hmm. salle auriol is based out of seattle or has a seattle branch
if i remember correctly. anyone else?
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To specifically direct you, it would be best to know about you commitment
level, and which weapon(s) you wish to learn.
The largest establishment is the Westside Fencing Center, which houses
clubs such as Mori, Salle Gascon, many smaller clubs, and many
unaffiliated fencers. You can contact them at (310) 204-2688, and speak
to Andy Shaw, the manager.
Nearby are Salle Saufen and Salle Couturier.
Saufen has strong training in Epee under Karl Christie. Margo Miller trains
there. Their sabre fencing has also attracted strong local fencers who are
trained by Boris Sokol. Saufen is located at the Beverly Hills Family
YMCA, you can get their number and call, or email Kelly Ringwald at
Couturier has a friendly social atmosphere, and has proven a
non-intimidating entre to fencing novices in the area. Al Couturier
teaches foil, Epee, and sabre (sabre is also taught by Fernc Lukasc
(please forgive my spelling)). Xandy (Robinson) Brown (former national
champion) trained here. For more information contact strong 3-weapon
Of course, the southern California area is huge. There are several clubs
in the (San Fernando) valley, and Pasadena areas also. Outside of L.A.,
there are clubs in San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange County, and up to
Santa Barbara. From September to June, there is at least one tournament
in the area most every weekend, run by one or more of the local divisions.
Hope this give you a place to start. Read the FAQ.
Eric Speicher, Southern California Division, USFA