* A 24 hour cancellation policy applies.  This means that lessons and private classes cancelled within 24 hours will be charged and forfeited.  

Competitive Fencers - COACHING

At CFA the goal is to help all fencers achieve their goals, both personal and competitive.  As part of the CFA team, I ask that you consider these policies.


The following apply to all of CFA fencers, both local and national.  Any fencer is welcome to fence at CFA open fencing sessions or to take classes or clinics at CFA (with payment of the appropriate fees). 


CFA charges a fee to fencers for coach’s travel, and require that all fencers traveling to a tournament split all the coach’s travel expenses among them.  The standard coaching fee is $50 per event fenced for any tournament.  For example, if a fencer fences Y12 and Y14 foil at a youth NAC, the coaching fee will be $100.

Traveling expenses include airfare, lodging, and a $40 per diem, which helps cover food, taxis, etc.

Expected coaching fee per fencer can be determined by the time of the tournament’s entry deadline.

Youth, Cadet, and Junior fencers need to consult with their coach about attending their first RYC, SYC, NAC, or Summer Nationals.  Fencer should always consult their coach regarding the appropriateness of the tournament and which events to fence before registering for an RYC, SYC, NAC, or the Summer Nationals.
The coach will set coaching priorities for each day’s events.  Despite best efforts, not everyone will get equal time at every tournament.  In general, fencers new to a particular level of competition will get more attention in the warm-up and pools.  More experienced fencers will get more attention in the DE’s.  CFA coach is experienced and knowledgeable and will do her absolute best to set priorities in the best interests of the fencers at any given tournament.

​​​USA Fencing Membership:

USA Fencing is the governing body of all fencing activity in the United States.  Per USA Fencing requirements, every fencer that registers for the beginner level must become a member of USA Fencing to be covered by insurance. New fencers should register here and show membership at the first class. Non-competitive USA Fencing membership costs  $10 per fencing season. Fencers can upgrade to the USA Fencing competitive membership level prior to first competition ($70 per season). Season goes from August 1 through July 31st.

​​​​Beginner Program​

  • 6 private lesson package - by appointment


Intermediate Program​

  • 2 practices/week - Tue & Thu 6:00-7:30PM
    • 8 group sessions/month


Advanced Class

  • 1 practice/week - Thu 7:30-9:00PM

Advanced Program

  • 2-3 practices/week - Tue & Thu 6:00-7:30PM
                                    - Thu 7:30-9:00PM
  • 1 private lesson/week - by appointment
    • ​8 group sessions & 4 private lessons/month​


Competitive Program

  • 2-3 practices/week​
  • 1 conditioning session/week - by appointment
  • 2 private lessons/week - by appointment
    • 12 group sessions & 8 private lessons/month


Open Fencing



​​​​CFA Membership Rates:

​Individual Private Lesson*

  • ​Non-CFA members

/fencer/20 min

Individual Private Lesson*

  • CFA members

$35.00/fencer/20 min

Group Private Lesson*

  • (2-4 fencers)

$25.00/fencer/30 min

Private Class*

  • (5+ fencers)

$30.00/fencer/60 min

Private Lesson Rates:

All Sessions

6 weeks x 2 classes/week

= 12 classes per session

Cost$132 per fencer
Equipment Cost/Rental

See Equipment page

ReferralOne free Private Lesson for one referral signed up

Introduction to Fencing - After School Program Rates


Cannon Fencing Academy

*6310 S. Monaco Ct., Centennial, CO 80111*www.cannonfencingacademy.com*720-598-BOUT (2688)*patriciacannon@cannonfencingacademy.com*