You're something of a fan/booster for fencing clubs in small towns, aren't cha?
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Parents watch as their children fence during a Central Texas Fencing Club class Friday evening at the Recreational Center at Harker Heights.
Attendees face off in an sabre match during a Central Texas Fencing Club class Friday evening at the Recreational Center at Harker Heights. The group practices with three different swords: foil, epee and sabre.
Eleven enthusiasts sharpened their skills with an afternoon of fencing at the Harker Heights Recreation Center.
The Central Texas Fencing Club meets every Friday to practice basic footwork, balance movements and the rules of fencing.
The sport teaches discipline, respect and good sportsmanship, said Valerie Dudenhoefer, the instructor and a fencer for 16 years. Participants also enjoy the craft. “They bug their parents saying ‘it’s time to go fencing’.”
The participants start with the foil, which targets the torso area, the epee, which targets the entire body, and then the sabre, which targets the entire body above the waist.
The classes continue every Friday except on holidays from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost is $45 for residents and $50 for nonresidents, and all equipment is provided. Participants must be at least 7 years old. For more information, call the Harker Heights Recreation Center at 254-953-5658.
Christian Delong, 9, left, puts his helmet back on as Ben Kelpacz, 10, right, waits to start fencing during a Central Texas Fencing Club class Friday evening at the Recreational Center at Harker Heights.
John Power, 8, left, fights Matthew Ploscaru, 9, right, during a Central Texas Fencing Club class Friday evening at the Recreational Center at Harker Heights.
Seth Shepherd, 7, right, attacks an opponent during a Central Texas Fencing Club class Friday evening at the Recreational Center at Harker Heights
John Power, 8, left, and Ben Kelpacz, 10, right, point at attack during a Central Texas Fencing Club class Friday evening at the Recreational Center at Harker Heights.
Attendees go at attack during a Central Texas Fencing Club class Friday evening at the Recreational Center at Harker Heights. The group practices basic fundamentals before fencing against one another.
Post by Pru Johnson (formally Reardon) on May 30, 2020 19:14:54 GMT -6
Thanks for posting about fencing in the Harker Heights/Killeen area. I'm married now and live out in Kempner, Texas, but I teach at a high school in Killeen ISD. I was looking for fencing in the area and it's good to know it exists.
minaesfanjani: please contact me by MINA_IEEE_E@YAHOO.COM
Jul 22, 2019 0:09:48 GMT -6
minaesfanjani: Hello, I am mina and I am 31 years old ,I am going to go Edinburg Texas until next Month, I was a member of national team of IRAN,please help me for finding a club because I have time there, i wana doing fencing
Jul 22, 2019 0:08:46 GMT -6
schlager7: Bryn Ralph teaches at the junior college/
Mar 10, 2018 10:19:42 GMT -6
Thomas: Does anyone know of any fencing in Tyler, Texas?
Jan 10, 2018 12:45:06 GMT -6
pditty: Hello! Looking for any information on instruction for a child in the Tyler, TX area? Thank you!
Oct 1, 2016 18:42:43 GMT -6
mmezest1997: Hello - moving soon to Texas. My kids participate in fechten here in Germany. They are interested in continuing when we move.
Apr 10, 2016 9:33:24 GMT -6
navyfencer: To finish post started about Art Olsen, He was the originator of the "Silverton Highlands International Fencing Tournament. He will be greatly missed.
May 13, 2015 7:20:54 GMT -6
navyfencer: A sad note to older fencers, Art Olsen of Durango CO passed away in Dec. 2014. He was a friend to all, a classical fencer extrorda
May 13, 2015 7:16:19 GMT -6
navyfencer: Does anyone know the whereabout's of Patrice Caux
May 13, 2015 7:09:57 GMT -6
navyfencer: Does anyone know the whereabout's of Patrice Caux? I fenced with him during our early years in Denver
May 13, 2015 7:07:42 GMT -6
greekfire: Gyroscope balls? Who carries them?
Mar 19, 2014 6:26:24 GMT -6
bobb121: Has anyone used one of those Gyroscope balls before
Mar 18, 2014 10:41:58 GMT -6
joevisconti: What are you asking, torque?
Feb 19, 2014 7:35:44 GMT -6
torque: hey i heard about this but i never got any mor einformation! is this still living!?
Feb 11, 2014 16:48:17 GMT -6
schlager7: A lot of clubs won't go younger than 10 or 12, but a few take students as young as 7. (I know because there are competitions for youth 8 & under at some tournaments).
Aug 22, 2013 8:52:30 GMT -6
clapous71: HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE
Aug 21, 2013 16:03:30 GMT -6