Tucson Historic Fencing Club

Introduction

The Tucson Historic Fencing Club practices Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), teaching material from a variety of historic treatises.

The club works with a variety of medieval and Renaissance weapons, such as longsword, sword and buckler, dagger, rapier and more. We start beginners off with longsword, but most practices will involve working with at least two different weapons to some degree.

The Tucson Historical Fencing Club practices at 252 S Plumer Ave, and meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays Fridays, and Saturdays.

Current practice times are:

Tuesdays @ 5:00pm
Wednesdays & Fridays @ 5:30pm
On Saturdays, our regular practice runs from 9am-Noon.

Please feel free to contact us at our gmail address to find out more about our club, our meetings, or anything else related to Historic European Martial arts. It is very helpful to have new members contact us prior to attending; our club has members with a variety of skill levels, and we can better plan a practice if we know we have new members joining us to ensure you receive the most effective practice possible.

The first Saturday of every month is set aside as a dedicated Beginner's Day to introduce new members to some of the material the club covers, so that is the ideal time for you to try and attend if you're not sure where to start. If you can't make that date, or if you've found us in the intervening weeks, you're still welcome to attend, but please understand that we strive to allow all of the club to succeed, which means that we may not be able to set aside time in any given practice to focus on a new member who has dropped in. The more notice we have regarding your attendance, the better we can plan a day that will allow us to ensure everyone in the club gets as much as possible out of a practice.

Moving!

Some of you have already heard, but there's some changes coming to the THFC; which can be broken down into two broad categories.

Dues:

On June 1, we are officially doing away with monthly memberships**, and moving to using punch cards for tracking attendance to classes. Each punch card will be good for 10 classes, and will come with a Guest Pass to invite a friend/co-worker/bitter enemy to practice with you.

Starting June 1, punch cards will be $60, a 40% discount on the $10 drop-in rate. Between 5/25 and 6/1, we're also offering a $10 discount on current members purchasing punch cards in preparation for the upcoming change, meaning you can get 10 classes for only $5 each, and still get your guest passes to invite your friends along with you.

Club members will also be responsible for maintaining a HEMA Alliance membership at https://hemaa.tidyhq.com.

As a member of the THFC, your HEMAA membership is only $26 a year, and gets you discounts at vendors like Purpleheart Armory, events like CombatCon, and more.

**Present monthly/6 month memberships will be honored though their expiration, but may not be renewed.

Location and Times:

Also starting on the 1st, we will be moving to a new location at 1548 S Euclid, sharing a space with Still Point Fencing and Rising Phoenix Fitness and Self Defense.

With that, some of our practice times will be changing.

Tuesdays will remain from 5-7pm
Wednesdays will be later, from 7-9pm
Fridays will be from 6:30-8:30pm
And Saturdays will be swapping to Sundays, still from 9-12.

If you have questions about any of the above, please let me know and I'll do my best to clarify. As always, feel free to contact us at tucsonhistoricfencing@gmail.com

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