Caliburn Fencing Club teaches the sport of fencing in the Milwaukee area. Descended from the duel, fencing is a sport of speed, skill, and quick thinking. All skill levels, from beginner to expert,are welcome. Don't know anything about the sport of fencing? Click HERE for more information.
Our main venue for open practice, lessons, and some classes is:
Plymouth Church Gym, 2717 E. Hampshire, Milwaukee, WI (2 blocks east of UWM off of Downer Ave.)
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In addition, we offer a number of classes, as well as small group training sessions, time for individual lessons, and special events at:
The Zeisig Fencing Center, in the Milwaukee Enterprise Center, 2821 N. Fourth Street, Milwaukee, WI, Suite 436.
Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm
Wednesdays, 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturdays, noon- 2 pm
Sundays, 2 pm - 4 pm
Weekend Practices may be affected by tournaments. See the monthly practice schedule for more information. Beginners' courses are offered throughout the year.
Practice Format: Wednesdays and Saturdays, especially when beginners' courses are in session, will feature the greatest amount of organized instruction: group warm up and class/drills at the start of each session, followed by open fencing. Mondays and Sundays are oriented more towards open fencing. Individual lessons can be taken at any practice, subject to the instructor's schedule. Club tournaments are occasionally held Sunday afternoons. The club has 6 strips that can be set up, including 3 3-weapon strips.
Instruction: Warm-up, footwork, and drill sessions are held at the start of practice. Individual lessons are available from our coaches following warm-up exercises. Fencing Master Tony Gillham gives lessons, as does Joe Biebel, a member of U.S. World Championship teams, 2002, 2003, and 2005 US Veterans 50 National Champion, and 2003 FIE Veterans 50 World Champion.
Basic club fees are $55 per month or $10 per session. The 8 week beginners' courses offered at various dates over the year cost $70, or are included as a part of some membership tiers. Training Packages including club membership and individual lessons are also available, or lessons can be purchased separately. Fees include use of equipment for practice and competition. The full club price structure is available here.
You can get in touch with Caliburn either by calling the club phone at 414-870-1885 and leaving a message on the voice mail, or by e-mailing Dave Neevel at Neevel@execpc.com .
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