The Westfield Fencing Club, a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, is currently registering students for the new session of classes and bouting for beginning, intermediate and advanced fencers in sabre, foil and epée, using electronic scoring equipment.
“Fencing is a rapidly growing sport that helps all participants enhance their mental abilities while getting some great exercise. More important, it’s just plain fun, and that’s what we concentrate on at our club,” said Ron Margulis, head coach of the Westfield Fencing Club.
Margulis, joined by coaches Jerry Duffey, Charlie Dooley, David Liss, Joe Zanko and Don Satchell, will not only teach the skills involved in this sport, but also help prepare students to participate in competitions.
Classes are on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. for beginners and 7:30 p.m. for intermediate and advanced students, and on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. for beginners and 10 a.m. for intermediate and advanced fencers. All new students must attend the first day of classes on either Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday at 9 a.m. for proper placement and time.
Fencing classes are open to students aged 10 and older, as well as to adults. The program consists of 30 one-hour lessons at All Saints’ Church, 559 Park Ave., Scotch Plains.
Fencers are asked to wear loose-fitting clothing and white-soled sneakers to all classes. Fencing equipment is available for rental.
Students must pre-register with the NJWA before attending class. For additional information, log on to www.njworkshopforthearts.com, visit the NJWA studios at 150-152 East Broad St., Westfield, or phone 908-789-9696.