August 18, 2022

Find your inner hero with fencing! Join us for free community classes, a local USA Fencing sanctioned tournament, educational seminars and more!

Over the Weekend:

8/26 (Friday) Open House Fencing for Foil and Epee 6pm – 9:00pm. Register HERE. (Members just show up and nonmembers please use pre-registration via the link.)

8/26 (Friday) Free Beginner Community Class 6:30 – 7:30pm. Tell a friend who wants to try fencing out!  We will show you the basics, suit you up, so you can get a feel of what it is like to ‘get hit’ by a sword. Ages 7 and up, parents with fencers are all welcome. Limited space, please register here if you are a new fencer. 

All DAY 8/27-8/28 THE BIG BLUE is Back! This is a sanctioned USA Fencing event for USA Fencing Members to compete and socialize. Saturday we welcome Baton Rouge Cuisine in our parking lot. 

8/29 (Monday) Facility Maintenance. We need volunteers in the afternoon and evening to help with de-scuffing our floor, setting up our armory, painting, and all-around recovery from summer. Thank you in advance! Volunteer times are 1:30-4:00pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm. Email jen@forgeteams.org to say when you can help.

Forge opened this regional training facility in February of 2022.

8/30 (Tuesday) Foil Open House 5:30-9:00pm

Meet and Greet with the foil coaches, sign up for an evaluation lesson and learn about our foil program in development. Open to members and nonmembers. Schedule:

  • 5:30pm Annual SWAP MEET begins: Buy, sell, or trade!
  • Armorer Dennis Crumpler will be onsite for armory services.
  • 5:30 PM VR Fencing Demonstration from Global Fencing Masters. They will be online until 7pm testing with fencers.
  • 6:00pm Foil Lesson Demonstration:  “From Beginner to Div I” Coaches Vince, Stephen and Jen will lead discussion and demonstrations of the stages of development in a foil fencer and work to demystify the training experience. 
  • Free Beginner Community Class 6:30 – 7:30pm .Tell a friend who wants to try fencing out!  We will show you the basics, suit you up, and let you fence so you can get a feel of what it is like to ‘get hit’ by a sword. Ages 7 and up, parents with fencers are welcome. Limited space, please register here if you are a new fencer. 
  • Open House Fencing for Foil 6pm – Until 9:00pm. Register HERE. (Members just show up and non members please use pre-registration via the link.)
  • Learn about Forge Teams and how to get involved. 
  • Sign ups for Locker Rental lottery and for Individual Lessons 
Coach Polo (right) demonstrating epee at the Fence Like A Girl! camp with her daughter in July.

8/31 (Wednesday) Epee Open House 5:30-9:00pm

Meet and Greet with the epee coaches, sign up for an evaluation lesson and learn about our epee program in development. Open to members and nonmembers. Schedule:

  • 5:30pm Annual SWAP MEET continues: Buy, sell, or trade!
  • Armorer Dennis Crumpler will be onsite for armory services.
  • 5:30 PM VR Fencing Demonstration from Global Fencing Masters. They will be online until 7pm testing with fencers.
  • 6:00pm Epee Lesson Demonstration:  “From Beginner to Div I” Coaches Vince, Polo and Jeff will lead discussion and demonstrations of the stages of development in an epee fencer and work to demystify the training experience. 
  • Free Beginner Community Class 6:30 – 7:30pm Tell a friend who wants to try fencing out!  We will show you the basics, suit you up, so you can get a feel of what it is like to ‘get hit’ by a sword. Ages 7 and up, parents with fencers are welcome. Limited space, please register here
  • Open House Fencing for Epee 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Register HERE(Members just show up and non members please use pre-registration via the link.)
  • Learn about Forge Teams and how to get involved. 
  • Sign ups for Locker Rental lottery and for Individual Lessons 

9/1 (Thursday) Saber Open House 5:30-9:00pm

Meet and Greet with the saber coaches, sign up for an evaluation lesson and learn about our saber program in development. Open to members and nonmembers. Schedule:

  • 5:30pm Annual SWAP MEET Final Day: Buy, sell, or trade!
  • Armorer Dennis Crumpler will be onsite for armory services.
  • 6:00pm Saber Lesson Demonstration:  “From Beginner to Div I” Coaches Jen and Jeff will lead discussion and demonstrations of the stages of development in a saber fencer and work to demystify the training experience. 
  • Free Beginner Community Class 6:30 – 7:30pm Tell a friend who wants to try fencing out!  We will show you the basics, suit you up, so you can get a feel of what it is like to ‘get hit’ by a sword. Ages 7 and up, parents with fencers are welcome. Limited space, please register here
  • Open House Fencing for Saber 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Register HERE (Members just show up and non members please use pre-registration via the link.)
  • Learn about Forge Teams and how to get involved. 
  • Sign ups for Locker Rental lottery and for Individual Lessons 

Fall schedule starts September 2nd! We are CLOSED LABOR DAY. We hope everyone had a fantastic summer – we look forward to training with you this fall!

Coach Caroline (right) working on her paracoaching skills over the summer at a WFencing coaching event hosted by Forge.

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