This badge recognizes entry level trainers who can support professionally credentialed instructors in conducting beginner
level fencing classes.
The focus of the
Classical Fencing Apprentice Instructor program is on beginning level
instruction in the foil through Ranks 1 to 3 in the Academy’s skill development
program. In special cases individuals who will teach only classical
saber or dueling sword (classical epee) may qualify as Apprentice
Classical Fencing Apprentice Instructor is a pre-professional rank intended for
those who wish to assist in instructing, but who do not intend to primarily
teach classical fencing, or those who do not meet the age requirements for
professional credentials of the Academy. Its prerequisites are that the individual must be of at least 13 years of age and have at least six months experience as a classical fencer and have received at least 30 hours of instruction from a credentialed professional trainer.