As of 12:00am 3-16-2020 the city of Santa Cruz issued a directive for residents to Shelter In Place.
As such, there will be no fencing until the Shelter In Place directive has been rescinded.
Tuition due dates will be moved forward accordingly.
Classes will continue as scheduled.
Please review this website often. Any changes to the schedule will be reflected here.
Fencers are urged to purchase, clean and maintain their own personal gear.
Fencers should invest in a personal mask, jacket, and glove. Intermediate and advanced students should also purchase knickers, lame, electric foil, body cord, underarm protector and a fencing bag to protect and carry gear.
Click HERE for additional information on gear purchase.
Fencers who have not yet purchased their own gear will be assigned a numbered mask, jacket and glove which only they should use.
Club gear will be washed/ cleaned/ wiped with anti-viral products in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Moving forward, Adult Beginner Fencing will be combined with Advanced fencing classes Saturdays 10:30 – noon.
Foilists that would like some extra time on the fencing strip are invited to audit my Saturday class from 10:30-12:00. Epeeists are invited to join my Adult class from 9:00am to 10:30. Unless otherwise scheduled, the gym will close at 12:00pm.
- Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
- Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
- Saturday, December 30th, 2017
and Yes Fencing thereafter…
No fencing Saturday December 24th
Outside of that, it’s fencing as usual =)
I resisted successfully for years, but finally had to remit.
Our continued club growth (combined with the new addition to my family… aka “The Gibson Effect”) has made it difficult for me to keep the paperwork straight. So, after considerable research, I decided on an online payment process program best suited to streamline and automate our tuition gathering and scheduling processes.
Moving forward, new and existing students will sign up and login to Zen Planner to sign up and pay for classes and private lessons. The system will require online signing of a waiver for both new and current students. It will record attendance, send receipts for payments, will send automated renewal reminder emails and more.
Additionally, if you wish to automate and streamline YOUR life a little, together we can set the system to automatically charge your credit or debit card or ACH transfer straight from your bank account.
My Thanks and Appreciation
Once again, I cannot express how honored and lucky I feel to be your fencing coach. I could not have imagined a better life for myself than to show others what a great sport we get to enjoy. Our forthcoming years will be filled with much learning laughter and joy, and I am beyond happy and proud that you continue to choose allow Salle Santa Cruz/ Monarch Fencing be a part of it.
Just a note that our Saturday hours have changed. New hours are:
- Beginning Adult Fencing: Sat, 9:00am to 10:30 am.
- Competitive fencing: Sat, 10:30am-12:30pm
- All level, all weapon Open Fencing: 12:30-2:00pm
This will allow my Beginning class the entire gym to train while allowing the competitive class to easily transition to open fencing.
Hope to see you this Saturday!