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).

Because this activity carries some inherent risks, we ask that students be over 16 years old. Students 12 and older are welcome, but only if they bring an adult partner authorized by their parent(s) or guardian with whom to practice. Because PVFA in Easthampton is a separate business, we ask that new students be at least 18 years old.

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:

This waiver printed and signed

Athletic clothing (No shorts, please!)

A cup (for those who are anatomically male)

Water bottle

Sneakers (flat soled low-tops are better)

Worcester, MA

Worcester Fencing Club

243 Stafford Street

Worcester, MA 01603

Tuesdays (classical weapons, canne/bâton, and one-handed historical weapons including rapier and sabre) 7:15–8:45pm

Women's/LGBTQ group 10 am
Sundays (bâton for beginners; longsword for everyone else) 11 am–12:30

Easthampton, MA

Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy

94 Cottage Street

Easthampton, MA 01027


Mondays 6:00-8:00pm

NOTE: PVFA requires monthly membership for ongoing classes.