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Fencing at CAA

Olympic-style modern fencing taught by award-winning Coach Thomas Knowles!

Unleash Your Inner Champion!

Interested in learning more about the ancient and fascinating sport of Fencing? You've come to right place!! If you're new to Fencing, please read through this page's info carefully. It will answer most of your questions. THEN, please call Coach Tom at 901-258-1075 if you have further questions and are ready to unleash your inner Zorro!

Seniors Fence!

Learn to Fence!

Learn To Fence (LTF) is where ALL new fencing students begin!

It is a ONE-TIME introductory trial class for ages 8-99+, boys/girls, male/female. It is taught by Coach Thomas Knowles, National Fencing Finalist and Certified Professional Coach/Director.

This hour long class introduces students to some fencing history, presents basic foundational positions, instills proper movements, and begins teaching correct blade skills. LTF students also get to handle all of the equipment we use when fencing. Most fun of all, LTF students get a chance to Fence during their FIRST class!




The purpose of this class is to answer most, if not all, questions that beginners have by introducing the basics of modern fencing and bringing it together by sparring at the end of the hour. On the other side of the class, the student WILL KNOW if this is something they're like to develop, train, and ultimately, compete in - as a personal sport hobby.

Fencing offers great cardio conditioning, develops eye-hand coordination, reaction times, solidifies equilibrium issues, and fosters healthy attitudes towards 'losing' and learning. But it is something you must DO not just watch or read about - in order to gain all of these benefits.

Come...let us help to unleash your inner champion!

Girl Scouts Fencing!

Ready to Give It a Try?

When is the Learn to Fence class offered?
Any Sat** from 9-10am. (PLEASE call ahead @ 901-258-1075 to book a spot)

Where is the class offered?

Only at Collierville Arts Academy, 1990 W. Poplar Ave, Ste 105, 38017. (Next to Enterprise Rentals and Jin’s Donuts on Poplar - just east of the Houston-Levee/Poplar intersection)

How much does it cost?
$50 per person. (If you have a group of 4 or more family/friends who wish to take the LTF, we can arrange special pricing)

What do I wear or bring?
Just wear basic fitness clothing and sport/tennis shoes. No need to purchase ANY equipment - we will supply all of that!

Is there any paperwork?

CLICK HERE to download a PDF overview and info release form for you to print out and bring, along with your payment in cash or check, to your Learn to Fence class!