4000 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
5 and up
Unleash the Zorro in your child by signing up with the San Francisco Fencers' Club (SFFC), a fencing club started by parents who wanted their kids to practice the sport of fencing in a fun and safe environment. In order for each fencer to reach their full potential, experienced coaches work with each student to develop physical skills and techniques, as well as mental strength.
Fencing classes are offered during afterschool hours every day of the week except Sundays. Kids ages 5 and up can enroll in all levels of fencing classes. Beginner and intermediate students learn techniques of foil fencing; advanced students are taught tactics and strategies to prepare for local and national competitions. Intermediate Sabre classes are open to girls ages 7 and up. Saber equipment is required and some fencing experience is preferred. SFFC also offers beginner Sabre classes for boys and girls ages 15 and up. Call SFFC for more information, including fees.
SFFC offers beginner and intermediate fencing camps during the summer and school breaks. Beginning camps are open to new fencers with no experience or equipment. The club manager will help recommend which camp is most appropriate for your child.
2014 Week-long Summer Sessions:
Dates: June 2–August 29
Ages: 5 and up
Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 9am–noon or 1pm–4pm, some camps can be 9am–4pm. One day camps are also available.
Cost: $50–$100 per single half or full day camp; $200–$400 per half or full day week-long camp
Extended Care: $50 for early drop-off. Contact SFFC for details.
SFFC also hosts birthday parties for different ages and levels at their facility.
Call SFFC for cost information.
English, Spanish, Russian, Also French and Farsi
SFFC is located at Balboa Street at 41st Avenue in the Richmond District. Difficult street parking.
Muni: 5, 18, 31, 38
Camps are also available in San Mateo and Belmont.