Welcome To Traverse City Fencing Club!
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization
Your Adventure Begins Here!
Whatever the reason you came - whether it was curiosity, the desire to be challenged, to improve your health, or to be part of a tight-knit community - we are excited to have you!
COVID - 19
We follow Grand Traverse County Health Department recommendations and currently require all unvaccinated visitors (spectators and fencers) to wear masks. To review those guidelines or for more information, click here.
In The News:
Fencing For All Ages in Traverse City
March 25, 2021 Brighid Driscoll
En garde! Three Swords Fencing medals twice at nationals
July 25, 2021 Andrew Rosenthal
Local fencing club makes a splash at national competition
July 29, 2021 Harrison Beeby
At the Club:
Region 2 - 2020/21 Member Point Rankings
Junior Women's Epee
(out of 40)
Claire Norconk - 4th*
Jordan Lesperance - 9th
Cadet Men's Epee
(out of 63)
Aidan Schleuder - 8th*
Junior Men's Epee
(out of 59)
Aidan Schleuder - 7th*
Carson Clark - 35th
Y14 Women's Epee
Rosalyn Zalewski - 7th*
Y12 Women's Epee
Miette Otterman - 10th*
Y10 Women's Epee
Miette Otterman - 3rd*
Lucy Wichern - 4th*
* Highest Ranked in Michigan
Our programs and coaching focus on three core values that are essential for success:
We teach self awareness, the ability to adapt to adversity, and mental toughness.
We stress physical conditioning for a healthy life and
better athletic potential.
We strive for excellence in technical skill and personal commitment to self and team in competition.
From the Source
Fencing here has been great for my kids. My daughter is more of an introvert and didn't want the pressure of a team sport, but she was also looking for a supportive team environment. My son needed something physically challenging and a ton of fun! Fencing here is competitive but supportive; individualized but within a diverse group. It's a perfect blend and suits both of my children perfectly!
I’ve been involved in a lot of sports through the years and can state that hands-down fencing offers the best combination of mental and physical engagement. Started in my 40’s because my son was into it and have made countless memories and friends through the years. Give it a try!
The club is a fantastic place to learn fencing with a great group and wonderful coach. If you're an experienced fencer, you will find some of the most competitive teammates in the state at the club. If you've never fenced then you will get to grow your health, confidence, and skills. I've been fencing a while and can say that this is one of the best clubs in the country.
I started coming to the club with my daughter. It’s been 4 years and I am still loving every second. Fencing has unique components combination of skills and thought process we really utilize in other daily activities. After my heart surgery my cardiologist was very happy with my recovery and recommended that I continue with fencing because it helped me get better. Coach Robert is amazing with kids and adults. His knowledge and expertise are known in fencing circles for raising great generations of junior and cadet students champions.
Tell Us What You Think!
We encourage all members to share their experience! If you would like to describe what the Traverse City Fencing Club has meant to you, fill out and submit the form below.