Welcome to Bay State Fencers
Bay State Fencers was established in 2004 to provide a home for the urban fencer. We take great pride in being the first Fencing academy and club in the metro area since the 1960s, Bay State Fencers is located on the border of Union Square in Somerville and Inman Square in Cambridge, MA. We were the first single weapon club in the Metro area. Bay State is both a fencing academy 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 offer fencing classes, competitive fencing programs, and fencing clinics for people ages 7 to 70+. We also offer a fully modern fencing club now with 2 professional grade grounded metal strips and scoring machines, open fencing, and private lessons for experienced fencers year round.
Bay State Fencers is a competitive Epee club, we are 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 academies we are experiencing robust results locally, regionally, and nationally.
At Bay State Fencers, "We Train To Win"
Bay State Fencers is a Premier Member Club of USA Fencing, the recognized national governing body for the Olympic sport of fencing in the United States.
OPEN FENCING HOURS:
Monday 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Sunday 11:45 - 2:30 pm
Bay State Fencers in the News:
Here's the link to the most recent article about regarding the founder of Bay State Fencers: Boston Voyager interview. Just published on line this April 17, 2017.
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 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 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!
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 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 was designed to function like a dance studio floor, to lessen shin and knee injuries. Bay State Fencers offers six fencing strips, dressing rooms, lockers, 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.