South Coast Fencing Center is home to the largest fencing center in Orange County. The center is committed to developing successful athletes in a positive training environment. We have introductory programs for those who want to try out fencing for the first time. We offer intermediate programs for those looking to expand and develop their techniques. Competitive programs are available for those interested in competing at the regional, national and international levels. We welcome students from the ages of 7 and up, offering both group and private instruction for all experience levels.
SCFC is a member of the United States Fencing Association (USFA) and was founded in 1999. We are active at the competitive level, regularly fielding athletes at North America Cups and National Championship events. Our coaching staff and students include Olympians as well as former World Cup finalists, members of the US National Team and national champions.
We have a 5,400 square foot facility, with over 3,600 square feet of fencing floor on two levels. Ten fully electric strips are available to the fencers. Membership amenities include weights and gym equipment, lockers, practice targets, a study lounge for parents and kids, rental gear, a full-service armory with repair staff on site and a store for new fencing equipment.
Introductory programs are available to new students and we invite you to contact us to schedule a free trial class at
or (714) 549-2946.
SCFC Open House
SCFC Fall Open House
Saturday, September 27th
12pm - 2pm
On Saturday, September 27th, the center will be open from 12pm to 2pm for all members and their guests for an afternoon of open fencing, food and socializing. We invite all of our students to bring your gear, a few friends who might want to try their hand at swordfighting, and have a fun fencing session. The whole center will be open to free fencing for the afternoon.
The center will be providing BBQ, drinks and snacks for lunch. We encourage everyone to bring a few friends who might be interested in learning to fence. We will have our staff on hand to provide free private lessons for all guests of our members. You can share your passion for our great sport by helping them gear up and try it out. For guests under the age of 18, you will need to pick up a waiver from the front desk and have a parent complete and return it on or before the 27th).
Clinton Kershaw joins SCFC's coaching staff
The Center welcomes coach Clinton to our staff, starting this week! Clinton will be focusing on working with coach Brenden and our foil program. In addition to working with our group classes he is now available for private lessons throughout the week. To sign up for lessons with coach Clinton simply log in to our website using our normal scheduling system.
Clinton Kershaw has been involved with the sport of foil fencing for twenty-two years. He has served on the U.S. Senior National Team, three U.S. World Teams, and was a three-time U.S. National Champion at the cadet and junior level. Clinton has competed at numerous World Cups internationally and North American Cups domestically over his competitive career. He began coaching nine years ago at the age of eighteen and after retiring from his competitive career in 2010, Clinton dedicated his fencing endeavors to solely teaching the sport of foil fencing. After coaching in New York City for three years at Empire United Fencing, Clinton returned to California to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy and to continue producing high level foil fencers of all ages.
Sept Youth Foil Circuit Challenge
September Youth Foil Circuit Challenge
On Saturday, September 20th, SCFC will be holding our first Youth Foil Circuit Challenge of the season. The Youth Foil Circuit Challenge consists of 10 unsanctioned foil competitions held monthly at the center between the months of September and June. These competitions are designed to give fencers a challenging tournament experience in a positive environment. Registration is $5 and awards go out to the top 4.
Fencers age 13 and under may fence at this event and fencers from all clubs are welcome to enter the tournament!