If you’re searching for a new activity, then fencing might just be the sport for you and the place to go is the Bucks County Academy of Fencing.
Fencing is good for all individuals, regardless of age or fitness level. It emphasizes agility, alertness, strength and endurance, increases balance, coordination, flexibility and both aerobic and anaerobic fitness and helps with mental agility and cardiovascular health.
The BCAF has two locations; one in Lambertville, N.J. and the other in Hatfield. The Lambertville location was hit hard by Hurricane Ida, and has been closed since September 2nd. Repairs will be completed by the end of November and will re-open December 1st..
If you’d like to give fencing a try, the BCAF offers a ‘Taste of Fencing’ program which is a 60-minute lesson once a week for three weeks for $125. Equipment is provided and each student receives a fencing glove that is theirs to keep.
This program offers newcomers an overview of fencing, so they can decide if they’d like to continue with the sport before making a big commitment of time and money.
“There are so many benefits to fencing,” said Mark Holbrow, the head fencing master at BCAF. “It sharpens your agility, balance, reflexes and your mind, and it’s a really good form of exercise.
“Fencing is for everyone; no matter what your age or fitness level, there’s a place for you if you’re interested in learning an exciting, fun sport.”
As fencers improve, they will have the opportunity to compete. The BCAF has produced a number of national champions, some of whom teach in the program, and some younger BCAF students have gone on to fence in college.
Experienced fencers are also welcome, whether to brush up on their skills or get back into competition form.
BCAF offers classes in epee, foil and sabre for all ages and abilities.
Go to our website bcaf.com to learn more or call 215-862-6112 to register for a class. PHOTO CAP: LUNGE into something new with Fencing this season.