Road to the Olympics
Gateway to Top Universities


Nadiya Fortunatova – Athens 2014 Olympian

San Francisco Fencers’ Club welcomes 2004 Olympian Nadiya Kazimirtchuk-Fortunatova, a highly accomplished and world-renowned fencer. In addition to her Olympic bid in Athens, Nadiya is an 8-time Junior World Cup gold medalist, 3-time European Championships bronze medalist, 2-time Senior World Cup Grand-Prix gold medalist, 2003 Belgium Senior World Cup gold medalist, 2003 Spain Senior World Cup gold medalist, 4-time Senior World Cup bronze medalist, 2003 Havana Senior World Championships finalist, and 2002 Lisbon Senior World Championships 6th place medalist.


Hugo Brousse – French National Team Member

Hugo Brousse was a French National Team Member and a multiple World Cup medalist. He won the Gold Medal in 2006 at the Junior World Cup in Steinfurt, Germany, and the Gold Medal in Cadet in the French Team championship in 2003.  He won the Silver in Cabries in the 2004 Cadet World Cup, and Bronze in the Junior World Cups in Aix-en-Provence in 2005 and Budapest in 2007.

He comes to us as a Maître d’armes (Master of Arms) of the First Degree from the French Fencing Federation.


Mina Zargham – Princeton

Mina has shown great devotion to the sport of fencing and her academic goals. She finished in the top 16 in both Cadet and Junior Women’s Foil at the 2005 Summer Nationals. She was nationally ranked in Seniors the following year and represented the United States in many World Cups. During her university years at Princeton studying Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mina fenced on the Women’s Varsity Foil Team and was awarded the Most Valuable Freshman Award in 2008.


Alex Khoshnevissan – Stanford

Alex has been a committed fencer since he first picked up a foil. He stepped into the national spotlight by obtaining the gold medal in Cadet Men’s Foil in 2005. His other notable accomplishments include top 16 in a Senior National competition in April 2007 and a 9th place finish in Juniors in November 2007. He has continuously represented the United States in numerous World Cups, such as London and Madrid. Alex received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford and fenced on the Stanford Varsity Foil Team during his years at the university.


Christopher Khoshnevissan – Stanford

Christopher has been a nationally ranked fencer and competitor since 2002. He is a 2008 Junior Olympics Cadet bronze medalist, a 2007 national Cadet bronze medalist, a 2006 Summer National Championship bronze medalist, and a March 2008 Pacific Coast Champion silver medalist. Internationally, he finished 6th at the November 2009 Cadet World Cup in Warsaw, and finished top 16 in January 2008 in the Cadet World Cup in Koblenz, Germany. He has placed in the top 32 in Junior World Cups in Budapest, London and Madrid. He is currently studying at Stanford University and joined the Stanford Varsity Team as a member of the Men’s Foil Team upon starting university.


Joseph Lam – Duke

Joseph started fencing as a Y14 fencer. In just a few years, he became two time US National Bronze Medalist, Pacific Coast Gold medalist, and was accepted to Duke University. He currently fences as a starter on Duke’s Varsity Fencing Team. Congratulations Joseph!

Welcome to San Francisco Fencers’ Club!

We opened our doors in April 2006 with a vision of creating a sports club where fencers could maximize their success at competitions at the local, national, World Cup and Olympic levels.

SFFC fencers have finished in the top 8 at World Cups, brought home US Junior Olympic and National medals, and are currently ranked in the top three in many foil age categories locally and nationally. Our fencers have gained admissions to Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Vassar, Barnard, UC Berkeley, NYU and Duke.

San Francisco Fencers’ Club strives to embody the best of the Olympic ideals: physical activity, competition and sportsmanship. We are proud of the championship medals on our walls, and take equal pride in our healthy and positive club atmosphere that can be satisfying and enjoyable.

If you are looking for a club that can develop Olympic level champions while honoring the uniqueness of every individual, a club that endeavors to balance seriousness with fun, while fostering a sense of achievement in an atmosphere of mutual respect, explore our site and give us a call.

~ Miriam, Club Owner & Fencing Parent


Nov. 2 SYC in Denver, CO
Y10 Women’s Foil:
Juliana Hung – Silver Medal

Y12 Women’s Foil:
Juliana Hung – Silver Medal
Sabrina Cho – Bronze Medal

Y14 Men’s Foil:
Ethan Gassner – Bronze Medal

Y14 Women’s Foil:
Miya Herman – Silver Medal

Results from the Nov. 2014 NAC in Louisville, KY:
Danielle Ferdon – Silver Medal in Cadet Women’s Foil and 12th in Junior Women’s Foil
Leo Zaroff – 6th Place in Y14 Men’s Foil


WebJuniorJapaneseTeamAtSFFCSFFC was proud to host the Junior & Senior Japanese national teams in October 2014

Danielle Ferdon is ranked #6 in the nation in Cadet Women’s Foil.

Leo Zaroff is ranked #1 in the nation in Y14 Men’s Foil.