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New for 2014!
Competitive Club Pass - unlimited monthly fencing, plus a weekly private lesson. This will give your fencing a turbo boost! Coaches will help you set goals and select upcoming tournaments.
Fencing for Grownups Class - February 2014 and will meet Mondays from 7 - 8 PM. Been thinking about picking up a sword? (You know who you are :). This is the class you've been waiting for! Great for beginning fencers. *Club Pass students welcome.
Alta Heights - this after school class begins 1/30/14 and will meet Thursdays from 2:40 - 3:40 PM. Contact the school to sign up.
The Napa Valley Fencing Academy serves students throughout the Napa Valley. We currently offer classes in Angwin, St. Helena, Yountville, Browns Valley, and Napa. Our goal is to introduce students of all ages to the joys of fencing. We offer a well-rounded approach to fencing that includes developing fencing techniques, footwork, directing, and good sportsmanship. The NVFA motto is "Effort is the Best Talent!" Students of all levels, who train hard, will enjoy the best results.
Letter from Coach Jana
Our competitive program is in full swing for 2014. We have had some great tournaments so far! Interested students can talk with a coach to get more information. Thanks to all of our students and their families for their continued support of NVFA and the sport of fencing! And thanks to our fabulous coaching staff. Hope to see you at the club!
Head Coach Jana Wick has over twelve years of fencing experience. She has fenced competitively on a national level in foil (divisions I and II) and epee (division II). Jana has trained in the United States as well as in France and Italy. Over the past ten years, she has instructed students of all ages in Marin, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and the Napa Valley. Jana has been privileged to train extensively with fencing Maestros and former Olympians. She is also a professional member of the USA Fencing Association.
Jana has lived in the Napa Valley all of her life and currently resides in the Angwin area with her husband and
Coach Kai Morgan has over eight years of fencing experience and has been coaching for the past five years. Many of you will know Kai from our summer Fencing Programs and Camps. Kai has fenced competitively in foil and epee and trained in all three fencing weapons. He is a professional member of the USA Fencing Association. When Kai is not fencing or teaching, he enjoys historical fencing on the weekends.
Kai lives in Napa and is a student at Napa College.
Coach Brian Murray has over ten years of fencing experience. He has fenced competitively in epee and now also fences foil. He is a rated fencer and a professional member of the USA Fencing Association. Brian currently teaches at our Browns Valley Class and our Yountville Advanced Class. He lives in Napa with his wife and two sons. We are thrilled to have an epee coach added to the NVFA Team!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need any previous experience?
No! We are happy to welcome beginning students. You will be fencing by the end of your first class.
Do I have to buy my own gear?
All standard gear is provided. For students who wish to purchase their own equipment, we are happy to assist you in determining sizes and selections to best meets your needs. Club orders are completed each month. Talk with one of our coaches for details.
What if I want to compete?
Most fencing sessions include an in-class tournament. We also offer monthly "Team Events" the first Saturday of the month. Students can register for this event with the Napa Recreation Departmen
t. For students who are interested in competing more regularly, there is an excellent local tournament circuit, The Bay Cup. Check with your coach for tournament schedules or find out more on AskFred.
Where can I find out more about US fencing?
There are excellent sources of information on line. From the United States Fencing Association site to Fencing World Cup Events on U tube.