Boston Fencing Club

Boston Fencing Club

Post by Felis Ly » Fri, 14 May 1993 23:17:02


I've been iching to get into the habit of fencing again, so I've been looking
around Boston for a place to do so.  I've found the Boston Fencing Club
in Watertown, and I wondered if anybody else out there has had any experience
with them.  I mostly fence sabre, dry (electric!  ick!).  If anybody knows
about them or other available sals, I'd love to find out.  I'm living up
in the Burlington area....

Felis Lynx

P.S.  Ignore the fact that this post is originating in St. Louis....

 
 
 

Boston Fencing Club

Post by gr.. » Sat, 15 May 1993 04:26:24

I recommend them.

They are one of the few places in the area you will find Sabre. I am not sure
what other clubs might have frequent Sabre fencers.

Other clubs include Charles River FC (MIT), Tanner City (Beverly), and there
is a new South Boston Club that I know fairly little about.

 
 
 

Boston Fencing Club

Post by Stan Yen - Sun BOS Hardware - Scan Gru » Sat, 15 May 1993 01:10:40

Quote:

>I've been iching to get into the habit of fencing again, so I've been looking
>around Boston for a place to do so.  I've found the Boston Fencing Club
>in Watertown, and I wondered if anybody else out there has had any experience
>with them.  I mostly fence sabre, dry (electric!  ick!).  If anybody knows
>about them or other available sals, I'd love to find out.  I'm living up
>in the Burlington area....

>Felis Lynx

>P.S.  Ignore the fact that this post is originating in St. Louis....

So what do you want to know?  :)

BFC has mostly foil and epee with a few scattered sabre fencers.
Tuesday is usually foil night, Thursday is usually epee night, but there
is usually a good mix on either day.  I've heard that Wednesday is
sabre night, but I have no idea what kind of turnout there is.  Usually
a handful (2-4) sabre fencers will show up on Tuesday or Thursday.
Fencing usually starts around 8pm and goes until 10-10:30.

Floor fee for non-members is $4.  I think summer membership (June-August)
is $50, it's something like $100-$125 for the full year (Sept-Aug).  But
don't hold me to that.

Tanner City FC is located in Peabody.  A much small club and turnout,
but proportionally more sabre fencers.  A handful of epee fencers tend
to show up (I only go up regularly on Wednesday so I wouldn't know about
other days) and there are usually several foil fencers.  There were only 2
last night but I hear that Thursday is a big night for sabre.  Again, I
wouldn't know since I'm always at BFC on Thursdays.

The club is open (I believe) from 6:30pm (could be 5:30) to 9:30pm.
There is a $40 club dues, but they're pretty lax about and people tend
to just show up.

Both clubs have a pretty good mix of fencers.  All ages and all levels.
In my opinion, (and my opinion only) I'd say there are fewer *beginners*
at TCFC, but the higher level fencing is pretty good at both clubs.

You might also try the Universities - give the coaches a call.
Brandeis, BU, BC, Tufts, UMass, MIT (not Harvard though, I hear Zicovic[sp?]
never has open practices.)

If you need directions to the clubs, feel free to email me.

-Stan

 
 
 

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Post by Stephen R. Balz » Sat, 15 May 1993 06:30:56

The BFC is a very good group.  I used to fence there quite a bit when
I lived in Boston.

Another good club in the Boston area is the Charles River Fencing Club
run out of MIT.

-Steve