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Youth I (Beginning) Fencing
Ages 8 to 12

Instruction in the history and basic principles of modern sport fencing, with special emphasis on techniques of the foil and epee.  Amarillo College fencing instructors are professional members of USA Fencing.  All equipment for beginning students is provided by Amarillo College.  This is a recreational fencing class.  All competitive youth fencers should register in the Youth II Class.

Instructors:  Chuck Slaughter & Bary Nusz
Russell Hall- Room 104
Monday 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Youth II (Beginning & Intermediate) Fencing
Ages 8 to 12

Student must have the instructor's permission to enroll in this class.  Instruction is on beginning and intermediate level techniques of the foil and epee.  All equipment for Youth II students is provided by Amarillo College, but students are encouraged to provide their own mask, jacket, glove and practice foil and epee if possible.  Competitive fencers ages 12 and under must provide their own competitive equipment.

Instructors:  Chuck Slaughter & Bary Nusz
Russell Hall Room 103
Monday 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 - 2:00 pm


An Introduction to Fencing
Ages 13 to Adult

This is a beginning fencing class for persons aged 13 to adult.  Instruction in the history and techniques of modern fencing, including foil, epee and sabre, with emphasis on epee.  All equipment for beginning students is provided by Amarillo College.  This is a recreational fencing class.  Those wishing to fence competitively should visit with the instructors and, if approved, register in the more advanced adult fencing class.

Instructors:  Chuck Slaughter & Bary Nusz
Russell Hall Room 104
Thursday 6:45 - 9:00 pm


Intermediate / Advanced Fencing
Ages 13 to Adult

Techniques of advanced principles of modern fencing, including foil, epee, and saber.  All intermediate and advanced fencing students are required to be outfitted in full USFA regulation standard uniform and all necessary equipment.  Prerequisite:  At least two semesters of "An Introduction to Fencing" and/or permission of the instructor is required to register for this class.  The first half of Thursday classes are review of basic techniques and development of the skills of the referee and judge by interaction with beginning fencers during the beginning fencing class.  The second half of Thursday classes and the full class on Friday, Saturday, and Monday is intermediate and advanced training.

Instructor:  Chuck Slaughter
Russell Hall Room 104
Monday 9:30 - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 - 11:00 pm (Individual Lessons & Tournaments)

A Note about the relationship of ACFA to the Amarillo College fencing classes:

The Fencing Classes at Amarillo College are part of the curriculum of the Personal Enrichment (aka Leisure Studies or Continuing Education) Department of Amarillo College.  While many individual members of AC Fencing Association (ACFA) are involved as instructors for the fencing classes and even registered as students, ACFA is a completely separate organization.   ACFA requires all ACFA fencers to register for the appropriate AC Fencing Class.


If you have questions about the Fencing Classes at Amarillo College, please contact Chuck Slaughter at