Memberships Descriptions and Fees

Fencing is considered one of the safest sports because of the well-designed equipment, safety protocols, and the emphasis on proper training and techniques.

According to this study released by the University of Oslo, Norway, fencing is safer than badminton!
Against popular belief that one gets “stabbed” by a blade,  the fencing gear is made of special fabric, tested and approved by the FIE (International Fencing Federation) which consists of a few layers, including a plastic check plate.
The “weapon” (in our case, the épée), has a round, depressible button, connected to a wire that will show the “touch” (point) when triggered. Nothing in the weapon is sharp or can cause pain or injury.

What to wear during a class
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 from the lounge.
* Touchless sanitizing stations are available throughout the club.
* Electronic waivers.
* Facemasks are welcome.

Fencing gear is available for rent on a monthly basis, for $10.00 or $15.00. Read the details here.

Musketeers/Youth Learn to Fence

– $165.00/month – one 60-minute class per week.
– $235.00/month – two classes per week (Advanced Musketeers is invitational)
– $295/month – three classes per week

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 are available on weekdays and weekends and are organized by age.
Team-building games of speed and agility create a fun and enjoyable environment while learning the basics of the sport.

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 returnand tuition policy on this page.

Youth Invitational

– $250.00/month – 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 

– $180/month – one 90-minute class
– $275.00/month – two classes per week
– $365.00/month – three classes

A program for students 13 to 15 years old, held by age groups and levels.
This program is preparatory for those getting ready for fencing competitions, are planning, or currently fencing in their school teams.
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.

Youth Pre- Competitive

– $275.00/month – two, 90-minute classes per week
– $365.00/month – three classes

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.

Teens Advanced

– $180/month – one 90-minute class
– $295.00/month – two classes per week
– $365.00/month – three 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 Competitive  

– $340.00/month – two, 2-hour classes
– $420.00/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.
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/Recreational

– $165.00/ month –> one 60-minute class per week.
– $235.00/month –>two classes per week

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 returnand tuition policy on this page.

Adult Competitive

– $275.00/ month –> 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).

* 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 returnand tuition policy on this page.
A basic, “Access” type USFA membership is required.

– $165.00/month – one 60-minute class per week
– $235.00/month – two classes per week
– $295.00/month – three classes per week

Classes forming now.
Please contact us for scheduling.

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.

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.

Club Membership

$250.00/individual, $400/family of two, or $500.00/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
  • 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.


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: $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.

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

Click on this link to start your registration process!