Interested in checking out fencing?
Come to practice and give it a try!
New members are always welcome.
Dynasty Room (2nd Floor of John Wooden Center)
|Monday||5:00 - 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||3:30 - 5:30 pm|
|Friday||7:00 - 9:00 pm|
|October 26||Individual Open||CalTech|
|November 3||North vs. South||UC Irvine|
|November 24||North vs. North||UC Santa Barbara|
|February 8 or February 9||North vs. North||UC Santa Barbara|
|March 1||North vs. South & Awards||UC Irvine|
Do I need to know how to fence to join?
Absolutely not! We take people of all skill levels — including people with no fencing experience.
Our veterans and coaches will do their best to teach you from the ground up.
Do I need to have my own equipment?
Our club closet has all of the fencing equipment that you will need.
All you need to bring with you to practice are closed-toed shoes and clothes you can move comfortably in.
Does it cost money to join?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
For the first few weeks while you're trying the club out, we will not collect dues.
The money is used to pay for coaches, club membership in the Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California, and to buy new equipment for the club.
We also fundraise to try and reduce the price of club dues.
Do you guys compete?
Yes we do!
A few times every quarter we participate in team tournaments within the Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California.
Other schools that compete include USC, UCSB, Claremont Colleges, Pasadena Community College, UCI, CalTech, ASU, and UCSD.
For more information, see the calendar tab.
In addition, there are always USFA tournaments happening in the area. Feel free to ask other members if they will be attending any of them.
Vice PresidentsJoe Berthoud & Fred Foos
Safety OfficersAshley Salzetti, Patrick Phan
Publicity/Fundraising ChairSanan Venkatesh
Arts ChairsAnko Chang & Vivian Tong
Named after Heizaburo Okawa — the former UCLA coach and 3-time Olympic fencer representing Japan — the Okawa open is a USFA tournament that also serves as UCLA Fencing's primary fundraiser.
Unlike most tournaments, the Okawa Open allows competitors to register and fence in more than one weapon category.
Medals are awarded to the 1st-3rd place finishers in each category.
In addition, trophies are awarded to the 1st-3rd place finishers that compete in all three weapons.