as led me to really respect aspects of all kinds of coaching and development. I love introducing people to the sport that has meant so much to me but my real passion is in helping people to become successful competitive athletes by their own estimation of success.

Rebecca was also selected the 2017 Ontario University Athletic Association’s coach of the year for her work as head coach with the University of Guelph’s fencing team.

Useful Links

Ontario Fencing Association

www.fencingontario.ca/

 

Canadian Fencing Federation

www.fencing.ca/

 

Basic Fencing Information

www.fencing.net/

 

Olympics

www.olympic.org/fencing