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MEMBERSHIPS :  2016



Members are eligible for classes and private lessons, open bouting and priority registration for classes, lessons, clinics and services such as weapon repair. 

Annual Membership is available on a monthly or annual basis.  The annual term is rolling and members who join for the full year (paid in one installment) receive two months free.

*  Members may be invited to participate in BFC’s elite competition teams. 

*  For fencers under eighteen (18) years of age, group classes are required and open bouting is permitted ONLY for minors who have achieved USFA “C” and above rating and who provide parental release and express approval of BFC staff. Exceptions to the rating requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Only fencers who have completed the Beginner classes, or have equivalent fencing experience, may apply for Basic Membership.  Fencers with basic membership must have their own practice equipment (mask, jacket, weapon, glove, knickers, plastron). Visiting guests and full-time undergraduate students who attend open bouting are not required to become BFC members.

Membership allows fencers to represent BFC at competition tournaments and access to experienced competition strip coaches.

Membership benefits include:

  • Use of facilities (Timonium and Columbia)
  • Association with a close-knit group of diverse and curious people who love the sport of fencing and share resources
  • Camaraderie and team spirit
  • Opportunity to fence recreational and competitive sport fencers of all ages in a friendly and courteous fencing environment.
  • Open bouting (during scheduled hours of operation)
  • Eligibility for elite team competition training if recommended by BFC coaches
  • Discount on designated fencing equipment / group orders
  • Parties and in-house activities such as birthday parties
  • Invitations to all club social functions
  • Rewards for every new member who signs up with BFC that you refer.
  • Priority registration for classes, weapon repair, and in-house clinics and information seminars such as:
    • armory clinic
    • referee clinic
    • rules study sessions
    • sports psychology clinics
    • youth/college/local/national/regional fencing

Basic Individual Membership………………………………………............…$60/month* or $600/year.
* New Members pay first and last month (first month  will be prorated):  Subsequent months are at one-month rate, nd are due the first of each month for the following month.

Note:All Memberships are paid thirty days in advance of each month, and members may join mid-month with the fee prorated to the first of the month.  Payment may be by check, cash or on-site or on-line credit card payment. Auto-pay with a credit card or automatic account debit is also available beginning September 1, 2012. Cancellation requirements and refund/credit limitations apply. New members are assessed a registration fee and required to pay for the first two months, followed by their continuing monthly fee.

USA Fencing membership (minimum non-competitive level) is required by all individual members of Baltimore Fencing Center. 

 

Beginner Membership

Beginner fencers (who are graduates of BFC Introductory Learn To Fence class or with limited prior experience) participate in one (1) group class per week.

  • Classes are on a rolling schedule and are scheduled by age (child, youth and adult) as ON-GOING classes. 
  • Beginner classes stress fencing foundations, with emphasis on proper form, technique, etiquette and sportsmanship.  Child and Youth classes also stress character development, focus, concentration and self-confidence.
  • NO Open Bouting privileges.
  • Participants receive written evaluations periodically, and may advance to Intermediate Level classes at any time with approval of the Coach.

Beginner Membership 

(No Open Bouting & Includes mandatory USFA non-competitive membership fee).................................$95/month*.

New Members pay first and last month (first month will be prorated.) :Subsequent months are at one-month rate and are due the first of each month for the following month.
Note: All Memberships are paid thirty days in advance of each month, and members may join mid-month with the fee prorated to the first of the month.  Payment may be by check, cash or on-site or on-line credit card payment.  Auto-pay with a credit card or automatic account debit is also available beginning September 1, 2012. Cancellation requirements and refund/credit limitations apply.

USA Fencing membership (minimum non-competitive level) is required by all individual members of Baltimore Fencing Center. 


 


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