San Francisco Fencers’ Club specializes in identifying and nurturing young talent in a fun and active atmosphere. Our international coaching staff develops programs for both recreational and competitive fencers.
Classes are available for all experience levels, with beginning classes starting monthly. Children as young as five years are encouraged to attend!
San Francisco Fencers’ Club has created an acclaimed program that balances an inclusive environment with an emphasis on athletic achievement and measurable outcomes.
This balance is made possible by an extremely high coach-to-student ratio. Coaches and staff are mentors and role models who are united in the care and development of our athletes.
San Francisco Fencers’ Club is a purpose-renovated state-of-the-art fencing facility. It features a sprung wood fencing surface and modern Olympic style electronic scoring equipment.
We offer a full service in-house armory for equipment sales and repair.
Other amenities include equipment lockers for rent and a parents lounge area.
What Parents Say...
“SFFC is a wonderful club which has taught our kids the value of hard work and teamwork. The coaches, owners and the kids are all fantastic! Fencing has opened up a new world of possibilities for our kids, and it is exciting to watch them grow through fencing. Through our club activities, guest fencers and world competitions, they have been exposed to great things, I am excited for what every month brings. I cannot recommend SFFC more highly! “
– Carol Hee, mother of Sabrina Y12 fencer and RYC gold medalist
“Nadiya is truly amazing and Ever loves her, and so do I. I feel really fortunate that Ever is part of a club with so many talented and caring coaches.”
– Venus D’Amore, mother of Ever Y14 fencer
“San Francisco Fencers Club introduced our family to the beautiful and rigorous sport of foil fencing. My daughters have been fencing at the SFFC for the past five years and they love it. The coaches have diverse styles, but all are outstanding teachers and are wonderful with children. As a group, the coaches are patient and supportive of kids who do not have competitive fencing in their blood and just fence for recreation, but they also have the skill and experience to coach children with the drive and talent to be an elite fencers. The club owner and manager, Miriam, is extremely kind and wants the children to thrive in the club regardless of their ambition or ability. The best part of SFFC is the spirit of camaraderie at the club. My daughters have made many great friends and had many great experiences because of SFFC.”
– Jonathan Terdiman & Madhulika Varma, parents of Mira & Joya Y12 fencers
“Fencing with SFFC has been an incredibly positive experience for our children. The training sessions are rigorous but fun for the kids and the culture of our community (club leadership, parents, kids) is uniformly supportive. The coaches are fantastic and they deliver world class instruction and on-strip strategy with a consistently positive and encouraging attitude. Our family is very grateful to be part of SFFC!”
– Victoria & Jonathan Zaroff, parents of Roxanne, Eliza & Leo