Class Information:

Learn about the Olympic Fencing weapons: Foil, Epee and Sabre. Parents: While your child participates in the class all of your questions about fencing and how to start will be answered. Join in on the Fun and Start Fencing!

Location: 60 Saddle River Ave South Hackensack NJ 07606 (may show up as Garfield NJ in some GPS)

What to bring: Wear comfortable (athletic) clothing and sneakers if you want to try the class.

Recommended Ages: 5 to 10 years-old. Kids over 10 years old should try our Tier 1 classes for beginners age 11 and up.

Class Schedule and Fee: To help EVERY family fit fencing into their schedule our Youth Beginner classes are offer 7-days a week (September through June, classes will be three days per week in July and August). The program is $350 per month for unlimited classes. You do not need to attend every class!! Our coaches recommend at least 2-3 classes per week for effective skill development. Class fee includes use of club fencing equipment.

Parent Testimonials:

“Durkan Fencing Academy has created an environment for fencers to thrive. There is a true team spirit and support system which extends from the world class fencers to the beginners. The most gratifying part for me, as the parent of a fencer, is to see how the coaches genuinely care for each and every student and how, in turn, each of the students genuinely care for each other.”

“Fencing is the first sport my son has truly enjoyed. I always had to drag him to activities before but he begs me to take him to Durkan for fencing practice!"

“His time at Durkan has helped him to grow and gain confidence that will serve him beyond the fencing strip. Such experiences have helped him to achieve his goals, including becoming and Eagle Scout.”

“My daughters loved the intro fencing classes and coaches! The instruction definitely prepared them for fencing in the next level of classes. The are excited to start competing in local tournaments soon."

"My sons fenced at another club, but we weren't happy so we tried Durkan Fencing. They learned more in one or two intro classes at DFA than in SIX MONTHS of classes at the other club! Now they are in the Durkan Program and love the sport of fencing."

"The Durkan coaches and staff members really help new parents to learn about the sport of fencing. Everything from buying your first set of equipment to attending your first tournament to applying to Colleges with fencing programs."

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