BFC offers three levels of classes for teens, including beginner, tactical, and competitive fencing! Come learn the exciting sport of fencing in our active and fun social environment! Classes are perfect for 10+.
The Boston Fencing Club is the oldest fencing club in the country, our roots tracing back to 1858. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the BFC is dedicated to teaching the Olympic sport of fencing to fencers of all ages and skill levels.
Learn to Fence: Beginner students will learn the footwork, basic attacks, defense and tactics of the sport while improving overall fitness and agility over a seven week term. Fencers attend once a week. All equipment is available at BFC to borrow.
Tactical: The tactical program is designed around introducing fencers to a more competitive training and environment over a 7 week term. Fencers should have at least 3 months of previous fencing experience. Equipment is not required for the class but is recommended.
Competitive: The competitive program is a seven week program designed for athletes who are competing at national and international levels. Their goals may include: winning a national championship, competing for an NCAA college, or competing on a US National Team. As part of their training, competitive fencers may take private lessons during the week with their weapon specific coaches.
Fencers are encourage to attend as much as they can and to free fence with adult members and college students in the evening. Fencers looking to attend the Competitive program must be evaluated and recommended by a staff member.