Free Fencing Demo at Edgar School by Hub City


On Wednesday, November 21st, middle school students in Health and PE classes of Mrs. Gilbert, Ms. Caruso, Mr. Carter, and Mr. Hogrebe enjoyed an assembly which introduced the sport of fencing.  Two representatives from Hub City Fencing Academy, located in Edison, NJ taught the students about this captivating sport.  First the students learned about the rules and equipment.  Then the representatives talked about the many scholarship opportunities available for fencing.  Since fencing is an Olympic sport, most of the students had heard about it, but this assembly provided a detailed description, demonstration, and an opportunity to ask questions.  The students learned that most of the Fencing Olympians actually come from New Jersey!  The assembly came to close when the two representatives geared up and fought in a fencing bout.  The students enjoyed the presentation and were motivated to find out more about this unique sport.  


The Free Intro to Fencing class at the Library is for Metuchen residents only in grades 6-12. Thanks.

How very exciting! Bringing an interest in the sport of fencing to the Metuchen Schools! Here's more fencing news: On Thursday, December 27 from 1 PM until 2:30 PM at the Metuchen Public Library, the Young Adult department will host its annual FREE Fencing Class. This is a hands-on experience, with demonstrations, floor exercises and one in which participants will get to fence with swords. The coaches for this program at the Library come from the Westfield School of Fencing which runs through Westfield's Rec Department. Some of the coaches from Westfield are now fencing at Hub City Fencing too, now that Metuchen is lucky enough to have a great school so close by! As always, the Library will give out both Hub City's class schedule and brochure and info for the Westfield School too. If anyone would like to sign up for the Metuchen Library's Intro to Fencing, please email me, Kathy Liss (YA Librarian at Metuchen Public) at

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