Bay State Fencers - Boston's Boutique Fencing School

Welcome to Bay State Fencers

Bay State Fencers, established in 2004, is located on the border of Somerville and Cambridge, MA between Inman and Union Squares. We are a full-service fencing school and club, serving fencing enthusiasts in and around Boston. Our students and members come from a wide range of communities including Somerville, Cambridge, Boston, Watertown, Arlington and beyond. 

We are pleased to offer fencing classes, competitive fencing programs, and fencing clinics for people ages 8 to 80. We also offer a state of the art fencing club, open fencing, and individual private fencing lessons year round. Bay State Fencers is a competitive epee club, and is committed to supporting each individual as they work to achieve their personal, athletic, and competitive goals.  We do this by fostering the principles of respect, patience, and competitive spirit. Our Youth, Adult and Veteran fencers are active competitors. As one of New England's premier Epee schools we have been experiencing robust results locally, regionally, and nationally. Bay State Fencers is a Member Club of US Fencing, the recognized national governing body for fencing in the United States.



 Bay State Fencers was chosen as one of the Best Fencing Clubs, 2015-2016.

"It gives us great pleasure to announce that Bay State Fencers has been awarded the “Best Fencing Clubs” designation for 2015-2016 by National Fencing Club Rankings (NFCR)." This organization ranks fencing clubs across the United States. It is an honor to have been selected.

Bay State Fencers was also recently featured on Mass Realty, a top site for Somerville Real Estate.

Check out their article here:
"To Enjoy Winning and To Profit from Defeat: Fencing as a Sport and a Way of Life."

Fencing Classes


Fencing is a safe and fun individual sport that is wonderful for all ages and all athletic abilities. In general fencing is an ideal sport for developing general athletic skills including, speed, agility, and coordination. As a youth sport fencing helps build self-esteem, develops self-confidence, and promotes physical fitness. Fencing teaches respect for one's self, for teammates, competitors, and coaches. 

Fencing techniques and tactics are practiced skills that help fencers of any age, learn to make complex decisions, analyze problems, and to think quickly. These life skills help people achieve their full potential!

To learn about our classes and programs please visit our Learn to Fence page.

For a 90-minute one time experience consider our ever popular Foray Into Fencing (18+).  Bring a partner, bring a date, or bring a group and take a stab at fencing! 

Fencing Club

Bay State Fencers is a very active place. In addition to offering year round activities, our fencers train hard and routinely travel to local, regional, national and even international competitions. We are home to national champions, NCAA collegiate fencers and we are honored to host high level international fencers every year. 

We have taken great care to build a permanent fencing facility with our student's and member's health and safety in mind. Our fencing floor is sprung, much like a dance studio floor, to lessen shin and knee injuries. Bay State Fencers offers six competition strips, dressing rooms, lockers, showers, and numerous other amenities. We are pleased to offer Club Membership, Open Fencing, and Private Lessons for experienced epee fencers. 

To learn more about Bay State Fencers and Club Membership please visit our Fencing Club page.

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