8/25/14: New Schedule for a New Year
Our first official practice for the Fall will be held at the Goleta Valley Community Center on Hollister Ave at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 2nd.
My tentative schedule for the practice will be to hold a group workout and footwork until ~6:45 pm, and then a drill class until ~7:15 pm. Some folks will probably break away from the drills to set up an electric strip or two, and electric sparring will begin around 7:00 pm. If you are only interested in electric fencing, then please show up a few minutes before 7. By 7:30 pm, I suspect everyone remaining will be fencing electric. At this point, I will be working with the more-competitive students. Practice will last until 8:45 pm, at which point *everyone* needs to help clean up.
Depending on how this class-plan holds, I will repeat it on Thursday, September 4th. Only, the class will be at the Westside Community Center in Santa Barbara, on the corner of Victoria and Castillo streets.
This is an exciting time for the club. Please stay tuned while we work out some kinks in scheduling, pricing, and curriculum.
Community members who are curious about fencing are welcome to show up and participate, provided they have purchased the non-competitive membership from the US Fencing Association. See our Introductory Classes page for more information.
6/25/14: Results from Summer National Championships
Congratulations to Sean Strong, our only club member to head to National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. In his first event, Division 1A Epee, Sean finished 7th in a field of 78. This is Sean's best finish to date. The complete results can be found here:
6/21/14: Schedule for next week
There was some confusion about whether or not there would be practice last Saturday, what with it being Solstice. In fact, there was sparring. To keep everything as clear as possible, the schedule for the week is posted to the right.
If you show up on Saturday, then I would greatly appreciate it if you would stick around for a little while and help me with some cleaning and organizing. There's a lot of stuff to move.
And if you show up on Monday, June 30, for sparring, then bring something. We'll have a party.