What We Offer
Bay State Fencers is an Epee Fencing Club and Academy, welcoming people interested in fencing from communities surrounding Watertown, Newton, Cambridge, and Boston, and visiting epee fencers from around the world. We are committed to ensuring that every fencer who joins us, young or old, novice or expert, achieves his or her athletic goals through fencing. We strive to make this journey as enriching and satisfying as possible. Our offerings include:
You do not need to be experienced or to be highly competitive to fence with us. Our professional coaches create a fun, safe, and supportive learning environment for athletes of all ages and all athletic ability.
Students begin by enrolling in one of our age-specific Learn to Fence Classes and progress through to our Epee Classes. After completing a full cycle of our classes adult students often go on to become BSF Club Members and many youth students are invited to join one of our Competitive Programs.
To enroll in BSF Classes annual $10 non-competitive USA Fencing Membership is required. BSF Student Club Membership is included in the enrollment fee.
BSF Competitive Programs are by Invitation Only. Youth fencers enrolled in BSF Epee Classes and experienced youth epee fencers are welcome to express interest in joining our competitive programs.
Our competitive fencers train two to five days per week, take one or more private lessons per week, and travel to local, regional, and/or national competitions each month. Many BSF Competitive high school fencers go on to join NCAA Fencing Programs or Collegiate Clubs or at top colleges and universities across the United States.
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Bay State Fencers offers Club Membership for experienced fencers who are interested in joining us on a regular basis. We offer several levels of membership including a Full Adult Membership for adults who are actively competing. All memberships includes access to open fencing, private dressing rooms, lockers and equipment storage, and other facility amenities. Members also have priority access to private lessons, clinics, and special events.
All fencers who participate in our programming must be active members of USA Fencing, FIE, or an International Federation.
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Open Fencing offers BSF Club Members and visitors the opportunity to train, bout, and socialize together several times each week. Our most experienced fencers, fencers from other area clubs, and fencers visiting from around the world routinely participate in Open Fencing.
To participate in Open Fencing any level of BSF Club Membership or a Floor Fee along with USA Fencing, International Fencing Federation, or FIE Membership are required.
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Private lessons are a vital part of every competitive fencer’s training program. BSF Club Members and students enrolled in any level of Epee Class or in one of our Competitive Programs may take private lessons with one of our professional coaches.
To take private lessons both USA Fencing and BSF Club Memberships are required.
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