Metro Tacoma Fencing Club

The Home of Sport Fencing in the South Puget Sound


All of the programs are high quality, instructor-led programs. Each program includes conditioning, footwork, bladework, drills, and bouting.

After a first month introductory rate for beginner classes, all classes require club membership as well as a separate class fee. Open fencing requires membership or drop in fee. Private lesson fees are arranged with the coach.


In foil, touches are scored only with the tip of the blade. Only the torso is valid target area. Foil and saber have "right of way" rules which determine who receives a touch.

New and less experienced fencers will start with the Introduction to Foil class and, depending on the level of their participation and goals, move on to the Competitive Program. As their skills improve, those interested in high level training and significant competition may enroll in the Elite Program.


Like foil, touches in epee are only scored with the tip of the blade, but with epee the entire body is valid target area. Unlike foil and saber, you do not have to worry about right of way rules for epee. Epees are heavier than the other two weapons.

Coach Dana Sanford is our Head Epee Coach. We have a new Introduction to Epee class.

Introduction to Epee: Tuesdays -

Open Epee Fencing: Thursdays


In saber, both the tip and the edge of the blade can be used to score touches. Everything above the waist is target.

Coach Joe Jasper teaches an Introduction to Fencing (all three weapons-foil, epee, and saber) class on Saturday mornings. Coach Joe will also provide private saber lessons. Email for more information.

Introduction to Fencing (Foil, Epee, Saber) Class: Saturdays -