In response to the growth of fencing in the Birmingham area, Sports Blast and the Birmingham Fencing Club have teamed up to offer new youth and adult classes in Shelby County. The rise in the cost of transportation has made it more difficult for Shelby County residents to attend classes at the Birmingham Fencing Club in Vestavia Hills. Andrew Wages is one their advanced level fencers and brings a wealth of experience as the instructor for the new classes at Sports Blast.
Fencing classes are offered throughout the year, with the competitive season closely following the school year. The class schedule is very flexible and students can progress at their own pace. For those that enjoy competition, the Birmingham Fencing Club hosts tournaments for new students throughout the year, in a fun and relaxed environment. There will be opportunities to train with new and experienced members of the Birmingham Fencing Club as well.
Student will be required to purchase their equipment once they have signed up for classes. Class fees of $80 are payable monthly. As your skills progress, there will be opportunities to fence with the Birmingham Fencing Club at no additional cost. The cost of equipment will be $136 or $166 if you include a fencing bag to carry your gear. The Birmingham Fencing Club will help order the equipment, which includes their club discount, and is being provided at their discounted cost. You can visit the Absolute Fencing Gear web site at http://www.absolutefencinggear.com. The costs shown on their web site will approximate what you will pay, with the club discount covering the cost of shipping.
The Birmingham Fencing Club web site has additional information (the Parents page is very helpful). For more additional information on the sport of fencing, you can visit the United States Fencing Association or http://www.fencing.net
If you have any questions regarding classes at Sports Blast, please contact Andrew Wages at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Arias (Birmingham Fencing Club president) at email@example.com Or, Call: 515-3902 for more info.