Fencing instructions for children and teens!


Kids Can Fence brings affordable and professional fencing opportunities to school age children and teens. Centrally located in the Stirling section of Long Hill Township in the southern tip of Morris County, NJ, Kids Can Fence offers lessons with flexible scheduling tailored to meet individual needs. No monthly membership fees required.

Our Fall fencing session begins Friday, September 9th. 

Classes will focus on conditioning, foot work and blade work.

The Shrine of St. Joseph 
1050 Long Hill Road
Stirling, NJ 07980

Classes are held in the auditorium under the Sanctuary, enter by the double glass doors from the large parking lot. The auditorium is located on the left.

Dates: September 9th to November 23rd except October 25th and November 11th.

  • Advanced Class –for advanced middle and high school fencers (all weapons).
    This 90 min class is offered from 4:00 - 5:30 PM on Tuesdays.
    Cost: $34 per class or $310 for the season (10 classes).

  • Intermediate Class - for middle school fencers (all weapons).
    This 2 hr class is offered from 3:30 - 5:30 PM on Fridays.
    Cost: $42 per class or $390 for the season (10 classes).

  • Beginners Class - for our young fencers, elementary age(all weapons). 
    This 1 hour class is offered from 5:30 – 6:30 PM on Fridays. 
    Cost: $25 per class or $230 for the season (10 classes).

Private lessons available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Free Trial

New to fencing? Interested in a no obligation trial? Sign up for our free trial lesson.

Our Saturday three hour class is geared toward middle school and high school aged students; the one hour class is geared toward elementary aged students. Our popular Intermediate/Advanced Saturday class focuses on strength training and drills; the last hour is dedicated to bouting.

  • Wednesdays 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM: Intermediate/Advanced 2 hour class.
  • Fridays 5:40 - 6:40 PM: Beginner/Intermediate 1 hour class. NOTE THE NEW TIME
  • Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM (sabre) and 12 PM to 3 PM (point weapons): Intermediate/Advanced 3 hour class
  • Mondays are dedicated to open bouting and private lessons.

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Stirling.

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Welcome to Ridge Middle School Fencing Team sponsored by Kids Can Fence. The program is open to any student in grades 6-8 with or without fencing experience and to all weapons. Practice fencing with classmates from Bernards Township and compete against other middle school fencing teams in the geographic area. The team is all about learning and/or improving your fencing skills and at the same time having competitive fun.

New this season: our team practice venue is moving to the auditorium at the Shrine of St Joseph in Stirling for Friday practices only. The space is large enough to accommodate the entire team. All fencers are encouraged to come to practice on this day together. For students who absolutely cannot attend Fridays, you may still come for instruction on Wednesdays. Wednesday practices will be held in our home location at the First Presbyterian Church of Stirling. Friday fencers may come Wednesdays for make-ups. Wednesday fencers may come Fridays for make-ups. In addition to practices there are 8-10 meets this season. Parents are responsible for driving their children to and from practices as well as to and from meets.

When: Fridays: 3:30 – 5:30 commencing 12/5 and ending 2/27.

Alternate day for members who cannot attend on Fridays is Wednesday: 3:30 – 5:30 commencing 12/3 and ending 2/25.


Fridays: The Shrine of St. Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ 07980. Wednesdays: The First Presbyterian Church of Stirling, 158 Central Avenue, Stirling, NJ 07980

Cost: $ 375.00

Coach: Eric Kirberger

Equipment Requirements: Practice equipment: jacket, glove, mask, chest protector, plastron, and electric weapon of choice. Competition equipment: above practice equipment plus knickers, corresponding body cord, lames for foil or sabre fencers, head cord and sabre mask if a sabre fencer. Students new to fencing with an undeclared weapon (epee, foil or sabre) may borrow a club weapon and a lame if needed for their first season.