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LEONIA REC DEPARTMENT (NJ)

Rapier

The rapier was the preferred weapon of the nobility throughout Europe for most of the 16th-17th century; This long, slender-bladed sword was often carried with a dagger and saw frequent use in the streets as well as on the dueling field. For beginners, class will focus on fundamentals such as the guard, lunge, basic footwork, attacks and defenses. For returning students, you will need to purchase a mask and jacket and you will begin fencing with each 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

2017 Fall Dates: Sept 19th – Nov 28th – 9 weeks (No class Oct. 31st, Nov. 7th)
Location: Dance Studio (Off Gymnasium)
Fee: $150.00 resident $175 Non-Resident

Registration will open September 4th 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.