By booking lessons and classes with Hyde Park Fencing you agree to the following: 

In exchange for participation in the activity of fencing organized by Hyde Park Fencing,
of Chicago, Illinois, and/or use of the property, facilities and services of Hyde Park Fencing, I agree for myself and (if applicable) for the members of my family, to the following:

1. AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by Hyde Park Fencing, or the employees, representatives or agents of Hyde Park Fencing.

2. ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS AND RELEASE. I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above described activity and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my family members, and further release and discharge Hyde Park Fencing for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my family's use of or presence upon the facilities of Hyde Park Fencing, whether caused by the fault of myself, my family, Hyde Park Fencing or other third parties.

3. INDEMNIFICATION. I agree to indemnify and defend Hyde Park Fencing against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from my or my family's use of or presence upon the facilities of Hyde Park Fencing.

4. FEES. I agree to pay for all damages to the facilities of Hyde Park Fencing caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by me or my family.

5. APPLICABLE LAW. Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under Illinois law.

6. NO DURESS. I agree and acknowledge that I am under no pressure or duress to sign this Agreement and that I have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before signing. I further agree and acknowledge that I am free to have my own legal counsel review this Agreement if I so desire. I further agree and acknowledge that Hyde Park Fencing has offered to refund any fees I have paid to use its facilities if I choose not to sign this Agreement.

7. ARM'S LENGTH AGREEMENT. This Agreement and each of its terms are the product of an arms' length negotiation between the Parties. In the event any ambiguity is found to exist in the interpretation of this Agreement, or any of its provisions, the Parties, and each of them, explicitly reject the application of any legal or equitable rule of interpretation which would lead to a construction either "for" or "against" a particular party based upon their status as the drafter of a specific term, language, or provision giving rise to such ambiguity.

8. ENFORCEABILITY. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement, whether standing alone or as applied to a particular occurrence or circumstance, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement or of any other applications of such provision, as the case may be, and such invalid or unenforceable provision shall be deemed not to be a part of this Agreement.

9. DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties will attempt to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement through friendly negotiations amongst the parties. If the matter is not resolved by negotiation, the parties will resolve the dispute using the below Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedure.

Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be submitted to mediation in accordance with any statutory rules of mediation. If mediation does not successfully resolve the dispute, then the parties may proceed to seek an alternative form of resolution in accordance with any other rights and remedies afforded to them by law.



Background video: Hbuechel. "Speed of Fencing Long Version." YouTube. YouTube, 01 Nov. 2011. Web. 27 Aug. 2016. <>.

What is Fencing?

About Hyde Park Fencing

Fencing schools date back to the 12th century but are not as prominent today. Fencing is a great way to exercise both your body and mind. You must move with your opponent switching constantly from offensive and defensive techniques. Additionally, you must predict your opponents reactions and coax them to move in your favor. Many call fencing physical chess.

The goal of Hyde Park Fencing is to educate and train beginner to advanced fencers in the art of fencing. Whether you are looking to find a fun way to stay in shape, a summer adventure for your kids, or have always desired to try fencing, Hyde Park Fencing will customize a training plan for your specific needs.



Elle Hill


Elle has seven years of experience in fencing. She is the winner of two fencing championships and 20 finalist medals. She has also qualified and fenced at the National Fencing Tournament. She has worked as a fencing instructor for Summer Institute of the Gifted and has worked as a coach for four years. Elle enjoys coaching her students and fencing in her free time.




University Church

5655 S University Ave

Chicago, IL 60637


(773) 897-0379