The Traditional School of Classical Italian Fencing – Serving Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico
– (Posted 8/26/2021)
Red Sun Classical Fencing is pleased to announce that student Katie Lundebjerg has successfully passed the Classical Fencing Society Fencer’s exam, and as such has gained all associated rights and privileges, including the right to bout and begin training in other weapons. This examination contains written, verbal, practical, and combat elements. Congratulations to Katie!
– (Posted 8/1/2021)
Beginning in August, Red Sun Classical Fencing is now operating under a new schedule. Tuesday and Thursday sessions have been extended, and the Sunday session has been eliminated. Private lessons will be held during Saturday afternoons. More detailed information can be found on the Class Information page.
– (Posted 7/1/2021)
Per New Mexico Dept of Health guidelines, face coverings will now be optional for those members who are fully vaccinated.
– (Posted 12/3/2020)
As of Thursday December 3rd, Red Sun Classical Fencing has resumed its regular class schedule as indicated on the Class Information page. Welcome back!
Our host location (Duke City Fencing) has put in place the following Covid-safe policies and practices:
-Hand washing or usage of hand sanitizer (available at the front desk) is required upon entering and leaving the facility.
-Face coverings are required to be worn as much as is practical during training. Air/water breaks will be taken as often as is needed.
-The owner of DCF (who also has training as a nurse), if present (usually during the weekdays), is taking the temperature of participants upon arrival, using a no-touch thermometer.
-Until further notice, DCF equipment cannot be borrowed. It must be checked out (for a nominal fee), and it will be assigned to that person for their usage only. It will be cleaned upon return.
– (Posted 11/16/2020)
Per the latest public health order of the Governor of New Mexico in response to the surge in Covid cases, Red Sun Classical Fencing must close for 2 weeks beginning Monday November 16th.
The next possible class session will be Tuesday December 1st.
Updates will be posted as the order is amended. Stay safe over the Thanksgiving holiday.
– (Posted 10/31/2020)
October 31 2020 marks the 8th anniversary of the opening of Red Sun Classical Fencing. As with most organizations this year, our training was upended by the emergence of the Covid19 pandemic that has swept across the world. Most events we would have ordinarily participated in (The West Palm Beach Classical Fencing Open, SSU Fencing Masters program, CombatCon, The Grand Assault of Arms, among others) were all cancelled. Provost Mank used this opportunity to make progress on his Masters’ Thesis, which had been stalled due to the many life events that had previously occurred over the past few years. All training was suspended in the middle of March, but beginning in the middle of June, following orders laid out by the Governor of New Mexico, and following the Covid-safe practices of our host facility, we started back up with only private lessons at first, and then group sessions again. We have been fortunate in that our membership has remained healthy, and most have returned to training. Thanks to the membership of RSCF; let’s do the best we can, as safely as possible, for the remainder of 2020, and make 2021 one of the best years we can.