Beginning Fencing For Youth

Level One Group Class

Ages 9-14
Available classes:

Wednesdays, January 14 – February 4, 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursdays, February 12 – March 5, 5:30-6:30 pm
Wednesdays, April 1 – April 22, 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursdays, April 23 – May 14, 5:30-6:30 pm



Beginning Fencing For Adults and Teens (ages 15 and up)
Available classes:
Mondays, January 26 – February 23, 5:30-6:30pm
Mondays, April 6 – April 27, 5:30-6:30pm
Classes fill quickly!

All classes meets for 4 one hour consecutive classes.
Any needed equipment used during
class time is provided. 

Students MUST wear athletic shoes, t-shirt and sweatpants or other athletic pants.
Sorry no jeans, khakis, slacks, shorts,
sandals, or boots.

Class is held at Chinook Trail Elementary Gym.

Class size is limited.
Registration is on a first come basis.

TO REGISTER follow these THREE easy steps:
1. Purchase your Groupon Voucher!
2. Email frontrangefencingclub@comcast.net
    to schedule and confirm your class with your coupon bar         code number, participant name and age (if minor).

3. Print, complete and bring registration form to the first     
one per participant please.









Other available classes:
Beginning Level Two
Recreational Practice
Competitive Training




Meet the Coaches


Kathryn Lewis-Salem

               Coach Kathryn is Head Coach at FRFC. She is certified by the US Fencing Coaches Association and has coached and taught fencing at clubs and universities in Texas and Philadelphia. As a World Class fencer she was a member of the US squad and made many National and International Finals.  Formerly ranked second in the United States she was a Two-Time National Epee Champion and Bronze Medal National Championship Foil Teams member. Her fencing honors include serving as US Olympic Committee Athlete Liaison, USA Fencing Athlete Representative, US Junior Pan Am Team Manager, USA Fencing Philadelphia Division Chair and USA Fencing North Texas Division Chair. Kathryn holds an MFA and BS degrees and is a licensed K-12 teacher. She currently teaches Art History at UCCS.

Abdel Salem 

               Coach Salem is Head Coach at the US Air Force Academy, directing the men’s and women's fencing program since 1998. A 1984 Olympian, he holds an MD from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, where he was a practicing general physician. In 1996, Coach Salem was named the US Olympic Committee's Fencing Coach of the Year.  He is a certified Fencing Master in all three weapons and has served as US World Team Coach numerous times.

               While at USAFA the Falcons have won numerous Western Region Championships.  Coach Salem has coached a team of primarily walk-ons to five All-Americans and a national champion. Teaching and coaching fencing at the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, New York Fencer’s Club and founding Lone Star Fencing Center (Dallas) and Fairmont Park Fencing Center (Philadelphia) his fortunate students include U.S. Olympic and World Team members.  He has served as a staff member of the U.S. Fencing Coaches College and Coach for the World Military Games.  Coach Salem is currently serving as Past President of the United States Fencing Coaches Association.

Judith Steed
                Following in the footsteps of various family members, Coach Judith first began fencing at Virginia Tech and competed on the University Fencing Team. As a faculty member and researcher, her career has been committed to helping adults achieve their own personal best in all facets of their lives. Certified as an Executive Coach in the field of Leadership, Coach Judith has leveraged her teaching and facilitating skills to support the learning of Fencing Fundamentals to students of all ages. She is certified by the US Fencing Coaches Association.

Josef Smith
Coach Josef began fencing at Texas A&M University in 1979. While his career service took him across the country he maintained his fencing interest through local clubs. He is a great communicator and helps to inspire confidence in his students. Constantly working to improve his coaching credentials Coach Josef is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, and holds MBA and BS degrees.