In an effort to expand the love of fencing across our great state of North Carolina, Mid-South is pleased to support a new program at the Belle Johnson Community Center in Pineville, NC. All classes will be in the specialized weapon of Olympic-style saber. Equipment is included in the class cost. Open fencing (bouting) will be included afterwards as part of the class fee. Local saber fencers in the area can drop-in for “open bouting” as we will have one current electric scoring box to start out and of course fencing old school “dry” as we build the club’s equipment. Cost for local saber fencers is $15 for open bouting. Drop-in fencers must bring your own equipment and have membership with USA Fencing. Open bouting for Pineville residents is $12 and classes are discounted by 10% for Pineville residents. Classes and open bouting will be held in the Bell Johnston Community Center Gym.
Dates: Classes will meet on Thursdays, Spring 8 Week Session: April 6th-May25th
Beginning Fencing (Ages 7-11) 6pm-7:00pm
Intermediate Saber, 7:00pm- 8:00pm
*Classes are subject to change due to enrollment numbers. Advanced notice will be given.
Cost is $175 per student for the 8 week session. Pineville residents receive a 10% discount. We are sorry at this time we can not offer additional discounts for family members.
This grassroots group is organized by Mark Lattimore, Marcus Crow and Jenny Crow. Mark Lattimore grew up in Charlotte and was an NCAA runner-up and two-time All-American saber fencer from UNC-Chapel Hill. Marcus Crow was four-year varsity fencer at UNC-Chapel Hill and a two-time NCAA Championship participant and is a Professional Member of USA Fencing. Both Mark and Marcus are former Assistant Coaches with the UNC Varsity Fencing Team. Jenny Crow is a fitness trainer with Charlotte Adventure Bootcamp. For more information, please contact Jenny Crow at (704) 658-7510 or via email to Clt@midsouthfencersclub.org. Formal registration will begin mid-July.
If you are in the Charlotte Metro Area and are looking to expand fencing and help grow our sport, we are looking for space and opportunities to grow fencing. Contact Jennifer Oldham or Mark Lattimore for more information.