Duke City Fencing offers after-school fencing classes for kids aged 6 through 15 and evening lessons for adults. We teach the Olympic sport style of fencing with a focus on epee. We offer classes for all skill levels, from Intro to Fencing for first-timers to Competitive for fencers who travel and compete.
Private individual and small group lessons are available.
We offer sibling and family discounts, and everyone's first visit with us is free!
Ages 9 - 15
Saturdays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is the perfect class for beginners who are interested in learning to fence. No experience is required, and all equipment is provided. Walk-ins welcome, and as always, your first class with us is free.
Per month.........$110.00 including tax
Ages 6 - 9
Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am - 10:45 am
This is a great class for younger kids to start the sport of fencing. We ask that you schedule one private lesson with us first before starting the class so we can get your child up to speed and see how well they like learning fencing.
Per month . . . . $98.00 including tax
Introductory Lesson . . . . $37.00
Ages 9 - 15
Mondays 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesdays 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursdays 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
After about 10 Introduction to Fencing classes, fencers are ready to graduate to our Advanced Beginner classes to continue building their technical and tactical skills with fencing.
Per month . . . $143.00 including tax
Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursdays 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
By invitation for experienced fencers who want to travel and compete and improve their tournament performance.
Per month . . .. $195.00 including tax
Competitive Class Expectations:
Fencers are expected to train a minimum of three days per week. We are open 6 days per week. We understand that some weeks this may not be possible but it should be the goal.
Equipment for Competitive ClassFencers should own the following before joining the competitive class:
- Full uniform
- Two electric epees
- Two epee body cords
- Good shoes for fencing, see coach for suggestions
- DCF T-shirt, DCF Hoodie or DCF Warm-up jacket to wear at tournaments
It is expected fencers will take one-on-one lessons with the coach. Lessons are one of the best ways to learn new things and are always helpful to improve skills quickly.
Competition & Travel
Fencers are expected to travel for tournaments. These take place within New Mexico, in surrounding states and across the country. Fencers should expect to attend one competition per month. Fencers pay a per diem coaching fee for tournaments DCF coaches attend. When travel is required, each Fencer attending will be assessed a portion of the coach’s expenses to travel, stay, and coach at the event (i.e. airfare, hotel, meals, etc.). This fee varies by number of athletes attending, number of days of the event, and the costs associated with travel to the event. For more information on out-of-state competitions, please talk with a coach.
By appointment during open hours
Our coaches are available for private fencing lessons. Private lessons are a great way for new or advanced students to improve with one-on-one coaching. Please contact us to schedule a time.
Per lesson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37.00
Per 4 pack of lessons . . . . . $129.00
Per 8 pack of lessons . . . . . $215.00 Prices include tax
Maestro Evandro and Coach Andy provide private lessons and group classes for adults who want to learn fencing. The primary weapon taught is epee.
Group Class :
Mondays 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Monthly payment $110.00 includes tax and all equipment
What to Wear?
For beginner classes, wear sneakers with non-marking soles and comfortable athletic clothes that allow a full range of motion.
Advanced Beginner students should purchase their own glove, which can be purchased through the club.
Intermediate students may borrow club gear for up to three months. We will assist with sizing and purchasing recommendations.
For Open Bouting, remember to bring your tall socks!
Our Club Membership Form & USA FencingTrial Membership
We ask all of our first-time students to complete an Emergency Contact & Waiver Form and a USA Fencing Trial Membership Form if they're not already a USA Fencing member.
As always, every new fencer's first visit is free!
Annual Club Membership
The annual club membership cost is $162 per year for individuals; $214 for families (including tax). This fee is initially due after the:
This membership fee helps cover the cost of equipment and facility upkeep.
DCF Membership is due each August 1 as a continuing fencer. It is prorated for an extra year if initially purchased after April 1, similar to USA Fencing membership.
Your club membership covers Non-Competitive membership in the USA Fencing.
For tournaments, you'll need to purchase your own Competitive membership through USA Fencing:
We offer a 25% sibling discount for monthly classes. Discount applied to less expensive class.
We offer a 15% discount for
Active Military for monthly classes
Drop-In Rates for Guest Fencers
If you're a fencer visiting from out of town or you plan on coming to our Open Bouting night just once or twice a month, be our guest!
Guest fencers pay a floor fee of $20 per visit and are exempt from annual membership.
Guest fencers must own their own equipment and have a valid USA Fencing membership.