Flagstaff Branch

Southwest Fencing Club’s (SWFC) Flagstaff Branch, in partnership with YMCA, offers year-round opportunity for beginning to experienced fencers for instruction, practice and preparation for competition.



Flagstaff Family YMCA

Address: 1001 North Turquoise Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (Map)



Normally Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7-9pm but for now the evening program has been suspended because of curtailed operating hours of the YMCA related to the pandemic. We are looking forward to the resumption of normal hours and of our evening program.


Because of the curtailed operating hours, a group of our fully-vaccinated experienced fencers are meeting at the YMCA to practice most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.  Call Charlie King at 602-576-6055 for details prior to attending.


Learn to Fence

For those who like to give fencing a try, during the summer of 2021 we are offering a beginner program from 10:30 to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  The requirement to join the YMCA is waived for the first two weeks.  If after two weeks you decide to continue, a YMCA membership will be required.  The only cost of the two-week trial is $10 for a USA Fencing membership.  We will provide all the equipment you need.  For those who join the YMCA after the trial period, the Y does not charge members any additional fee for fencing.


Fencing is recommended for ages 12 and up, however, the instructor is willing to consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Charlie King if you have questions.



Fencing free to YMCA members! There are also daily passes available to non-YMCA members.


Contact Flagstaff

For more information, please contact Charlie King at 602-576-6055 or by emailing: flagstaff@swfencing.com


Please come join us, we look forward to seeing you!


Updates, events, and details can be seen and followed on the SWFC's Flagstaff Branch Facebook Page.


Instructor Charlie King starting introductory épée class with 3 new students at the Flagstaff Family YMCA

Instructor Charlie King drilling techniques with student

Drills in action with instructor