Take a stab at Fencing.
All fencing equipment provided!
6 class beginner series - Cost $80
Classes starting regularly!
Meet the team. We would love to have you join us!
Located at 15639 Madison Ave, Lakewood Ohio, 216-227-DUEL (3835)
We offer fencing instruction for students ages 7 thru adults.
We are the only Cleveland area club that offers group instruction in
All Three Disciplines: Foil, Epee and Saber
Our beginner classes (6 classes for $90, all fencing equipment provided).
Classes teach fencing fundamentals,
preparing students to join our advanced classes.
These classes can be taken solo or with your own friend/family pod.
Classes are forming regularly! Call to join one!
Our advanced classes help hone students' skills for competition and fitness.
Group classes allow for everyone to get individual attention,
as well as practice skills on their own or with a teammate.
Check out our YouTube channel (Cyrano's Place) with educational videos that supplement our coaching,
some humor and interviews with Olympians and other knowledgeable people in the sport.
Links to specific videos can be found on our video link page.
Private lessons for advanced students are available by appointment.
Ask us about demos for special groups such as work parties or scouting groups!
ALL students have their own equipment or have equipment assigned to them.
By the nature of fencing, athletes should keep arm's length away from each other,
making fencing a COVID19 safer sports in which to participate.
Age is but a number.
Fencing is for Everyone who is looking for a fun challenge.
If you can walk, you can fence.
And, if you can't walk, you can do wheelchair fencing.
So, Yes, it's for everyone who wants to try!
Fencing is a parable for Life:
There is always someone out to get you. It's a matter of wisdom to know whether you should deal with them more offensively or defensively.
Fencing teaches this insight and wisdom.
Fencing is considered one of the SAFEST Olympic sports according to the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA).
Fencing is considered an 'Athletic Chess.
For every move there's a counter move.
There are studies that suggest that fencing can stave off the onset of Alzheimer's. Why? Because fencing uses our brain as much as your body.
For More check the 'About Fencing' tab !
Our beginner semester is 6 one-hour classes
designed to introduce students to fencing basics.
Skills include basic footwork, bladework, safety,
stretching, electric (competitive) fencing,
history and more.
All fencing equipment is provided
and assigned to students.
Don't see a class that fits your schedule?
Call us to coordinate one that does!
New classes forming regularly!
Founded in 1993, Cyrano's Place has been dedicated to
promoting personal excellence thru fencing and fitness in the local community.
At Cyrano's Place we strive to provide a safe, welcoming, fun,
and inclusive environment for all athletes to learn, grow, and excel.
We strive to instill the values of respect, teamwork, sportsmanship,
and perseverance in all our athletes,
and to help develop the skills people need to succeed
both on and off the fencing strip.
Cyrano's Place is an ACE provider.
We will give you a paid receipt on request
to submit to Ohio ACE.
Want to know more about Ohio ACE?
We have new semesters starting ALL The Time!
If one of the dates listed doesn't fit your schedule, contact us to coordinate a class that does!
The beginner class is a 6 class series,
all fencing equipment provided.
Cost is $80.
Beginner class will go up to $90 starting September 1, 2023.
Teen/Adult Beginner classes
Mid-February: make inquiry.
Teen/Tween classes (12-17)
Mid-February: make inquiry.
Mid-February: make inquiry.
February 26 5pm
FYI: We do NOT accept credit cards
in order to keep our prices affordable for everyone.
Cash or check payable to Cyrano's Place please.
Coach Sara Kass has been involved in the sport of fencing for over 45 years. She has been top 24 Junior and Collegiate fencers. A finalist in the first two USA Women's Saber National Champion and multiple time National finalist in Veteran (over 50) women's foil, she represented the USA in Israel for the 2013 Maccabiah Games bringing home Gold. As a competitor, she's been rated in all three disciplines.
Coach Ted Williams has known Coach Kass since she was 'knee high to a foil tip'. He's come to Cyrano's Place
(and the Shaker Hts Fencing club) with many years of stabbing experience.
Coach Taylor Hall returned to Cyrano's Place after years away from fencing.
She was one of Ohio's top women high schools foilist in her day.
Ben O is a Cleveland State University Varsity team Graduate and also a Rocky River HS team graduate.
He shares his experience with the saber squad.
Coach Christine Griffith, Head Coach at Cleveland State University joins us as when her very busy schedule permits.
She can be found at our summer camps sharing her amazing knowledge.
Coach Wil Wheeler, Head Coach at Shaker Hts Fencing (see tab for more info about their program)
can be found mutually helping and being helped by our programs.
Coach Neil Mittal, head coach for Western Reserve Academy in Hudson OH,
joins us with his students as well as adds his insight and experience to our mutual programs.
Nigel 'slayed' at the Laua Open in Pittsburgh 1/28/24 to earn his 'C24' iin foil. It's beautiful to watch these kids come into their own!
Coach Kass still has it! 2nd place in Women's Saber at the
WRA Women's Open on 1/27/24.
Congratulations to Liam for earning his E24 in Saber! 1st place at CFA's tournament January 20, 2024. This was his 2nd ever open event! Keep up the good work and personal growth!
Nigel and Coach Kass pose with their medals from the WRA Div 2 & Women's Epee tournament Nov. 5, 2023. Nigel won the open Foil. Coach Kass finished 3rd in Women's epee. Coach isn't an epeeist you say? Well, her fencing was described by one of her opponents as being 'a junkyard cat attacking a rabid dog'. She's a foilist with a saber problem who's been known to pick up an epee... and it shows.
Zoey decided to focus all her energies on saber this season: 2022-2023. Good thing! It paid off. She finished 1st in Region 2 for Y10 Women's Saber! Way to go Girlfriend!
Liam also won Region 2 in Y12 Men's Saber. This was his first season he's competed.
$90 for six classes. Make your own friend/family class by appointment to fit your scheduling needs!
Keep an eye out for our upcoming holiday sale!
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