There are at least two places to learn fencing in Wilmington.
The Cape Fear Fencing Association was established in 1997. It teaches foil, epee and saber from beginner status to A-ranking.
The club meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and at 9 a.m. Saturdays in the basement of the St. Mary’s Catholic School (the old Tileston) gymnasium at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Ann Street.
Six-week beginner courses are held periodically and cost $40. All equipment is provided. To find out when these classes are and for more information about the classes, e-mail coach Gregory Spahr at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to capefearfencing.com/class.php
Also, a long-time member of the CFFA opened classes at Wilmington Athletic Club, at 2026 S. 16th St., in all three weapons.
That club is open to members and non-members of Wilmington Athletic Club.
Fencing Club is offered 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Adult introductory classes are offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and introductory classes for kids agess 10-14 are offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
To learn more about these classes, contact John Rea at 540-5808 or John.Rea@gnf.com
Date posted: June 30, 2010
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