Considered by many to be the closest weapon to an actual dueling blade, epee requires its participants to think on their feet, as they make a touch. The entire body is a target area with this thrusting weapon. There is no right-of-way in epee. Like all the fencing weapons, epee provides a HIIT exercise, improves eye hand coordination, and builds strength and endurance all while executing your tactical plans.
What to expect
After completing your Beginning Fencing class you can pick your weapon.
Choose a class based on the fencers age and skill level. Are you a new fencer? The developmental classes are the place to start. All classes meet 3x a week. Competitive classes are filled by the coaches invitation. If you are serious about making this your competitive sport, weekly lessons are encouraged in addition to your class. Recreational fencers are equally welcome and receive the same great coaching. Fencers are typically able to start competing 6 to 8 months after they begin their epee classes.
Our club $200 annual membership fee and a USA Fencing Membership is required for participation in any of our fencing classes including Open Fencing and private lessons. Uniform rental is available for $35/month. You must be a Nova club member to enroll in the classes.
Meet Our Amazing Epee Coaches
Our experienced coaches foster your athletic success.
Head Coach Greg Kaidanov
Serving all of Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington & DC
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