Please arrive 5 minutes prior to a class or a private lesson. Please wear long pants, a t-shirt and non marking athletic shoes. Please bring your own water bottle.
NO WALK-INS ARE ALLOWED into a class or a private lesson. All forms below must be filled out by a parent/guardian or an adult athlete and emailed to lajollafencing@gmail.com at least 24 hours prior to the first on-site practice. Thank you for your cooperation!

Beginner Program

LJFA’s Beginner Fencing Program is designed to introduce our new athletes to the sport of fencing. Ages 6 to 16 are welcome! In the Beginner Class, our new fencers focus on the intangible skills of fencing: footwork, blade work, agility, and conditioning in a safe and fun group environment.

All equipment is provided for a student taking beginner group classes and private lessons here at LJFA for the first 3 months. After that you will need to purchase your own set of equipment.

Beginner classes are offered for 3 different age groups. Each class is 1.5 hour.

Youth Age 6-7

Monday, Wednesday 4-5:30pm
Saturday 11:30-1:00pm

  • $150 First Month Trial (2-3 classes per week)
  • $200/month for 2 classes per week
  • $300/month for 3 classes per week
  • $40 per drop-in* class

Youth Age 8-11

Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday 4-5:30pm

Monday, Wednesday
4:30-6pm

  • $150 First Month Trial (2-3 classes per week)
  • $200/month for 2 classes per week
  • $300/month for 3 classes per week
  • $40 per drop-in* class

Junior Age 12-16

Monday, Wednesday 6-7:30pm
Saturday 1-2:30pm

  • $150 First Month Trial (2-3 classes per week)
  • $200/month for 2 classes per week
  • $300/month for 3 classes per week
  • $40 per drop-in* class

1 Private lesson per week is recommended

  • 30 minutes private lesson $60
  • 15 minutes private lesson $30

We offer siblings a 10% discount on fencing classes.

Intermediate Program

Fencers who have a solid fencing foundation are recommended to participate in LJFA’s Intermediate Class Programs. The goal for this program is to build a foundation for our athletes to compete in tournaments or to continue fencing recreationally at a higher level. Only fencers with prior fencing experience can join this class with coaches’ approval.

Intermediate classes are offered for three different age groups. Each class is 1.5 hour.

Youth Age 6-7

Monday, Wednesday 4-5:30pm
Saturday 11:30-1:00pm

  • $150 First Month Trial (2-3 classes per week)
  • $200/month for 2 classes per week
  • $300/month for 3 classes per week
  • $40 per drop-in* class

Youth Age 8-11

Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday 4-5:30pm

  • $150 First Month Trial (2-3 classes per week)
  • $200/month for 2 classes per week
  • $300/month for 3 classes per week
  • $40 per drop-in* class

Junior Age 12-16

Monday, Wednesday 6-7:30pm
Saturday 1-2:30pm

  • $150 First Month Trial (2-3 classes per week)
  • $200/month for 2 classes per week
  • $300/month for 3 classes per week
  • $40 per drop-in* class

1-2 Private lessons per week are recommended

  • 30 minutes private lesson $60
  • 15 minutes private lesson $30

We offer siblings a 10% discount on fencing classes.

COMPETITIVE / ELITE Program

Our invitation-only competitive/elite program is designed for advanced fencers who will compete at local, regional, national, and international tournaments. The training program is designed to help our athletes to reach their fencing goals to become nationally top-rated athletes and get recruited to fence at colleges and universities. Coach’s consent is required to join the competitive/elite classes.

Competitive / Elite

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6-9pm
Wednesday 7-9pm
Saturday 9am-11:30am

  • $350/month Unlimited classes and open fencing
  • $100/month for open fencing UCSD
  • $40 per drop-in* class
  • $30 per drop-in* open fencing session

3-4 Private lessons per week are recommended

  • 30 minutes private lesson $60

We offer siblings a 10% discount on fencing classes.

ADULT Program

La Jolla Fencing Academy offers a well-crafted fencing class for adults who are ready to jump onto the strip and learn something that is not only challenging but also extremely rewarding. This class is recommended for physically active individuals who regularly exercise 2-3 times a week.

Adult Age 18-55
+ equipment

Saturday 3-4:30pm

  • $150/month for 1 class per week
  • $40 per drop-in* class

Private Lessons

At LJFA we emphasize that private lessons are the best way for aspiring fencers to learn the sport at the highest possible level. We offer a 15-minute one-on-one session with a coach for beginner fencers and a 30-minute one-on-one session with a coach for intermediate and competitive fencers. A coach teaches the important skills of fencing: footwork, blade work, and strategy. LJFA members may book private lessons through our office by sending an email to lajollafrencing@gmail.com. Please remember that our coaches’ availability is limited.

Private Lessons

  • 15 minutes + equipment $30
  • 30 minutes + equipment $60 or $80
    (depending on the coach)
* Drop-in classes do not require monthly enrollment. You can take classes from our daily schedule.
Class package fees are billed monthly. The price for each month is the same regardless of the number of class days. We do not pro-rate or make up for missed classes. We only pro-rate class package fees if you are missing two or more consecutive weeks of classes. In order to be prorated LJFA must be notified by email before the end of the previous month to make a pro-ration for the upcoming month.
USA Fencing Membership is required for all students:
$10 per year non-competitive or $85 per year competitive ($75 renewals until October 31)
Contact LJFA office to discuss and reserve your monthly class packages. Class packages are not available for online purchasing.