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Fencing, Adult Program (Ages 18+)

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Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect.  
About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.”
Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences.

For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at or (978) 210-2711.

Option 1: Purchase New Equipment
Michael Tarascio recommends Fencing Gear, Inc.
Starter Sets:
Add Plastic Chest Protector (Suggestion: Male for both males and teen girls).
The total cost is approximately $200.00.
Please click on (Do you need sizing help). If one chooses to purchase and needs assistance, Michael Tarascio is available at to help.
Option 2: Rent Equipment from Coach Michael
$50.00 plus a $100.00 deposit for an 8-week session.
I will set up appointments for you and your fencer in 15-minute slots for those who need rental fencing gear. Fencers will be fitted for equipment. Fencers will take the equipment home with them. At the end of the last class, the deposit will be issued upon returning the fencing gear to Coach Michael.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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