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Beginner/Intermediate Fencing


Youth Recreation / Fencing -
Winter/Spring 2024

Learn the sport of fencing with Minnesota Sword Play. This class will teach the basic skills of fencing from guard, basic blocks, and attacks. All equipment and gear will be provided.

Students will participate in a tournament on the last day and compete for a prize. Students must show up on time for the last day to compete. 

Instructor

Maria Benford


Sword Play's owner and main coach, Maria Los Angeles Hechavarria Benford, is an Internationally Trained and ranked fencer. She is a member of the United States Fencing Association and teaches fencing at the college of Saint Catherine. Maria served as the President of the U.S.F.A., Minnesota division. Maria has taught and coached fencing to both men and women for more than 15 years and during that time has had many students gain regional distinction. Fencing is a family affair for Maria as she teaches with both her husband Gerald, and daughter Maria. 

34-150-DH3

  Maria Benford


Deephaven Elementary : Gym (Wood)
Thursdays, Mar 7 - Apr 18
6:00 - 7:00 PM

  No Class Apr 4


Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   2nd - 5th

$ 85.00
Fee
34-150-DH4

  Maria Benford


Deephaven Elementary : Gym (Wood)
Thursdays, Mar 7 - Apr 18
7:00 - 8:00 PM

  No Class Apr 4


Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   5th - 12th

$ 85.00
Fee
34-150-DH5

  Maria Benford


Deephaven Elementary : Gym (Wood)
Thursdays, Apr 25 - May 30
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   2nd - 5th

$ 85.00
Fee
34-150-DH6

  Maria Benford


Deephaven Elementary : Gym (Wood)
Thursdays, Apr 25 - May 30
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   5th - 12th

$ 85.00
Fee