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Anaheim Hills Fencers Club is USA Fencing Member Club specializing in foil fencing located in beautiful Anaheim Hills, California. As a part of the fast growing Orange Coast Division, our club brings world class instruction to the Northern Orange County area. Our expert instructors, Meastro Gábor Fekete and Coach Stefano Grossi, have brought many students to the highest levels of the sport. They understand the differing training needs of both male and female fencers of all age groups and skill levels. If your goal is to compete successfully in Regional, National or International competitions, our club can provide the training to get you results.

Footwork/Physical Training

Footwork, mobility, balance and stamina are the foundations of fencing.


Group Classes

Honing your skills as a fencer requires lots of practice. Our group classes include both drills and fencing. There is no substitute for consistently working on your execution, reaction time, distance and timing.


Private Lessons

An equally important aspect of training are private lessons with a coach.


Class Hours

Private Lessons: Monday-Friday: 4:00PM - 8:30PM
Group Class: Monday-Friday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM, Saturday 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Who We Are

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The Sport of Fencing!!

The US Fencing season begins in August runs through the first week of July. Fencers work hard all season to prepare and qualify for the National Championship and July Challenge at the end of the season. This is one of the largest sporting events in the nation. Thousands of individual competitors come together to fence for gold, silver and bronze national medals.

Class Schedule

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Platinum Private Lessons
Coaches will conduct private lessons with fencers at all levels.
Fencing Drills

Students will perform drills to work on fencing actions, strategy, distance and timing.

Fencing

Students will fence each other under the coach's supervision. This will simulate a tournament environment with the coach providing advice from the sidelines. Bouting is one of the most important aspects of training. This is where the fencers practice and perfect everything they learn during their drills and private lessons.

Footwork

Regular footwork practice benefits fencers of all skill levels. 75% of touches can be attributed to good footwork. Fencers should consistently practice advances, retreats and lunges. During these exercises, fencers need to consciously work on lowering their center of gravity, improving their transition speeds when switching direction and improving their balance and mobility.

Physical Training

Students will participate in fencing related physical training as well as stamina and strengthing exercises.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Platinum Private Lessons
Coaches will conduct private lessons with fencers at all levels.
Fencing Drills

Students will perform drills to work on fencing actions, strategy, distance and timing.

Fencing

Students will fence each other under the coach's supervision. This will simulate a tournament environment with the coach providing advice from the sidelines. Bouting is one of the most important aspects of training. This is where the fencers practice and perfect everything they learn during their drills and private lessons.

Footwork

Regular footwork practice benefits fencers of all skill levels. 75% of touches can be attributed to good footwork. Fencers should consistently practice advances, retreats and lunges. During these exercises, fencers need to consciously work on lowering their center of gravity, improving their transition speeds when switching direction and improving their balance and mobility.

Physical Training

Students will participate in fencing related physical training as well as stamina and strengthing exercises.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Platinum Private Lessons
Coaches will conduct private lessons with fencers at all levels.
Fencing Drills

Students will perform drills to work on fencing actions, strategy, distance and timing.

Fencing

Students will fence each other under the coach's supervision. This will simulate a tournament environment with the coach providing advice from the sidelines. Bouting is one of the most important aspects of training. This is where the fencers practice and perfect everything they learn during their drills and private lessons.

Footwork

Regular footwork practice benefits fencers of all skill levels. 75% of touches can be attributed to good footwork. Fencers should consistently practice advances, retreats and lunges. During these exercises, fencers need to consciously work on lowering their center of gravity, improving their transition speeds when switching direction and improving their balance and mobility.

Physical Training

Students will participate in fencing related physical training as well as stamina and strengthing exercises.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Platinum Private Lessons
Coaches will conduct private lessons with fencers at all levels.
Fencing Drills

Students will perform drills to work on fencing actions, strategy, distance and timing.

Fencing

Students will fence each other under the coach's supervision. This will simulate a tournament environment with the coach providing advice from the sidelines. Bouting is one of the most important aspects of training. This is where the fencers practice and perfect everything they learn during their drills and private lessons.

Footwork

Regular footwork practice benefits fencers of all skill levels. 75% of touches can be attributed to good footwork. Fencers should consistently practice advances, retreats and lunges. During these exercises, fencers need to consciously work on lowering their center of gravity, improving their transition speeds when switching direction and improving their balance and mobility.

Physical Training

Students will participate in fencing related physical training as well as stamina and strengthing exercises.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Platinum Private Lessons
Coaches will conduct private lessons with fencers at all levels.
Fencing Drills

Students will perform drills to work on fencing actions, strategy, distance and timing.

Fencing

Students will fence each other under the coach's supervision. This will simulate a tournament environment with the coach providing advice from the sidelines. Bouting is one of the most important aspects of training. This is where the fencers practice and perfect everything they learn during their drills and private lessons.

Footwork

Regular footwork practice benefits fencers of all skill levels. 75% of touches can be attributed to good footwork. Fencers should consistently practice advances, retreats and lunges. During these exercises, fencers need to consciously work on lowering their center of gravity, improving their transition speeds when switching direction and improving their balance and mobility.

Physical Training

Students will participate in fencing related physical training as well as stamina and strengthing exercises.

Intro Class
This class introduces students to the basics of the sport of fencing. Classes will include fencing specific physical conditioning, basic footwork, and basic offensive and defensive fencing actions. Students are also instructed in fencing etiquette, safety and sportsmaship.
Advanced and Platinum Private Lessons
Coaches will conduct private lessons with fencers enrolled in the Advanced program and above.
Fencing Drills

Students will perform drills to work on fencing actions, strategy, distance and timing.

