Welcome to Southwest Fencing Club

We are back at Deer Valley Community Center, effective June 2021.


Welcome to the Southwest Fencing Club (SWFC) website. Where fencers of all ages are welcome to join the club for open fencing and instructional classes.

Why fencing?  It’s only the fastest, most intense sport you will ever experience!  If you think you would like to try something that will demand total concentration, require tactical thinking, and reward precise control, all while immersing you in the thrill of simulated combat, come join us!



The SWFC is a not-for-profit Arizona corporation formed in 1983 (from the Phoenix Fencing Club which was founded in 1959) to promote the sport of fencing.

The SWFC is a member club of the United State Fencing Association (club number #100025115).



Our Club was started in Phoenix, AZ, and since 2012 we have had a branch of the Club in Flagstaff, AZ.


Club Offerings and Classes

Both the Phoenix and Flagstaff locations offer instruction for beginners and the opportunity for experienced fencers to participate in open fencing year around.  Coaches are available to work on refining techniques and tactics.  While the Phoenix branch engages in all three weapons, fencing in Flagstaff is limited to epee.


The Club aims to provide a fun, structured environment to develop skills in fencing and encourage participation in competitive tournaments sanctioned by the United States Fencing Association.


The Phoenix branch teaches classes through the Phoenix Department of Parks & Recreation and the Flagstaff branch is associated with the YMCA in Flagstaff.