Leonia Rec Sabre class

LEONIA REC DEPARTMENT (NJ)

Quarterstaff

Ever wanted to learn how to beat Fryer Tuck if you encounter him on the road? The quarter-staff has been a common weapon for self defense for thousands of years. While often associated with the lower classes, knights and men-at-arms were expected to be proficient in its use. This versatile weapon allows for combat in various ranges and delivers powerful blows and thrusts. The class will focus on the fundamental footwork, strikes and parries from various distances for one of the most universal weapons. In the words of a 16th century gentleman: “staff is most commonly the best weapon of all other!”

Ages: 16 years through Adults
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm

Northern Italian Dueling Sabre

Want to get fit while learning a unique skill? Classical fencing teaches fencing as a martial art so you develop more confidence, self-respect and coordination. For beginners, class will focus on fundamentals such as the guard, lunge, basic footwork, attacks and defenses of this cut & thrust weapon. For returning students, you will need to purchase a mask and jacket and you will begin fencing with each other. Classes require both mental and physical exertion which will help you develop strength, stamina, flexibility and mental acuity.

Ages: 16 years through Adults
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

Classical French Foil

Want to get fit while learning a unique skill? Classical fencing teaches fencing as a martial art so you develop more confidence, self-respect and coordination. This beginner’s class will focus on fundamentals such as the guard, lunge, basic footwork, attacks and defenses with this thrusting weapon. For returning students, you will need to purchase a mask and jacket and you will begin fencing with each other. Classes require both mental and physical exertion which will help you develop strength, stamina, flexibility and mental acuity.

Ages: 10 years through Adults
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm

Fall Dates: Sept 16th – Nov 25th – 9 weeks (No class Oct 21st or Nov 4th)
Location: Dance Studio (Off Gymnasium)
Fee: $150.00 resident $175 Non-Resident

Registration will open September 1st at the Leonia Recreational Center.  Prior to attending any program, a registration form must be completely filled out for each course.  More information and forms are available on-line (www.leonianj.gov) or at Recreation center.

Private lessons are also available.