New Amsterdam Fencing Academy provides a comprehensive training program in the sport of fencing. From recreational fencers to national competitors, from pre-schoolers with their foam swords to teens on their high-school team and beyond, the focus at NAFA is on learning, growth, fitness, confidence and mastery. At NAFA, we stress the four complimentary elements in training a fencer: Group work (footwork and conditioning), individual lessons, practice bouting, and competitions. Group classes form the core of our program. Here, students become familiar with the fundamental movements and prerequisites of competitive fencing. The emphasis is on coordination, fitness, and basic fencing skills – a strong foundation upon which to build. Private lessons are also key to fencing success. This traditional master/apprentice format, the history of which goes back to Renaissance Europe, provides a critical element of the young fencer’s training as well as establishes a solid, long-term mentor relationship with the coach, a springboard for future competitive success. Classes for adults (18+), Juniors (11-17) and youth (9&10). Also FITKids (6-8 and 4-5) and FIT family classes (2-3).
Upper West Side – 302 West 91 st Street, New York, NY 10024
Lower East Side – Lower East Side, 59 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003
Riverdale – 5250 Fieldston Rd., Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY 10471