About the School

Classical fencing is the art and science of defense, or the proper use of the sword. Students learn to fence according to the tradition of preparation for the duel with an emphasis on self preservation. As such, classical fencing requires particular attention to structure, time, and sound judgement, and a thorough understanding and strict adherence to the principles of fencing theory.

No equipment is required for the first lesson or class, all equipment requirements will be provided by the instructor.

Current Classes:

Santa Rosa, CA:
Adult Class (ages 14 and up), Mondays 6-8pm
Le Studio Danse, 534 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
For registration information please contact Instructor Nelson at 360 773-5865, or email instructor@nelsonfencingschool.com.

San Rafael, CA:
Adult Class (ages 14 and up), Tuesdays 6-7pm
Youth Class (ages 8-13), Tuesdays 5-6pm
Registration and location information available at the City of San Rafael: https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/classes/

Sausalito, CA:
Adult Class (ages 14 and up), Wednesdays 6-7pm
Youth Class (ages 8-13), Wednesdays 4-5pm
Registration and location information available at the City of Sausalito: https://www.sausalito.gov/services/recreation/programs-and-classes

Private Lessons:
Individual or small group lessons (up to 4 persons), suitable for all ages and abilities. Private lessons are held at Le Studio Danse in Santa Rosa, CA. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Instructor Nelson at 360 773-5865, or email instructor@nelsonfencingschool.com.