Red Sun Classical Fencing

The Traditional School of Classical Italian Fencing – Serving Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico


(Posted 10/31/2021)
October 31 2021 marks the 9th anniversary of the founding of Red Sun Classical Fencing. 2021 saw the continuation of regular training with minimal interruption by health orders. While currently we are required to wear face coverings again, we are glad that we have been able to train without significant impediment. This year also saw the return of Fencer examinations, with student Katie Lundebjerg passing her exam in late August; this exam was the first held since well before the pandemic. This year also saw the return of some events, such as CombatCon, at which Provost Mank was once again requested to run the Classical Foil Tournament, though with the rise of the Delta variant of Covid, some events may once again be up in the air, but we must hope for the best. Classical Fencing Society leadership has been meeting somewhat more regularly once again, to keep our confederation of schools aligned, and share ideas with which we can best serve our respective communities, most important of those currently is the re-establishment of the St. Louis branch, Trovare di Spada. We look forward to next year, which will mark the 10th Anniversary of the school, to be celebrated with a tournament, and (hopefully) Provost Mank’s investiture as a Master at Arms.

(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.

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