The annual membership fee (non-compulsory) is 500 AED per fencer.
It includes access to MKFA members’ discounted fees, a t-shirt, and an Academy member patch.
Training commitment is important. We suggest attending the training sessions outlined below to see the maximum progress in Fencing.
Beginners Programme: Suggested a minimum of 2 sessions per week
Intermediate Development Programme: Suggested a minimum of 3 sessions per week
Intermediate / Potential Elite Programme: Suggested a minimum of 4 sessions per week
Elite Programme: Suggested a minimum of 5 sessions per week
Sports Season 2023-2024 – duration of the months:
Month Duration Package Start & End
Aug-2023 3 weeks A 14 Aug to 3 Sep
Sep-2023: 4 weeks A 4 Sep to 1 Oct
Oct-2023: 5 weeks B 2 Oct to 5 Nov
Nov-2022: 4 weeks B 6 Nov to 3 Dec
Dec-2022: 3 weeks A 4 Dec to 22 Dec
Jan-2024: 5 weeks B 2 Jan to 4 Feb
Feb-2024: 5 weeks B 5 Feb to 3 Mar
Mar-2023: 4 weeks A 4 Mar to 31 Mar
Apr-2024: 5 weeks B 1 Apr to 5 May
May-2024: 4 weeks A 6 May to 2 Jun
Jun-2024: 5 weeks B 3 Jun to 7 Jul
BOOK YOUR SESSION
GROUP TRAINING SESSIONS – MONTHLY PACKAGES
1 Group Training Session with duration 60min: 120 AED per person per training
Package 1 A: duration 4 weeks – 8 sessions: 840 AED per person
Package 1 B: duration 5 weeks – 10 sessions: 1050 AED per person
Package 2 A: duration 4 weeks – 12 sessions: 1260 AED per person
Package 2 B: duration 5 weeks – 15 sessions: 1575 AED per person
Elite Package A: duration 4 weeks – 16 sessions: 1680 AED per person
Elite Package B: duration 5 weeks – 24 sessions: 2520 AED per person
*payments must be settled by the end of the first week of the given month
Private “One on One” Training Session (max 2 fencers):
1 Private Training Session – duration 30min: 260AED (max 2 fencers)
1 Home Private Training Session – duration 60min: 520 AED (max 2 fencers)
GROUP SESSIONS POLICY
Group sessions can be taken session by session or with bimonthly packages. As per your personal goals and needs, there are tailored packages for a period of 1 month which offer convenient saving plans.
If you cannot attend your committed lessons for one or another reason, you would not be able to make them up in the future, and they will pass unused. We understand that there will be circumstances that can’t be avoided, like illness, injury etc. Such circumstances can be considered on a case-by-case basis, and we can, of course, be flexible and come up with a solution accordingly.
Kindly plan well to avoid missing lessons and in particular with upcoming school exams etc. which are very important. With good planning, your children fencing programme will not be interrupted and they will progress steadily.
USE OF ACADEMY EQUIPMENT
Fencing equipment is expensive, and MKFA is fortunate to have a reasonable amount of gear for use by its fencers. Fencers who are beginners may use the Academy equipment for the first three months, after which they are expected to purchase their own swords, glove, mask, jacket, plastron, etc. In particular, the Academy does supply electric swords for regular MKFA fencers. Electric scoring boxes, spools are available for use by all Academy fencers during Academy times. Note that the Academy equipment may only be used by Academy fencers.
Please handle the equipment carefully. If something breaks, please put it aside and inform the coach in order to be replaced. There is a charge of AED 100 for a broken sword or damaged glove, jacket, mask, etc (Academy equipment).
If you would like to order your personal equipment please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full fencing equipment is provided to both members and non-members.
Beginner fencers are expected to have a comfortable fitness outfit (t-shirt, tracksuit pants, non-marking indoor sports shoes). All other fencing equipment is provided for the first 3 months of the programme. Subsequently, fencers are encouraged to purchase their personal equipment.
To ensure a safe, organized, and enjoyable experience for all participants, we kindly request that all attendees adhere to the following expectations during their involvement in MKFA (MK Fencing Academy) fencing programmes:
1. Attire: Participants are required to wear the official MKFA t-shirt provided upon registration. This ensures easy identification and promotes a sense of unity among the participants.
2. Clothing: Long black tracksuit pants are the recommended bottom wear for all fencing sessions. These pants offer the necessary flexibility and protection during movements and strikes.
3. Hydration: Staying hydrated is essential during physically demanding activities. We advise all participants to bring a water bottle to the sessions and take regular water breaks to maintain their well-being.
4. Footwear: Indoor trainers or sports shoes are mandatory for all participants. Proper footwear provides stability, and grip, and prevents unnecessary injuries during quick footwork and changes in direction.
By adhering to these participation expectations, all fencers can focus on their training, develop their skills, and enjoy a positive and enriching experience within the MKFA community. Let’s strive together to make our fencing programmes successful and rewarding for everyone involved. Happy fencing!
PRIVATE SESSIONS CANCELLATION POLICY
Private training sessions may be cancelled 24 hours before the scheduled session start without a fee. If the student is unable to inform us of session cancellation 24 hours before, the full price of the lesson must be paid.
We are fairly relaxed about the 24-hour policy, and as long as the student cancels the day before, even if it’s not a full 24 hours notice, MKFA will not charge for the lesson.