Fifth Rank – Black Band -
A) Length of attendance: 2 years within the club.
B) Candidate must be of the 3rd rank.
C) Candidate must be nominated by the Head Instructor
The program for Fifth Rank follows the syllabus of the Classical
Academy of Arms’ “Classical Fencing Apprentice Instructor
A) Students will be able to teach individual and group foil
lessons at the club level as well as serve as tester for first
and second ranks.
B) Fencers of the 5th rank can serve as directors for foil
tournament bouts held at Whitman College.
C) Fencers of the 5th rank can propose candidates for 1st and
4th ranks to the Head Instructor (serve as sponsors for 1st and