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Post by Gari » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Well, after almost 22 years, i will be able to take fencing lessons.  I
just recently found an instructor and have signed up for a session.  
After such a long time of searching, i don't really care what i have to
pay for lessons, but i'm in a four week session, all equipment is
included for use in class and the cost is $99.  I'm just curious...is
this the usual ballpark for lessons?  I'm not complaining but just wanted
to know for later reference.  Thanks

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Post by Ken Stiee » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Depends on the market and who's giving the lessons.  For example, when I
lived in Fresno, CA I was teaching at Torgrimson Fencing Academy (Mt. Valley
Division).  We charged something like $40 a month, which included equipment
usage, drill classes, and a German cell (lesson) every night.  The owner was
the only USFA certified coach we had, and he only had his foil certificate.

I'm now trying to get back into the sport after two years off.  I plan on
joining Twin Cities Fencing Club. Roberto Sobalvarro (Ro, forgive me if I
misspelled that) is the head coach/owner and is on the Olympic coaching
committee.  Prices are $100 every three months for membership, lessons are $80
per lesson per week for 3 months (ie if you want one lesson a week for 3
months its $80 more, if you want two its $160, etc)  At least that's my
understanding.  This works out to about $33 a month membership and about $6 or
$7 per lesson.

Ken


Quote:

>Well, after almost 22 years, i will be able to take fencing lessons.  I
>just recently found an instructor and have signed up for a session.  
>After such a long time of searching, i don't really care what i have to
>pay for lessons, but i'm in a four week session, all equipment is
>included for use in class and the cost is $99.  I'm just curious...is
>this the usual ballpark for lessons?  I'm not complaining but just wanted
>to know for later reference.  Thanks

>--

>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>*                             *                                      *
>* "Every student is obliged   *        ###             ###           *
>* to make one thousand eighty *      #######         #######         *
>* major mistakes.  The sooner *    ####  ####       ####  ####       *
>* you make them, the sooner   *  ####     ####     ####    ####      *
>* you will not have to make   *            ####   ####               *
>* them anymore.  I asked him  *             #### ####                *
>* for a list.  He said,       *              #######                 *
>* Thinking there's a list is  *               #####                  *
>*   mistake number four."     *                ###                   *
>*                             *                                      *
>*                             *       There can be ONLY one          *
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Post by j.. » Fri, 19 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Would anyone one know where a novice foilist like myself
could find an instructor in the Long Island, New York Area?

I started fencing in buffalo while i went to college there..
when i moved down here to suffolk county finding a club or an
instructor has turned into a quest for me..

I would like to continue learning but i would be quite impossible
without some sort of instruction.

Any information would be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance

Peter

 
 
 

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Post by Deborah Bjoneru » Thu, 25 Apr 1996 04:00:00

FYI:  I can't tell if you are getting individual lessons or
classes.  I don't know how many classes or lessons per week you
are getting for your $99 for four weeks.  My club, Halberstadt
F.C., located in San Francisco, offers beginners classes for $65
per month, two sessions per week, jackets, weapons and masks
provided.  Individual lessons vary from $13 to $20 per lesson,
depending on the coach and whether or not you are a member of the
club.

There is a fairly wide range of prices for lessons/classes.  If
you are truly interested in the sport of fencing, the investment
will be worth it.  Have fun!

Deborah Bjonerud
NorCal Division Chair