SCFC is a non-profit corporation that is focused on the development of fencing in the greater Orange County area, providing instruction at both the recreational and competitive levels. Club membership is included in the price of all classes, as is the option to use basic (non-electric) equipment provided by the center. This rental equipment is free to students for use during classes. We also offer a full-service store, where you can purchase your own equipment.
Membership is included in the price of all classes. Membership gives the fencer access to the center 6 days a week, use of our fitness center, free entry into most club tournaments, seminars and workshops, access to private lessons (the lessons themselves are a separate fee), and free use of rental gear. We offer video review technology for our students and as well as a library of fencing resources, including books and DVDs.
For those fencers wishing to train regularly at the center but not enrolled in classes, membership fees are $75/month.
Drop-in fees (for a single day of open fencing) are $15. Drop-in fees do not include class instruction.
All classes at SCFC are run on an on-going basis for your convenience. You may join a class at any time and the center is open year round (except for major holidays). Fencers starting a class after the 15th of the month will receive 30% off of class fees for that month. All perspective students are welcome to join a class for a day for free before deciding whether to commit to that program.
A short 2 week break is taken during the end of December in observance of the holiday season. Classes may be taken for as long as you like. For those wishing to enter into a Competitive program, please see a member of our staff. We will sit down with you and answer any questions that you may have regarding this next level.
Regardless of the class, we ask that fencers attend consistently and minimize training interruptions. Due to the complexity behind fencing, training should be approached with a similar mind-set to music: consistent, quality, daily practice is the only way allow the fencer to enjoy quick progress in the sport.
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Introductory classes are designed with maximum flexibility in mind. Each class session is 1 hour and meets twice a week. You have the option of registering for any two open class times. These classes are for those with no previous fencing experience, or those who have stepped away from the sport for a while and are interested in restarting their training. Our introductory classes are taught with the foil (one of the three weapons in the sport of fencing).
- Introductory classes (2 meetings per week): $150/month
All Intermediate classes meet twice per week (1 hour sessions each). These classes are designed for those fencers who are comfortable with the material presented in the introductory courses and would like to continue to develop their fencing. These classes increase the intensity of the training, both by meeting twice a week and by expanding the fencer's techniques and tactical training. Intermediate classes are weapon-specific and the student may choose which weapon to specialize in.
- All Intermediate classes (2 meetings per week): $150/month
All Competitive programs meets three times per week (90 minute sessions each). These programs are designed for those fencers wishing to commit to a high level of training and compete in USFA-sanctioned tournaments. They involve a higher level of physical conditioning, mental preparation and a high degree of technical precision. Fencers wishing to enter into one of our Competitive programs should see a member of our staff prior to enrollment.
Our Youth Developmental program is specifically designed for 7 to 10 year old students. No previous fencing experience is necessary for this program and the class focuses on athletic development, hand-eye coordination, decision making and critical thinking. Skills are taught in a fun, engaging environment that encourages attention and team building.
- All Competitive programs (3 meetings per week/90 minutes each): $200/month
- Youth Developmental program (2 meetings per week): $150/month
- Mixed Recreational Foil classes (1 meeting per week): $100/month
- Conditioning Program (1 or 2 meetings per week, student option): $60 or $100/month
- Footwork class (1 meeting per week): $25/month (enrollment in core class is required)
SCFC offers individual private lessons with one of our coaches. These are intense 1-on-1 sessions and allow for quick and precise improvement in the fencer. Individual instruction is critical to the development of a successful fencer and between 1 and 4 lessons per week is recommended.
Membership is required to take private instruction from one of our coaches and all fencers who are currently enrolled in classes are automatically members. We have an on-line scheduling system that is easy and convenient to use, allowing the fencer to book, modify or cancel any lesson via our website. Private instruction varies by coach and lessons are booked in 20 minute increments.
To book a private lesson with one of our coaches, please log in with the Login form on the left side of the web page. You can create a new lesson account by using this form as well. If you would like more information on private lessons or would like to meet with our coaches, please call us at (714) 549-2946 or stop by and see a member of our staff.
Nightly Floor Fee:
For those fencers who are not enrolled in a class at SCFC and would like to "drop in" to fence during open times, the floor fee is $15/day.
Lockers are available to our students. Locker fees are $10/month.
Repair services are available to our membership. Our staff will repair or rebuild fencing equipment that needs maintenance. Armory service fees are posted in our lobby when you drop off the equipment. Once repaired, please ask for a member of our staff to pick it up. SCFC also offers self-service armory facilities for your own use. We have a workshop available to our members so that they can work on their own equipment at no additional fee.
A wide range of fencing gear is sold at SCFC. We have a store on-site stocking almost anything you might need. Prices for individual items are posted at the center. We also have club t-shirts (which make excellent gifts),patches, warm-ups and a variety of other club gear. Stop by the center and see what we have!