Courtesy and respect for other members, guests, and the great traditions of fencing are
expected of all members.


All Augusta Fencers Club members must also be USFA members at some level (from the $10
annual fee basic members category through the professional level with the mandatory
background check required of all instructors in the club). This is a requirement of club
membership in the United States Fencing Association.


All club members are expected to make progress towards owning their own equipment. Club
members are also expected to keep their equipment clean and in good working order.
Members are more than welcome to find their own equipment sources. All responsibility for
such equipment is the memberʼs own, though we are happy to give advice on such purchases.
Equipment is also available through the club. Typically our prices are the vendorʼs catalog
prices, with the club picking up the shipping charges. Special orders may be an exception. The
club assumes responsibility for equipment purchased through the club.


Access to the armoury is included in the club dues; members are highly encouraged to use their
own tools. If the shop tools are used, all such tools must be returned to their proper storage
slots; safety glasses must be worn when using grinders or electrical cutting tools; personal tools
and/or equipment left in the shop (except for blades left in the acetone pipes) are subject to
confiscation and a storage fee/fine. Small parts are available for purchase on the honor system.
The exercise equipment is available for use by all members and parents. Please use this
responsibly -- children using the equipment must be supervised. Instruction in the use of the
equipment is available on request.


Lockers are available for the storage of personal equipment for $10 per month. No personal
equipment except that in the shop for repairs or in one of the rented lockers may be left in the
club overnight. Lockers and their contents must be kept clean.


Weapon-specific classes of 50 minutes are offered weekly; these consist of a combination of
instructional exercises, partnered drills, and supervised competitive fencing. Participants are
encouraged to stay after class and continue to free-fence. Any and all youth fencers are
welcome to also participate in the adult class at no extra charge.


Private lessons are 20-25 minutes in length and are generally scheduled weekly in consultation
with the instructor. Students are financially responsible for whatever time-slot has been
arranged for.


Bills are posted at the end of each month, and are due when posted. Timely payment thereof
(i.e., within the first week of the month) is highly appreciated.


Membership categories in the Augusta Fencers Club are as follows:


Basic Membership -- $50.00 per month
Club membership
Footwork classes
Unlimited access to facilities, free fencing during open hours.
Basic USFA membership required

 

Bronze Plan -- $100.00 per month
Club membership
Weekly Competition class
Unlimited access to facilities, free fencing during open hours.
Basic USFA membership required


Silver Plan -- 135.00 per month
Club membership
One weekly lesson (additional lessons at $25.00 may be arranged)
Unlimited access to facilities, free fencing during open hours.
Basic USFA membership required


Gold Plan -- $125.00 per month
Club membership
Weekly Competition Class
One weekly lesson (additional lessons at $25.00 may be arranged)
Competitive USFA membership required
Participation in out-of-town tournaments is highly encouraged


The Youth Intermediate Competition Foil Class meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM. The Adult
Intermediate Competition Foil Class meets on Wednesdays at 6:30. The Intermediate Sabre class meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. The Advanced Competition Foil Class meets on Thursdays at 7:00 PM.