December at Manchen
First and foremost, thank you to all our students, parents, and staff! Despite the challenges of our time, you have all helped the Academy continue to be a place that is consistently positive and focused on personal growth. We have been nothing short of impressed at the motivation and hard work students are putting in despite the inconsistency of any return to normalcy with competitions. In fact, people have been so dedicated we kind of have a problem. There are too many of you at the same time! So, we have come up with some smart (we hope) workarounds. At the end of the day the safety of our members and staff continues to be our priority, and we want to keep fencing as safe as possible!
Current Covid Safety Precautions
  • Everyone must always wear a face covering.
  • Limiting class and bouting sizes.
  • Disinfecting every day.
  • Separating chairs and encouraging social distancing.
  • Remember if you feel sick do not come in. There will be no late cancellation fees during this time.
Only Fencers and Staff From 6:00 - 9:00 pm
To limit the number of people in at one time we are asking parents to please not sit in the Academy during our peak hours. Exceptions will be made if you have a child under the age of 9 and need to help them. Do not be afraid to come inside if you have any questions for our coaches or would like to use the bathroom, we just don’t want people hanging out!
Competitions and Annual Holiday Party Canceled
Until further notice, all competitions at the Academy are canceled. Sadly, we will be not having our annual holiday party either, but we promise an extra awesome one next year to make up for it!
Due to Capacity Limitations, Everything Must be Scheduled in Advance
We have made some changes to our class and bouting schedule to spread people out more. The biggest change will be to foil bouting, the schedule is as follows:
  • Monday 7:00 - 8:00
  • Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 and 8:00 - 9:00
  • Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00
  • Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 and 8:00 - 9:00
You must schedule all classes and bouting in advance! If we are over capacity limits and you are not scheduled, you will be asked to come back another day. If you are in the Elite class and want to bout that night, then you must schedule the bouting on the same night as well. Here's a link to the scheduler to get you going in the right direction