CLASSES FOR ALL
From Little Musketeers to Seniors
This class focuses on tactical strategies, a greater understanding of the rules, and holds the student to a higher physical demand. Intermediate students will spend equal time observing, refereeing, fencing, and physical training. Technical and tactical drills in a group setting will provide an increased repertoire of fencing skills.
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This program will provide determined fencers with highest level of competitive training with everything from strength training to sport psychology. Intensive conditioning, footwork, drills, tactical fencing and individual lessons with the coach
Our Adult Beginners class is provided for students 21+ years old who have little or no experience with fencing. This class introduces participants to the sport, develops the fundamental skills needed to start fencing, and offers the opportunity to bout alongside other adult beginners.
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The Utah Swords Academy opened in Salt Lake City in January 2003, as Utah’s first internationally competitive fencing club.
Since that time, USAFC mission has been to make the fun and excitement of fencing more accessible to Utahns of all ages and to help people discover, enjoy, and advance in the sport of fencing.
We aim to not only develop each fencer’s technical skills, but also focus on meeting the physical and mental challenges that the sport provides.
Konstantin started fencing at age 13. He has been a competitive fencer since 1997. Trained with a famous Ukrainian coaches Vitalui Voitov and Sergei Gritsaev, who helped him to become a National Champion in 2000, and member of Cadet National Sabre Team.
How much do you know about fencing? For most people, it’s not much – a few seconds of quick moves, and a winner declared on the scoreboard. The speed of attacks and hits is so fast – it’s quite hard to follow with an untutored eye. Ukrainian fencer Olga Kharlan not only understands what’s happening Read more about Which is quicker – a fencer or a race car?[…]
New SABER IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Rules & Amendments Announced Effective from 1st January 2018 Wheelchair Fencing Rules and Amendments At the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Executive Committee (IWFEC) Meeting held during the IWAS World Championships in Rome, a number of Wheelchair Fencing rule changes were agreed. The following rule changes were made after discussions with, and Read more about New SABER IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Rules & Amendments Announced[…]
The host of the last Olympic Games to be held in the United States, Salt Lake City will welcome more than 1,000 future Olympic hopefuls in 2020. On Saturday, the Federation Internationale d’Escrime selected Salt Lake City to host the 2020 Junior and Cadet World Championships during its annual Congress in Dubai. “USA Fencing is Read more about 2020 Junior and Cadet World Championships be held in our backyard[…]
This is the one day of the year that we hang up our masks to spend time with family, friends and loved ones. From our family to yours, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving holiday.
Today, the IOC announced that Fencing will have 2 more medals at Tokyo 2020 – for Men’s and Women’s Team events. This puts Fencing up to 12 medals to award – one for every event. In recent history, Fencing has been rotating team events every Olympic Games in order to ensure that there are enough Read more about Fencing To Have Full medal Count in Tokyo 2020 Olympics[…]
Y14 fencer Kiera Barnes started strong in Cadet Women’s Saber Friday, Feb. 17, winning 5/6 pool bouts, only losing 5-3 to the #12 Cadet fencer in the nation. After a bye and a DE win, she lost in the round of 64, finishing 38/162. This earns her cadet points which trickle down to Y14. Early Read more about Strong Showing by Saber Fencers at Junior Olympic Championships[…]
Will Nikolai placed 15/99 in DIV1MS, just missing a trip to the medals rounds and an A rating. He did, however, update his Classification from B14 to B16 and earn serious national points which trickle down into Junior. This qualifies him for Junior and DIV1 National Championships and for both events at the July Challenge. Read more about Top 16 for William Nikolai in Division 1 Richmond VA[…]
Congratulations to Kelly taking 6th place on Nationals in Richmond VA. Ps. – better work harder )))
Dima (Happy belated birthday!) and Sergey Makogon, Will Nikolai, and Kelly Dewsnup are at the December NAC in Richmond, VA. On Friday, Dima finished 11/55 in DIV1AMF, being eliminated by the silver medalist, and Sergey won a top 8 medal finishing 6/18 in V40MF, losing 10-8 (veterans fence to 10 points) to the silver medalist. Read more about Dima and Sergey first medals and results from Nationals[…]