Getting Started

Welcome to Mid-South! As you browse our website you will find yourself asking a very important question, “Where will I fit in”?

If you are currently a fencer and considering Mid-South as a new home, head on over to our membership information page.

Your first fencing class – What to expect?

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Mid-South starts fencers as young as seven years old, all the way through adult-aged. It’s never too late to pick up a sword and try out the sport!  Beginning classes are fast-paced,  6-week courses, small in size, and designed to introduce the fundamentals of fencing in a fun, exciting, and supportive atmosphere. Our summer camps are also a popular way for kids (and parents) to see if fencing might be a good sport to invest your time and energy.

Scheduled throughout the year, a beginner group class tuition is $150 and all the equipment is included. If you are unsure about a full commitment to a group class, please register as an unpaid participant online or in person at our club, and you can decide after the first class.

Please come dressed in athletic clothing, wearing toe covering shoes and willingness to have fun trying something new! Schedule packed? You also have the option to take 6 individual introductory 1:1 lessons (for 20 minutes each) with one of our coaches for $240. If you want to get into the sport fast, take the classes and lessons combined to get best start.

2019-2020 Fall/Winter/Spring Group Introductory Class Schedule:

Intro to Olympic Fencing: Ages 7 through 12, Mondays – 4:00-5:00pm 

Intro to Olympic Fencing: Ages 9 through 14, Thursdays – 5:30-6:30pm

Intro to Olympic Fencing: Age 13 through Adult, Fridays – 7:00-8:00pm 

Intro to Medieval Longsword (must be 14 or older), Tuesdays – 7:30-8:30pm

Saturday Family Fencing (ages 9 – adult) noon-1pm. Reigster a single child or adult can register, but this class parents and children can take together!

After you take a beginner class or camp you can begin to specialize your skills as part of our Mid-South Academy. Our youth program specializes in saber, but we have expanded our program to offer epee beginning at age 13.

 How do I register for a Beginner Class?

Please visit the link that takes to our customized MindBody Online website or Download our APP for Android or Apple). You will be asked to create a login allowing you to register for a beginner class, lessons or camp.  If you are registering your child, please provide your child’s name.  For support please contact or call Jeff at 919-800-7886 with questions. Mindbody runs on Java, please be sure your browser is running the most recent version (you can check here.)

Beginner Class Online Registration

Completed a beginner camp or class and want to know what to do next? Mid-South Fencing Academy!

To inquire about joining classes already in session or to schedule a private beginner lesson, please contact us at 919-286-3100 or by email at