Recreational Program



NEFA™ offers Affordable, High-Quality Recreational Fencing Classes for Beginners through Advanced fencers through the Arlington, Reading, Wakefield and Winchester Recreation Departments.

Michael Tarascio, a former member of the United States World Championship Team, teaches all classes. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.”

If you want to participate in a great sport, fencing may be the sport for you. Give it a try!


Reading Fencer

NEFA™ offers a supportive training program that focuses on the fencer as an individual. Beginners through advanced fencers are welcome. We are a “community” of fencers that support each other both on and off the strip.

NEFA™ provides new fencers with equipment for the first session (8 classes) to try out this sport without having to purchase a set of gear.

Recreational Fencing

Father & Son Fencing

NEFA™ does not and shall not discriminate by race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations.

For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at 978-210-2711 or by email at


To register for classes, please go to:

Arlington Classes 

Reading Classes

Wakefield Classes

Winchester Classes