Welcome to UCLA Fencing!

Interested in checking out fencing? Come to practice and give it a try!

New members are always welcome.

Foil, Epee, and Saber — we fence all three.

Practice Information

Location

Dynasty Room (2nd Floor of John Wooden Center)

Practice Times

Monday 4:45 - 6:45 pm
Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Calendar (2013-2014)

Date Event Location
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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Officers (2014-2015)

President

Julie Petracca-Naujoks

Vice Presidents

Joe Berthoud & Fred Foos

Treasurer

Ashley Salzetti

Safety Officers

Ashley Salzetti, Patrick Phan

Publicity/Fundraising Chair

Sanan Venkatesh

Armorer

Alex Hesselgrave

Arts Chairs

Anko Chang & Vivian Tong

Webmaster

Daniel Zhang

Okawa

Photo from 2013's Okawa Open held in UCLA's newly-built Pauley Pavilion
Every spring UCLA hosts its Okawa 3-Weapon Open Tournament.

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.