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Why Metro?

 

 

  • Unique Educational Experience

Metro Chicago Fencing Center offers a unique educational experience.  We pride ourselves on our outstanding coaching staff and their personal involvement in the fencing careers of their students.  Each fencer is unique and is given personal attention.  We strive not only to teach fencing but also to educate our students in life skills such as leadership, good sportsmanship, the ability to work as a teammate, enjoyment of lifelong exercise, patience and kindness.  We provide our students with enrichment material to supplement their practice time.  While they are not fencing they are encouraged to play a cooperative board game, read books about the human body, or assist younger or more inexperienced fencers.  Fencers also have access to an automated fencing target that gives accuracy and speed feedback. 

 

  • Team Atmosphere

We expect our fencers to see each other as teammates and to work with them as such.  We want all of our fencers to give their best in competition and expect them to be good sportsmen during practice and competitions.  We do not allow name calling or bragging designed to make other fencers feel bad.  Fencing is a very difficult sport.  We encourage our fencers to take risks to learn new skills.  This takes courage and we expect teammates to support and encourage each other. 

 

  • Professional High Level Coaching Staff

Metro Chicago Fencing Center employs a coaching philosophy taught and handed down by our own Olympic medalist Coach Boris Lukomski.  We offer lessons to fencers aged 5 and up.  If you are a long way from 5 don't worry - fencing is a life-long sport.  It is never too late to learn to fence.  Our members range in age from 5 to over 55.  If you are worried about your knees or back etc. our coaching staff is happy to work with you to reduce stress to those areas using modified footwork.

 

  • Individual Lessons

Each coach has a set number of lesson slots available.  We do not overbook lessons.  Each lesson is private, one-on-one time with your coach spent on perfecting skills and strategies.  This is the best and most efficient way to learn to fence.   

 

  • Beginning Membership

We also offer membership directed to beginners who are not yet sure what their fencing goals are.  This membership is a great opportunity to try fencing if you are wondering what is is about.  We also offer several off site classes.   

  • Special Needs

We recognize that some aspiring fencers may have some special needs.  We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have.  The fencing community is made up of many bright and unusual people!

 

  • Contact Us

If you are interested in learning how to fence, please e-mail us at manager@metrofencing.com or give us a call at (847)542-2451.  We will be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you might have.