Summertime classes and introductions to fencing are wildly popular. Fencing is fast becoming an "World" sport. For generations it has been dominated by European fencers and only in the last 5 years has the US ascended to a position of dominance. Later this year watch as the women and men of the strongest USA fencing team ever
"showing their steel" at the Olympics in Rio.
Below is the Daytime schedule for summer classes. The regular "club schedule" is on the calendar on the "schedule and fees" page.
Summer Youth Classes Sign-up Info
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Link to Sign-up Forms
Summer daytime classes are for youth fencers. All of the classes are co-ed
and designed for ages 9 through 17. You know you want to try this.
Classes must be joined in advance with all documents and payments received via “snail mail”. Sign-up must be complete and received at least 1 week before a class.
You will receive an email confirmation.
We limit the size of classes to 10 students (for quality and safety) on a first come, first serve” basis.
Classes that have less than 5 students may be cancelled and payments returned, destroyed or used for another class at the customer's discretion.
The website schedule (on the "calendar and Fees" page) has only the evening and weekend events for club members.
Here are 3 types of classes:
Novice “week-long” classes. These are 2-hour classes held at the listed time for 5 consecutive days. Novice classes include gear and instruction. If you are fencing for the first time and serious about really learning good basics, doing five straight days will give you the best opportunity to learn and improve. A week long pass is: $150.00.
Novice “once-a-week” Thursday classes. If you can’t commit to do a week long class, or can’t make 5 days in a row, this would be an excellent option for you. There are 10 possible classes. A 5-week pass is: $150.00. A 10-week pass is $250.00. Come to as many of those classes as you can.
Intermediate/Advanced “Week-long” classes. If you already have completed one of our novice courses or you are an experienced fencer, you would be eligible for this more complex and challenging class. The students in this group will vary quite a bit in skill. This is a good thing. If you do not have your own gear we will provide. A week long pass is: $150.00.
The Fencing Club Facility
MSFA has been lovingly designed and developed to be the safest and most technologically advanced club anywhere. We have 5 competition Strips and the best electronics available. Please take a look at the following video.
The instructor: Joseph Biebel
A Competitive fencer since 1968. Competing locally, nationally and internationally in foil tournaments.
State champion 25+ times, Midwest champion 8 times. National champion in my age categories 7 times.
Member of two U.S. Senior world championship team in 1983 and 1989 and also the Pan-Am team in 1989.
In Veteran (50+) competitions, World champion once, Silver medalist twice, Bronze medalist once.
USFA rated referee and a SafeSport certified coach.
What is fencing like?
Watch the video near the top of the MSFA “Home” page for a wonderful visual explanation. For those of you that have never tried this, you should know that it is a real sport. It is intense mentally and physically and emotionally.
If you are signing up for a youth or adult weeknight or weekend novice classes, or are in a class using plastic gear supplied by MSFA, go to the "Novice Program" page or the "Adult Class" page and follow those instructions
All students signing up for any level or class or membership must have a US Fencing membership for insurance purposes. Class members must have a "non-competetive" US Fencing membership.
If you are an advanced fencer (a fencer using steel equipment), we require that you have a “competitive or a non-competetive” USA Fencing membership. Here is a “railstation” Link to get you started https://www.railstation.org/USFencing/default.aspx
The MSFA club (NOT A MAILING ADDRESS) physical address is: 6814 W. Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee WI 53223
MSFA Mailing address: MSFA
130 E. Brown Deer Rd
Bayside, WI 53217
The new facility is in a single story strip mall called “Plaza Plaza”. It has excellent parking in front and behind, in a well lit lot. The mall has 2 restaurants; Schlotzsky’s Deli and the Jalisco Charcoal Grill Mexican restaurant. Additionally, there are many restaurants on Brown Deer Road within ½ mile.
The club is once again a full USA Fencing membership club, using their insurance, etc. We will be having numerous events including sanctioned tournaments open to all.
Fencing Academy's physical location is at:
6814 W. Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223
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for an accurate Google map to MSFA
The MSFA mailing Address is:
130 E. Brown Deer Road
Bayside, WI 53217
Welcome to the
Milwaukee Sport Fencing Academy (MSFA)
The MSFA is the only "dedicated" fencing facility in the state.
Our mission is to grow the sport of fencing in Milwaukee. Our primary goals are to foster fun, exercise, sport, and to secure the benefits that amateur sport can impart to children and adults.
At MSFA you can:
· Take a class
· Watch a fencing video
· Buy/Rent equipment
· Take a private lesson
· Compete in a tournament
· Fence with your friends
· Read a book from our fencing library
Stretch, warm-up, practice point control at a target
…or take a break and watch someone else work up a sweat for a while
Who Can Fence?