The Westfield Fencing Club, a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the arts, is currently registering students for 2017-2018, its 24th session, which begins on September 27. Classes and bouting for beginners, intermediate and advanced fencers will meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:30 am at All Saints’ Church, 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains.
Ron Margulis, head coach of the Westfield Fencing Club, commented that “Fencing teaches many of the things college recruiters and employers look for – determination, critical thinking, empathy, drive and courtesy. Our lessons go beyond the sport and try to influence our members to give back to the community.” In addition to Margulis, coaches Jerry Duffey, Charlie Dooley, David Liss, and Don Satchell will provide lessons, in saber, foil and epée, using electronic scoring equipment.
Students, ages 10 to adult, must pre-register with the NJWA. Fencers are asked to wear loose fitting clothing and white-soled sneakers to all classes. Fencing equipment is available for rental.
The Westfield Fencing Club is a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, a 501 © 3 non-profit organization. For additional information on this or any program of the NJWA, log on to www.njworkshopforthearts.com, visit the NJWA studios at 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield, or phone 908-789-9696.