The UCSB Fencing Club offers an opportunity for fencers of all levels of experience to practice together. No prior fencing experience is necessary and the Club is open to any UCSB student in good academic standing, as well as community members. We offer fencing at both a recreational and at a competitive level in all three weapons, foil, epee, and sabre. We provide the coaching, training, and the equipment necessary for success.
The UCSB Fencing Club has been in existence since 1935 and was a varsity program through the 1970s.  We are a member club of both the United States Fencing Association and the Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California (IFCSC).  We are often invited to participate in the Northern California Intercollegiate Fencing League (NCIFL) as a guest school, traveling to San Luis Obispo, the Bay Area, and Davis for tournaments. Club members are encouraged to fence competitively both as individuals and as a team in events throughout the year. We have enjoyed much success in recent years and continue to grow. Please join us at any one of our practices to learn more!

Join the Team

New and beginning fencers are encouraged to join our coach's Introductory class on Mondays and Wednesdays, Rob Gym 2120 at 1:00pm. We are both competitive and recreational, however we aim to train everyone as though they will compete, allowing for better learning of the sport.
Experienced and competitive newcomers are encouraged to attend Club practices. We meet at Rob Gym 2120 three times a week, with conditioning included twice per week:
First practice: 9/23/16 5-9pm, informational held 5-6pm
Regular Practices:
Monday / Wednesday -- 3:00-6:30pm
Friday -- 5:30-9:30pm         

No need for personal gear, but if you have it, bring it! Wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes.

Dues: $70 for a quarter, or $180 for a year


We have our very own armory with all of the gear that is provided for our team. We have attended Club Nationals twice now, traveling across the country with the team. Some of our members are top rated among collegiate Fencers.

In 2016 we took 2nd overall out of nine schools in the conference, which includes two NCAA schools

Our goal for this coming season is to take first in the conference and top ten in Club Nationals, held most likely in Tennessee.