Intermediate/Advanced

Intermediate/Advanced Classes

PictureIntermediate and Advanced fencers may, with coach approval, join one of the Windy City Fencing teams, which practice multiple times each week.   Alternatively, older beginning students, and students interested in fewer practices each week, may join team practices once or twice a week, with coach permission.  

While equipment is available, Intermediate and especially Advanced fencers will want to purchase their own equipment.  The WCF coaches can help you decide when and what to buy.
FEN-804 Intermediate Fencing 
Ages: 10-12
Member/Non-Member: $290/$335
Includes 1 practice per week (except Saturdays)
See Silver Team Practice Schedule
Location: Drucker Center
Dates: September 5-December 3

FEN-805 Advanced Fencing 
Ages: 13-18
Member/Non-Member: $310/$355
Includes 1 practice per week (except Saturdays)
See Gold Team Practice Schedule
Location: Drucker Center
Dates: September 5-December 3

Register for Intermediate and Advanced Fencing HERE


Team Fencing

Want to train hard, compete locally, nationally, and internationally, and/or advance more rapidly with your fencing than one practice a week allows?  Windy City Fencing offers three different TEAMS for various age groups and skill levels. 

At the Menomonee Club these fencing teams provides an intensive fencing experience that will improve your skills quickly. The team classes are fun and educational with games, drills, and a lot of fencing! This program is designed to provide students with training and private lessons to prepare them for national-level competition. Taught by Tsanko Hantov and Windy City Fencing.

FEN-801 Gold Team
Ages: 13-18
Member/Non-Member: $250/$275 per month
Practices: Practice 4 out of 4 days
Monday 7:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00-9:00 pm
Friday 6:30-9:00 pm (Gold open to all fencers)
Saturdays 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Location: Drucker Center

FEN-802 Silver Team 
Ages: 10-12
Member/Non-Member: $250/$275 per month
Practices: Practice 3 out of 4 days
Monday 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 pm
Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday 10:00-11:30 am
Location: Drucker Center

FEN-803 Bronze Team 
Ages: 8-10
Member/Non-Member: $150/$175 per month
Practices: Practice 2 out of 3 days
Monday 4:30-5:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 pm
Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm
Location: Drucker Center

Private Lessons

Fencers who want to advance more quickly often supplement group lessons with private one-on-one lessons.  Private lessons are especially important for those fencers who want to start competing or who are already fencing at the regional, national and/or international levels. 

In a private lesson, the coach focuses on building a solid foundation through mastery of basic skills as well as developing new, more advanced skills.  The fencer then practices those skills in group bouting and competitions. One or two short private lessons each week are included as part of a teammembership, but most beneficial is a weekly half-hour private lesson with one of the coaches.

Please talk to or e-mail Coach Tsanko about private lessons.

Friday Night Fencing!

PictureFriday nights are reserved for Open Fencing at the Windy City Fencing Club House at 1515 N. Dayton.  All Intermediate and Advanced fencers are welcome!  No charge for members of WCF competitive teams; others pay just $10 for an evening of challenging and fun fencing.  Grab your gear and join us — Fridays, 6:30-9:00.