Fencing Club – Bay State Fencers

Fencing Club

Embracing the Competitive Spirit with Respect

Bay State Fencers is a full-service urban fencing academy and club serving the communities in and around Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, MA. We have taken great care to build a permanent fencing facility with our student's and member's health and safety in mind. We offer 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. We also have a complete in-house Armory, offering uniform and equipment sales, equipment repairs, and stenciling services. Bay State Fencers has the strongest Adult programs in the New England Division and we are committed to providing professional quality instruction to all ages.

Bay State Fencers is committed to fostering the principles of respect, patience and competitive spirit. We are committed to patiently and respectfully supporting each individual as they work to achieve their personal, athletic and competitive goals. All fencers who participate in our programs must be willing to demonstrate respect for one's self, respect for one's opponent, respect for the sport of fencing, and respect for all coaches and officials of the sport.

Open Fencing

Open Fencing is open to club members and current students to train and bout, as well as to socialize. During Open Fencing fencers warm up and fence practice bouts. Our most experienced fencers, visiting fencers from around the world, and fencers from other area clubs routinely participate in Open Fencing at Bay State Fencers, making it a wonderful opportunity to learn from the best.

Weekly Open Fencing Schedule

Monday: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Directed Footwork Monday 7:00 to 7:30 pm BSF Full Members Only
Wednesday: 7:30 to 10:00 pm
Directed Footwork Wednesday 7:00 to 7:30 pm BSF Full Members Only 
Friday: 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Adult Competitive Epee Friday 7:00 to 8:30 pm BSF Full Members Only
Sunday: Competitive Bouting (Ages 13+) 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Floor Fee:  $15 Non-members
PLUS: Any level of US Fencing Association, International Fencing Federation Or FIE Membership is required.

Please Note: If you plan on attending Open Fencing more that twice per week Club Membership is more cost effective than paying floor fees. USA Fencing permits fencers to have two club affiliations, but only one Competitive Club.

Club Membership

Bay State Fencers offers club membership for students, individuals, and families of two. Club membership, like US Fencing membership is an annual commitment. The national office permits fencers to be members of more than one club, but to represent only one Competitive club for the fencing season. We hope you will represent us, but we welcome members who represent other clubs as well.  

For the most cost effective pricing, please select Automatic Recurring Billing (ARB). To register for ARB please download the application and turn it in to the front desk.  If you have questions please email registrar@baystatefencers

By registering for membership online you acknowledge and agree to the Bay State Fencers Code of Conduct.