After many years of dedicated study and training, two of our longtime members, Mr. Dominic Denofrio and Mr. Edison Tse, are in the process of testing to be accepted as formal students. A formal student of the Renaissance Fencing Club is an individual who is well-versed and well-practiced in the fundamental philosophy, concepts, and skills of the art and science of defense. A formal student is both a representative of our school and of Classical Fencing as a whole; and, as such, must undergo a three-stage testing process only after having clearly shown a long-term commitment to learning our martial art, proven a clear competence in fencing ability, and demonstrated manners and behaviours congruent with a respected member of polite society.
Family, friends and the fencing curious are encouraged to attend these exhibitions so they can support the exhibition candidates and take part in the potential celebrations immediately following the ordeal. During the public exhibition, hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be available. Should guests care to bring any special or favorite dishes, they are welcome to do so.
The Public Exhibition for Dominic and Edison has been scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 2:30-5:30pm. As this is an important event in the fencing lives of these two young men, please wear suitable Semiformal attire (click here for further guidelines: www.emilypost.com/advice/attire-guide-dress-codes-from-casual-to-white-tie/ ).
The exhibition will take place at the Aberthau House at 4397 W.2nd Ave. Please RSVP here to confirm your attendance as this will greatly help us in planning this event. I look forward to seeing all of you on June 25th!