Dr. Mondschein teaches historical fencing classes at Worcester Fencing Club and Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy in Easthampton. These classes are available to beginners as well as experienced fencers! No special equipment is necessary; we have loaner gear. Each class begins with a warmup, proceeds with drills and exercises, and ends with optional open fencing (for those who have attained sufficient proficiency).
IMPORTANT: Classes are held in two locations. Please note that separate pricing and tuition apply to each location. We are an independent business in Worcester, but part of PVFA.
What to bring for your first class:
Athletic clothing (No shorts, please!)
A cup (for those who are anatomically male)
Sneakers (flat soled low-tops are better)
Worcester Fencing Club
243 Stafford Street
Worcester, MA 01603
Tuesdays (classical weapons, canne/bâton, and one-handed historical weapons including rapier and sabre) 6:30–8:00pm (temporarily suspended)
Saturdays (longsword) 12:30–2:00pm
Easthampton, MA (Temporarily Suspended)
Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy
94 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Thursdays (half-hour cross-training workout followed by lessons in all weapons) 6:30-8:00pm
Mondays 5:30-8:00pm (Only existing PVFA members)
NOTE: PVFA requires monthly membership for ongoing classes.