Club – Bay State Fencers


Bay State Fencers is a full-service urban fencing club and academy serving the communities in and around Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA. We have taken great care to build a permanent fencing facility with our member's and student's health and safety in mind. We offer six fencing strips with electronic machines, 2 of the six strips have competition grade grounded metal strips with timing/scoring machines, dressing rooms, lockers, 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 a 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 athletes 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.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from the best.

Weekly Schedule

Monday: 7:30 to 9:30 pm Open Fencing
Directed Footwork Monday 7:00 to 7:30 pm for BSF Full Members Only
Tuesday: 5:00 to 9:30 Classes and Lessons
Adult Intro classes and lessons
Wednesday: 7:30 to 10:00 pm Open Fencing
Directed Footwork Wednesday 7:00 to 7:30 pm for BSF Full Members Only 
Thursday: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Intermediate Bouting 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Friday: 7:00 to 10:00 pm Open Fencing
Competitive Epee 7:00 to 8:30 pm for BSF Cadet/Junior Competitive Students Only
Sunday: Competitive Bouting (Ages 13+) 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Floor Fee:  $15 Non-members
PLUS: Any level of USA Fencing Association, International Fencing Federation, or FIE Membership is required.

Please Note: If you plan on attending Open Fencing more than twice per week Club Membership is more cost-effective than paying floor fees. USA Fencing permits fencers to have two club affiliations, one of which is your Primary/Competitive Club.

Club Membership

Bay State Fencers offers club membership for students, individuals, and families of two. Club membership, like USA Fencing Membership, is an annual commitment. The national office permits fencers to be members of more than one club, but to represent only one as their Primary/competitive club for the fencing season. In order to receive coaching at any competition, fencers must represent Bay State Fencers as their Primary Club, we always welcome members who represent other clubs to join us during Open Fencing.  

If you have questions please email registrar@baystatefencers