This will be the new schedule for Houston Sword Sports @ The Zone starting on August 1, 2017.
We recently unveiled a new, expanded schedule for our club now that we have our own facility. We got some great feedback on that schedule, and have made some more changes thanks to your input. Above is the latest version of our new schedule. Keep reading to find out more about the class changes!
Classes for Kids
Our three existing kids’ classes will stay the same. Tuesdays at 6 at the Bellaire Rec, Thursdays at 6 at the Zone, and Saturdays at 10 at the Zone. These are open to kids ages 6-12 and are beginner-focused.
For kids ages 8-12 with some fencing experience, we’re adding new classes.
Mondays from 5:30-7: Youth Epee Class
Wednesdays from 5:30-7: Youth Foil/Saber Class
Saturdays from 10-11:30: Youth Three-Weapon Class
These classes will be longer and focus on improving weapon-specific skills. If you have always wanted to try a new weapon, or if you want to perfect your technique in the weapon you already know, come to one of these classes!
Classes for Teens and Adults
Here we’re making some major changes, by opening the weapon-specific classes open to both teens and adults. This will open these classes to more people, and give teens a chance to practice against adult fencers they’ll face in senior competitions.
Mondays from 7-8: Teen & Adult Epee Class
Wednesdays from 7-8: Teen & Adult Foil/Saber Class
Saturdays from 11:30-1: Teen & Adult Three-Weapon Class
Like the new youth classes, these will focus on weapon-specific skills.
Open Bouting Sessions
If you’re gearing up to become a competitive fencer, classes are important but you also need a chance to work on those new skills on strip! Open bouting sessions combine two age groups, since tournament classifications don’t exactly follow the age groupings we’re using. This gives you a chance to fence against a wide variety of skill levels and ages, just like you would in a real tournament.
We are starting a brand-new homeschool fencing program on September 5. This class is open to ages 6 and up and will be held at the same time as the afternoon adult fencing classes. Learn more and sign up for the homeschool fencing email list here.
Classes for Beginners
We only have one dedicated beginner class for adults and teens, not pictured on the schedule above. It meets Tuesdays from 7:30-9 at the Bellaire Rec Center. If that time doesn’t work for you, come during any of the other practices and one of our coaches will help get you started. You can also sign up for one of our monthly free beginner classes!