Olympia Fencing Center is an épée exclusively fencing club, with an open enrollment policy: there are no terms or contracts, and memberships are month to month.
Aspiring fencers ages six and up can start a program at any given time during the year.

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

Book a Free Trial Class HERE


New Student Registration Guide

  1. Start by signing up for a $15.00, non-competitive membership with the US Fencing Association.
  2. Follow these links and submit your Registration Form.
  3. Bring a credit card to your first class, to create a monthly subscription for you.Step-by-step guide on this page.
    Please note that memberships are ongoing (they never end) but cancelations can be done easily by emailing us.

Class Description and Fees

The information below applies to both Cambridge and Newton locations.
Note: our Newton location is projected to open in October 2022.

Home Schoolers

Keep active, engage your body and your mind, and get social with these special classes for homeschoolers!
Daily classes for all ages, available in multiple options:
– $150.00/month – one 60-minute class per week
– $200.00/month – two classes per week
– $245.00/month – three classes per week

*This membership is subject to the annual club fee after the first year of joining.

Full fencing gear is provided, please read the details here.
Free trials will be available to be scheduled soon.


Musketeers/Kids Learn to Fence

– $150.00/month – one 60-minute class per week.
– $200.00/month – two classes per week (Advanced Musketeers is invitational)
– $245/month – three classes per week

A fun introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing, for 7 to 8, and 9 to 11 years old.
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!

First class is always FREE, please read more about scheduling a free trial here.

Important!
All students participating in any of our club’s programs must have at least a $15.00, non-competitive, USFA membership. The membership needs to be renewed at the beginning of every new season (August 1st).
Free trials will be provided with a short trial form; no purchase of club membership is required.

What to wear
Long, sporty pants, clean sneakers, T-shirt, bring a water bottle (filtered water is available for refills), your smile!
Please: no dresses, loose clothing, no open-toe shoes or boots of any kind.

What to expect
* Full fencing gear is provided for each student. Read the specifications here.
* 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.

Coaches: Lori Schmidt, Zach Boynton, Isabela Trumble, George Scott, Scott Foster
Assistant Coaches: Ava Wade-Currie, Daniel Matei, Jordan Macarty

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


Youth Invitational

– $200.00/month – two weekly classes
This is a special program for our most talented young students, ages 9-11, 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.


Youth Learn To Fence 

– $175/month – one 90-minute class
– $245.00/month – two classes per week
– $300.00/month – three classes

A program for students 12 to 16 years old, held by age groups and levels.
Starting with learning the basics of the sport, then moving on to drills, blade work, and more advanced techniques. This program is preparatory for those getting ready for fencing competitions.
Private lessons (25 minutes sessions, one on one with a coach, not included in the program’s tuition) are strongly recommended for this

Coaches: Angelica Brisk, Isabela Trumble, Zach Boynton
Assistant Coaches: Ava Wade-Currie, Daniel Matei, Jordan Macarty

After the first year in this program, students must purchase their own weapon and body cord, and they are subject to the annual club fee of $250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $500.00/family of three or more

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


Youth Pre- Competitive

– $275.00/month – two, 90-minute classes per week
– $335.00/month – three classes

An intermediate program composed of two weekly sessions for students 12 to 16 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.
USFA non-competitive membership is required.
This membership type is subject to the annual club membership of $250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $500.00/family of three or more.

Coaches: Zach Boynton, Angelica Brisk, Mark Elbag, Isabela Trumble
Assistant Coaches: Jordan Macarty, Ava Wade-Currie, Daniel Matei


Teens Advanced

– $180/month – one 90-minute class
– $275.00/month – two classes per week
– $335.00/month – three classes

A program for students ages 12-16, 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 of $250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $500.00/family of three or more.

Coaches: Mark Elbag, Zach Boynton, Angelica Brisk, Isabela Trumble


Youth Competitive  

– $305.00/month – two, 2-hour classes
– $405.00/month – three, 2-hour classes, and weekly open bouting.

Students are introduced to national competitions, will start earning rankings, and be on the US Fencing point standings list.
This class is similar to the Junior Competitive, and students are admitted to this program after the completion of the Pre-Competitive programs, and the least two private lessons are required.
Students in this program should own full fencing gear as required for competitions, and be active participants in regional and national events.
Competitive USFA membership is required.

Coaches: Julian Rueda-Espinosa, Mark Elbag, Lori Schmidt, Ed Mullarkey

This membership type is subject to the annual club membership of $250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $500.00/family of three or more


Elite Competitive 

– Exclusively invitational program reserved for the most committed, advanced fencers, ages 11 and up.
Three, 2-hour classes per week, including two hours of open bouting on Sunday.
Inquire by email to find out more about this program.

The students in this program are competing at a national/international level, and are individually trained to accomplish the highest results.
Three to five private lessons a week are recommended; goals include qualifiers to the Summer Nationals, making US National Team, participation in the World Cups and Championships, and even the Junior Olympics and Olympic Games.
These fencers have the highest chance to make it to the NCAA and continue fencing in college.
Goal-setting with an advanced coach is included, as well as a custom competition plan for each season, to achieve the best results possible.

Coaches: Daniel Hondor, Julian Rueda-Espinosa

All programs above the beginner level are subject to an additional annual club fee of $250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $500.00/family of three or more


Adult Learn To Fence

– $150.00/ month –> one 60-minute class per week.
– $200.00/month –>two classes per week

USFA non-competitive membership is required.
For those new to fencing, click here to see what to expect during this class.
This is a class for ages 16 and up.

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


Adult Competitive

– $265.00/ month –> two 90-minute classes per week, and weekly open bouting.

Full fencing gear is required (including at least one weapon, and one body cord).
For all Competitive classes, USFA competitive membership is required.

Coaches: Julian Rueda, Mark Elbag

All programs above the beginner level are subject to an additional annual club fee of $250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $500.00/family of three or more


* Fencing classes for homeschoolers

A recreational program designed for girls and boys 6 years of age and up, interested to learn to fence or practice, both recreational or competitive.
Full equipment is provided to all beginners.
Read more details about enrolling, gear rental and return, and tuition policy on this page.
This program is similar to the Musketeers program, students will learn basic fencing skills, improve their physical condition, and move on to more advanced levels.
At least non-competitive USFA membership is required.

Please contact us for scheduling.


Members Only

– $99.00/month –  weekly open bouting, and private instruction scheduling (billed separately).
Private lessons are scheduled directly with the coach after you’ve been assigned one by the director of programs.


Ready to become a member of the largest épée fencing club in the country??

Click on this link to start your registration process!


Open Fencing

Visitors – $25.00 floor fee ($15.00 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 30.00 additional fee.
Olympia members, select college students, NCAA athletes, and Olympia former students, fence for free.


Club Membership

$250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $500.00/family of three or more
An annual membership for students enrolled in the competitive 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
  • 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.

The private lessons are payable by credit card, check, or directly to your coach.
Follow this link to read the tuition and cancelation policy, or email us for more details.


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 – all pre-competitive

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: $99.00/month
Competitive students enrolled in the basic membership type ($99.00), and who are taking private lessons with OFC coaches must pay the annual club fee ($250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $500.00/family of three or more)

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