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This spring starting the week of April 8, 2019 Todd Nash will teach a 7 week series of Fencing Classes in Southern California.  Each of these classes will meet one day of the week for 1 hour.  The clinic will teach the basic skills in foil fencing including body position, footwork, attacks, right of way, and parries (defenses).  All students will start with the practice foil (as seen below) when learning the basic skills, and will quickly progress into using the foil and fence with another student (also seen in the pictures below).  All students will wear the standard protective gear when fencing with the actual foil.  This is a safe sport when done correctly with proper protective gear on. 




Equipment: No equipment purchase is required on your part for the classes.  Todd will provide all the necessary equipment.  If you would like to purchase your own equipment, Todd can refer you to a fencing supply company.  This class will give you or your kids the chance to experience fencing without a major investment on your part!  Participants should bring a handkerchief, scarf, or skull cap of some kind to wear under the mask when they fence with the protective gear on.  Masks will be shared by students in the club so everyone should wear something on their head under the mask (a scarf, bandana, or stocking cap).  It may be helpful if your student wears something with some padding such as a jean jacket, sweatshirt, or something to provide some more padding on the torso.  Fencing jackets are provided (along with fencing gloves and masks) which provide adequate protection, but some students may want extra padding on their torso.  Students can wear jeans, sweatpants, or shorts.  The sport is safe, and they will not get injured with the protective equipment on.  The class is open to boys and girls ages 5 and up, adult children, parents, relatives, etc.  Yes, mom and dad can be in the class with their kids!  Students from ANY school background may participate - pass the word to all of your friends. 




COST: For Fencing Classes the fee is $100 per student for a check or $105 for a charter school PO a BARGAIN when it comes to fencing instruction!  Check a local fencing center  for an hour of fencing with an instructor and gear included you will spend more than that $100 for one session!


Schedule:  Each class will meet once a week for 7 consecutive weeks for 1 hour on the same schedule as the other classes this year.  Class length may vary from site to site based on the number of students in each site.  Classes will start on Monday, April 2, 2018 in RIverside and the week of April 9, 2018 in all other sites, and will run 7 consecutive weeks. 


We will NOT postpone or cancel classes for wet grass or rain.  It is a light rain, we can do the class, and we don't need to postpone.  Your kids will not be too cold, and they WILL learn to overcome obstacles through doing what might not be comfortable! Bring them out!  Moms can stay in the car with a warm coffee and a friend and stay dry - let your kids get wet!


9:40-10:40         ILA Carlsbad

12:15-1:15         Riverside



9:00-10:00         Mission Viejo

10:30-11:30       Anaheim

12:00-12:55       HSCOC Costa Mesa

3:30-4:30           San Clemente



8:30-9:30           ILA Aliso Viejo Pickleball

9:40-10:40         ILA Aliso Viejo Fencing

11:30-12:30       Carlsbad

1:15-2:15           Escondido



8:30-9:30           Chino Hills

10:30-11:30       Pasadena

12:15-1:15         Torrance


See the bottom of this page for detailed directions to the locations for each park.  To sign up, go to the registration page linked to the home page.  You may contact Todd Nash at California Athletics with questions, but please register through the website.


If you are with a charter school which will pay for your class, contact your teacher and have a PO issued immediately. If I have a PO in hand prior to the class start I will not require a deposit check.  This is your responsibility as the parent to arrange!




Monday 12:15-1:15 Riverside:  Arlington Heights Sports Park.  Take 91 to Van Buren SOUTH.  After crossing Victoria, take the next left on Cleveland at the end of the park, then enter the park on the first drive on the left.  We will meet at the basketball courts.  Mapquest the intersection of Cleveland and Van Buren in Riverside. 




Tuesday 9:00-10:00 MIssion Viejo:  Costeau Park, Mission Viejo, at the intersection of Alicia and Cousteau, 200 meters west of I-5.  Turn left on Costeau, park immediately, meet at the basketball court.


Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 Anaheim/Orange:  El Camino Real Park, 400 N Main Street, Orange. Park at the basketball courts.


Tuesday 12:00-12:55 HSCOC Costa Mesa:  Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St, Costa Mesa.


Tuesday 3:30-4:30 San Clemente:  San Gorgonio Park, San Clemente.  Meet at the basketball court.




Wednesday 9:40-10:40  ILA Aliso Viejo PE Class:  5 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo.


Wednesday 11:30-12:30  Carlsbad:  Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011. When you enter the park, turn RIGHT at the T, follow the road to the far end of the parking lot on the left by the tennis courts. We will walk to the basketball courts from there.


Wednesday 1:15-2:15 Escondido:  Washington Park.  Meet on the tennis courts.



Thursday 8:30-9:30 Chino Hills:  Grand Avenue Park, 1301 Grand Avenue, Chino Hills, CA.  Just west of Pleasant Hill Dr on Grand Avenue.  Entering the park turn right in the parking lot and park immediately.  Meet in the lot and we will go to the basketball courts or the hockey rink.


Thursday 10:30-11:30 Pasadena: Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St, Pasadena.  Meet at the parking lot on Paloma, near the playground. 


Thursday 12:15-1:15 Torrance:  Guenser Park, 17800 Gramercy Pl, Torrance.  Meet at the basketball court.



If you would like a Fencing Clinic for your home school group, contact Todd and he will work with you to schedule one at your group site.


COST: For Fencing Classes the fee is $100 per student for a check or $105 for a charter school PO.  Write "Fencing", the participant's name, and the site on the memo line.  See the registration page for more details.