Olympia Fencing Center is the largest épée fencing club in New England, catering to people of all ages and fencing experience.
Our memberships are month to month, and aspiring fencers can enroll at any given time during the year.

Click here for the Class Schedule in Cambridge.
Click here for the Class Schedule in Newton.


New Students enroll here.

Book a Free Trial Class 

No trials accepted if submitted on the same day.
Trials/enrollments for ages 8 and up only
A $30.00 fee is required for the adult trials only, deductible from the first month’s payment upon enrollment.

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Class Descriptions

Class fees start at $165.00/month. Read more here.

Musketeers/Youth Learn to Fence

One, two, or three one-hour weekly classes.

A fun introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing, for 8 to 9 (Musketeers), and 10 to 12 years old (Youth Learn to Fence).
The classes meet on weekdays and/or weekends, and are organized by age. They consist of games of speed and agility, basic stances, lunges, target practice, and fencing fun!

Fencing gear can be purchased as a package, or rent on a monthly basis, for $15.00. Read the details here.

What to wear
Long pants are REQUIRED to take the class.
Wear clean/dry sneakers, T-shirt; may bring a water bottle (filtered water is available for refills).
Please: no skirts/dresses, no open-toe shoes or boots of any kind.

What to expect
* Full fencing gear is provided for each student.
* Parents may watch behind the glass window.
* Touchless sanitizing stations are available throughout the club.
* Electronic sign-up forms.
* Facemasks are not required, but welcome.

Class structure:
10 mins: Warm-up Games
5 mins: Structured Run/Active Stretching
10 mins: Footwork
10 mins: Suit Up
25 mins: Drills/Fencing

Click here to see what to expect during this class.

Read more details about enrolling, gear rental and return, and tuition policy on this page.


Youth Invitational

Two 60-minute weekly classes
This is a special program for our most talented young students, ages 8-11, with competitive aspirations. The requirements are to have your own fencing gear, attend both days consistently, take at least one private lesson, and participate in competitions inside and outside the club. The type of membership must be approved by the head coach of the club.
The goals should be starting competitions outside of the club, and Summer Nationals qualification.


Teens Learn To Fence

One, two, or three one-hour weekly classes.

A program for students 13 to 15 years old, held by age groups and levels.
Those new to fencing will be introduced to the basics of the sport. Because of the more advanced age, two weekly classes are recommended, especially for those who plan to fence, or started fencing in their schools.
Olympia Fencing Center harbors one of the largest recreational teen fencing programs in the country, and most of our alumni continue fencing in college, or after graduating.
Private lessons (25 minutes sessions, one on one with a coach, not included in the program’s tuition) are strongly recommended.

After the first year in this program, students must purchase their own weapon and body cord, and are subject to the annual club membership.

Read more details about enrolling, gear rental and purchase, and tuition policy on this page.


Teens Advanced

One, two, or three one-hour weekly classes.

A program for students ages 13-15, with over a year of experience in one of the beginner programs.
The program is ideal for high schoolers who intend to compete with their fencing teams, in school or local competitions.
The students must have their own fencing gear (no knickers required), and their own weapon/body cord. At least one weekly private lesson is recommended.
*This membership type is subject to the annual club membership.


Youth Pre- Competitive

An intermediate program composed of two weekly sessions for students 12 to 15 years old, who completed the Learn to Fence level (at least one year, or as recommended by a coach).
Full fencing gear is required (including at least one weapon, and one body cord).
The students will be introduced to situational bouts and prepared to start competition outside the club.
*This membership type is subject to the annual club membership.


Youth Competitive  

One, two, or three one-hour weekly classes.

Students are introduced to national competitions, will start earning rankings, and be on the US Fencing point standings list.
Goals include qualifiers to the Summer Nationals, and receiving ratings above the U (unrated type).

This class is similar to the Elite Competitive (see below), and students are admitted to this program after the completion of the Pre-Competitive programs.
At least two private lessons are recommended.
Students in this program should own full fencing gear as required for competitions, and be active participants in regional and national events.


Elite Competitive 

Exclusively invitational program reserved for the most committed, advanced fencers, ages 11 and up.
Three, 2-hour classes per week, and optional open bouting on Sunday.

The students in this program are competing at a national/international level, and are individually trained to accomplish the highest results possible.
Three to five private lessons a week are required, and participation to all NAC’s and major national tournaments.
Goals include qualifying to the the Junior Olympics, making the US National Team, qualification to Cadet and Juniors World Cups and Championships, and, finally, college recruiting and playing at the NCAA level.
Goal-setting with an advanced coach is included, as well as a custom competition plan for each season.

