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Fencing Pedagogy

The SSU Fencing Pedagogy Certificate Program is one of only a small number of Fencing teacher's training programs offered by institutions of higher learning in the U.S. Fencing is one of the oldest physical training disciplines. Practitioners develop an exceptionally high level of mental and physical acuity in tactical skills and rapid reflect responses. This course includes practical experience in the giving and receiving of fencing lessons as well as translating that knowledge to bouting practice. Students will learn how to teach students of every level of accomplishment from beginning to advanced competitor. The program is intended for experienced fencers wanting to earn credentials that qualify them to coach and teach fencing. The knowledge and skills students gain by taking the course include:

  • Mastery of fencing theory
  • Practice in the Italian fencing tradition
  • Knowledge of how to run a club or fencing program
  • Familiarity with alternative fencing venues such as theatrical and historical fencing