Fencing instructions for children and teens!


Kids Can Fence brings affordable and professional fencing opportunities to school age children and teens. Centrally located in the Stirling section of Long Hill Township in the southern tip of Morris County, NJ, Kids Can Fence offers lessons with flexible scheduling tailored to meet individual needs.

Spring 2016 Schedule

The Spring session runs from February 29th to June 18th. Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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2016 Summer Camps

Kids Can Fence is offering six weekly sessions throughout the summer season. Multiple camp discounts and pay per day options are available.

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Free Trial

New to fencing? Interested in a no obligation trial? Sign up for our free trial lesson.

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In The News

2016 Frosh-Soph Winners 02/06/2016
Congratulations to our Skyline Conference Frosh-Soph winners!
Kip Degeorges: 3rd place Freshmen Sabre boys
Jacqueline Lee: 2nd place Freshmen Sabre girls
Emily Krouk: 4th place Sophomore Sabre girls
Graham Matthews: 3rd place Sophomore Epee boys
Max Kosempel: 4th place Sophomore Epee boys
Chris Silva 2nd individual boys sabre 02/01/2016
Chris placed 2nd in individual sabre boys at the High School District competition.
Ian Blakeskee earns his C15 10/18/2015
Ian finished 14th at Cobra Challenge RJCC (A3 event) and earned his C.
Cole Degeorges earns his B15 08/08/2015
Cole finished 3rd at USFA New York State Fencing Championships (A2 event) and earned his B.

Our Saturday three hour class is geared toward middle school and high school aged students; the one hour class is geared toward elementary aged students. Our popular Intermediate/Advanced Saturday class focuses on strength training and drills; the last hour is dedicated to bouting.

  • Wednesdays 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM: Intermediate/Advanced 2 hour class.
  • Fridays 5:40 - 6:40 PM: Beginner/Intermediate 1 hour class. NOTE THE NEW TIME
  • Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM (sabre) and 12 PM to 3 PM (point weapons): Intermediate/Advanced 3 hour class
  • Mondays are dedicated to open bouting and private lessons.

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Stirling.

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Welcome to Ridge Middle School Fencing Team sponsored by Kids Can Fence. The program is open to any student in grades 6-8 with or without fencing experience and to all weapons. Practice fencing with classmates from Bernards Township and compete against other middle school fencing teams in the geographic area. The team is all about learning and/or improving your fencing skills and at the same time having competitive fun.

New this season: our team practice venue is moving to the auditorium at the Shrine of St Joseph in Stirling for Friday practices only. The space is large enough to accommodate the entire team. All fencers are encouraged to come to practice on this day together. For students who absolutely cannot attend Fridays, you may still come for instruction on Wednesdays. Wednesday practices will be held in our home location at the First Presbyterian Church of Stirling. Friday fencers may come Wednesdays for make-ups. Wednesday fencers may come Fridays for make-ups. In addition to practices there are 8-10 meets this season. Parents are responsible for driving their children to and from practices as well as to and from meets.

When: Fridays: 3:30 – 5:30 commencing 12/5 and ending 2/27.

Alternate day for members who cannot attend on Fridays is Wednesday: 3:30 – 5:30 commencing 12/3 and ending 2/25.


Fridays: The Shrine of St. Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ 07980. Wednesdays: The First Presbyterian Church of Stirling, 158 Central Avenue, Stirling, NJ 07980

Cost: $ 375.00

Coach: Eric Kirberger

Equipment Requirements: Practice equipment: jacket, glove, mask, chest protector, plastron, and electric weapon of choice. Competition equipment: above practice equipment plus knickers, corresponding body cord, lames for foil or sabre fencers, head cord and sabre mask if a sabre fencer. Students new to fencing with an undeclared weapon (epee, foil or sabre) may borrow a club weapon and a lame if needed for their first season.