Flagstaff Branch

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


Come start a 3-week intro course for $10! We will provide all the equipment you need. This is an unbelieveable deal! Fencing is free to YMCA members! If you're interested in joining the YMCA please contact us (provided below) for details on membership fees!



Flagstaff Family YMCA

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



  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7-9pm
  • Saturdays: Dates and times subject to confirmation with the instructor


If you are interested in showing up for a Saturday session, please confirm with Charlie King to ensure there is fencing this Saturday. Saturdays are subject to cancellation based on the availability of fencers.


Learn to Fence

Interested in learning fencing? Beginners are welcome to come learn how to fence épée! Come start a 3-week intro course for $10! All necessary equipment (mask, jacket, épée, and electrical scoring equipment) is provided.


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


Advanced Open Fencing

For our more experienced fencers, come fence on our electric scoring equipment! Lessons and drills are also available for those who want to work on particular techniques in épée, foil, or sabre.



Free to YMCA members! Please reach out to us so we can explain the rates. There are also rates available to non-YMCA members (daily fees, etc.).


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 as seen below.


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

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