Olympia Fencing Center proudly produced consecutive generations of NCAA, world, and Junior Olympics champions since 2012, being recognized as the most successful  fencing club in the Northeast region!


Adult Learn To Fence

Offered once a week, on Saturdays.

For those new to fencing, click here to see what to expect during this class.
This is a class for ages 16 and up.

Read more details about enrolling, gear rental and return, and tuition policy on this page.


Adult Competitive

Two 90-minute classes per week, and weekly open bouting.

Our club is proud to host the largest adult competitive program in the country, and our adult fencers currently hold some of the highest rankings among people of similar age.
Full fencing gear is required (including at least one weapon, and one body cord).


Members Only

A monthly basic membership for those who prefer private lessons only, and/or Sunday open bouting (no floor fee).
Cost:  $110.00/month
This program type doesn’t include group classes.
Private lessons are scheduled based on availability. Email us for more information.


All programs above the beginner level are subject to an additional annual club fee of $250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $600.00/family of three or more.

Club Membership

$250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $600.00/family of three or more
An annual membership for students enrolled in any program above the beginner programs, or for those ages 12 and up, after their first year from enrolling date.

This includes:

  • Club patch, affiliation, and representation at competitions
  • Sizing and fencing gear ordering at the same price as the vendors
  • Jacket stencil offered in the club ($35.00)
  • Access to changing rooms
  • Free membership holds (by written request)
  • Guidance to starting competitions for those new to the sport, including customized seasonal plans.
  • Free parent seminars throughout the season ($30 for non-members)
  • Documentation and checklists for competitions.
  • Strip coaching at competitions by Olympia coaches (paid)
    Coaching by other clubs’ coaches is forbidden and subject to expulsion.
  • Priority to limited access camps and clinics
  • Private lessons with OFC coaches (paid)
  • Access to member-only events
  • Access to both locations (needs pre-approval)
  • Open bouting sessions (invitational/free)
  • Use of rental equipment (paid)
  • Access to the armory (self-service/free) or armory services (paid)

Private Lessons

Private sessions are geared toward personal fencing/athletic development. In addition to the footwork/bladework sessions, coaches and students may use this time to discuss the student’s progress, fencing goals, create individualized workouts, do video analysis, and ask questions.
This is a great time to connect with your coach and establish a trusting relationship that may be useful while receiving strip coaching during competitions.
Private lessons can start as soon as a student starts learning to fence, and should be gradually increased in number as the student gets promoted to different levels. A student in the Elite program (our highest level program) takes three to five weekly private lessons.

Private lessons are booked ongoing, at the day and time established with the coached assigned to you, and are payable by credit card, check, or directly to your coach.
Owning your own weapon is required to take private lessons. Our office is glad to place orders and put together your first weapon at the same price as the vendors; contact us here.


Open Fencing

Visitors – $30.00 floor fee ($20.00 for college students) – cash only for non-members
Full fencing gear is required, bring your own weapon and body cord.

Rentals are available for a 15.00 additional fee.
Olympia members, select college students, NCAA athletes, and Olympia former students, fence for free.


Non-members/Pay-by-Class

This is an option for existing fencers currently enrolled with other clubs, to check out some of our advanced classes. A maximum of two classes is allowed.
If you decide to join our club, your trial class fee can be deducted from your first month’s fee.

  1.  $70.00/class – all competitive classes
  2.  $45.00 – all pre-competitive
  3. $40.00/class – for those who want to take extra classes (on top of your regular schedule)

Private lessons are available for club members only, are 25 minutes long, and must be scheduled in advance.
Non-members can try two private lessons before joining.
For more private lessons, membership is required: $110.00/month
Competitive students enrolled in the basic membership type ($110.00), and who are taking private lessons with OFC coaches must pay the annual club fee.

Please note that Olympia Fencing Center doesn’t allow dual memberships.


* Fencing classes for homeschoolers

A recreational program designed for girls and boys ages 9-14, interested to learn to fence or practice, both recreational or competitive.
Full equipment is provided to all beginners. Private lessons can be scheduled with the class coaches after class hours.
Read more details about enrolling, gear rental and return, and tuition policy on this page.
A basic, “Access” type USFA membership is required.

One, two, or three one-hour weekly classes.

Classes forming now.
Please contact us for scheduling.


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