About us

The Olympic sport of fencing has a tradition of encouraging excellence, from fitness and self-confidence to competitive success and admission to the nation’s top schools.

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!

Our Method

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.

Our Facility

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...

“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 and Jonathon Zaroff, parents of Leo, Eliza and Roxanne.

“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


“Our daughter has been part of the San Francisco Fencers Club (SFFC) for over 7 years now.  She could not be happier: learning from some of the finest coaches in the country while developing strong friendships with her SFFC teammates.  The SFFC provides for both fencers and parents an outstanding, yet nurturing, fencing training environment — unmatched anywhere else.  Furthermore, the SFFC fencers have periodic opportunities to train with Olympic and World levels fencing guests, as well as excellent training camps both in San Francisco and internationally.  Furthermore, the SFFC competition girls are both talented and supportive of each others; and so is the entire SFFC parent community.  Our daughter has made life-long friends with her SFFC teammates both at the Club and during national and international events. She will miss them and her wonderful coaches when she matriculates at Johns Hopkins University this fall, as an Engineering Freshman.  Our family will keep fond memories of our SFFC years!”
Christine Dinh-Tan, Mother of Delphine Tan, Division II Gold medalist, Jr. Olympic Championship Jr. Team Gold medalist

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