Fencing

Students will fence each other under the coach's supervision. This will simulate a tournament environment with the coach providing advice from the sidelines. Bouting is one of the most important aspects of training. This is where the fencers practice and perfect everything they learn during their drills and private lessons.

Footwork

Regular footwork practice benefits fencers of all skill levels. 75% of touches can be attributed to good footwork. Fencers should consistently practice advances, retreats and lunges. During these exercises, fencers need to consciously work on lowering their center of gravity, improving their transition speeds when switching direction and improving their balance and mobility.

Physical Training

Students will participate in fencing related physical training as well as stamina and strengthing exercises.

Advanced and Platinum Private Lessons
Coaches will conduct private lessons with fencers enrolled in the Advanced program and above.

Open 6 days a Week

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AHFC Camps

2016 Winter Camp

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2016 European Cadet Circuit

Halle, Germany

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Regional Tournaments

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2016 November NAC

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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2016 November NAC

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Regional Tournaments

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AHFC Camps

2016 Winter Camp

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Recent Work

2016 European Cadet Circuit

Halle, Germany

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Programs

Starting at
  • Unlimited 2hr Group Classes/Week
  • 3-4 Private Lessons/Week Required
  • Physical Training/Conditioning
  • Classes available Mon - Sat
Starting at
  • Unlimited 2hr Group Classes/Week
  • 3 Private Lessons/Week Required
  • Physical Training/Conditioning
  • Classes available Mon - Sat
Starting at
  • 3 x 2hr Group Classes/Week
  • 2 Private Lessons/Week Required
  • Physical Training/Conditioning
  • Classes available Mon - Sat
Starting at
  • 2 x 2hr Group Classes/Week
  • 1 Private
    Lesson/Week
    Required
  • Physical Training/Conditioning
  • Classes available Mon - Sat
Starting at
$190.00 /month  
  • 2 x 90min Group Classes/Week
  • No private lessons offered at this level
  • Physical Training/Conditioning
  • Classes available Mon - Sat
Starting at
$99.00 /month  
  • 1 x 60min Group Class/Week
  • No private lessons offered at this level
  • Physical Training/Conditioning
  • Classes available Sat Only

Meet Our Coaches

Faq

Fencing is one of the safest sports for kids and adults. Although the objective is to stab your opponent, fencers are dressed in several layers of protective gear. Injury rates are far below those of more popular sports. In fact, a study published in Scientific American based on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, showed that only 5 Summer Olympic sports posted lower injury rates - diving, synchronized swimming, rowing, kayak, and sailing.

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As a beginner, you are welcome to use the club gear. For hygiene reasons, we recommend that you buy your own glove. Once you decide that this sport is for you, you will need to buy your own mask, fencing jacket and pants, fencing socks and shoes, plastron and fencing Lame. You will also, need mask cords, body cords and weapons.
As with any sport, it depends on the athlete's fitness level, skill, training and practice. Training with a good coach and putting in the work at practice will pave the way to competition. Your coach will let you know when you are ready.
The best resources for finding tournaments are www.AskFRED.net and www.usfencing.org.
Identification

USA Fencing Membership Card. If age has not been verified with US Fencing, you will also need to bring another form of identification such as a passport or birth certificate.

Fencing Gear

  1. Mask
  2. Lame
  3. Glove
  4. Fencing Jacket
  5. Fencing Pants
  6. Fencing Socks
  7. Fencing Shoes
  8. Underarm Protector
  9. Chest Protector
  10. 2-3 Blades
  11. 2-3 Body Cords
  12. 2 Mask Cords
  13. Towels
  14. Change of Clothing
  15. Team/Award Jacket

Other Useful Items

  1. Food and Drinks
  2. Camp Chair
  3. Toolkit for weapon repair
  4. First Aid Supplies

It is always a good idea to clean and maintain your equipment before every tournament. Have everything packed and ready to go the night before. It's very easy to forget something in your rush to get out the door.

Events

A tournament may contain several events which separate competitors by gender and age group. Each event will have a different start time. You should show up about an hour before your event. This allows time to complete registration, weapons check and warm-up.

Registration

Upon arrival, you must register for each event you are signed up for. You will need to show your USA Fencing Membership Card, proof of age, and a signed waiver if required.

Weapons Check

Weapons check at a national tournament include: Mask, Lame, Body Cords, Mask Cords and Glove. Blades are checked on the strip before each bout. Local tournaments may only require a mask check.

Pools

Fencers in each event are separated into pools of 5-7 fencers. Each fencer will fence everyone in their pool once. Each bout goes to 5 points or 3 minutes and is overseen by a director.
Top seeded fencers are placed in different pools. This gives them the best chance to earn the highest seeding for the Direct Elimination rounds. That seeding, in turn, gives them the best chance to meet in the finals. It is very important that you check your seeding before pools are posted. Ensure that you get the benefit of your ranking, and also make sure you do not have teammates in your pool if there are other pools available. Direct Elimination seeding is determined by the number of wins, touches scored, and touches received in the Pool round.

Direct Elimination

The Direct Elimination round is a standard single elimination bracket. Fencers are seeded based on their pool results. Each DE round goes to 15 points and is fenced within three 3-minute bouts with 1 minute rest in between. In the event of a tie, an additional one-minute priority round is fenced. The winner moves to the next round.

Medals

The top 4 finishers in each event earn a gold, a silver and 2 bronze medals. Larger events will award medals to the top 8 finishers.

Address
4372 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills, California, USA
Phone
(714) 996-8880
Email Addresses

AHFC is currently focused on Youth Foil. We are constantly honing our program to provide the best instruction possible.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.