Schedule your fencing lessons at LJFA in San Diego

For Beginner Students

LJFA’s Beginner Fencing Program is designed to introduce our new athletes to the sport of fencing. Ages 5 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 equipment.

PLEASE ASK US ABOUT FREE BEGINNER CLASS.

Beginner Packages
“Future Olympians” Beginner Package (Recommended by Coaches)
3 Classes a Week BEGINNER EPEE or BEGINNER SABER
Total 4.5 hours per week $350 / Month*
“Learn to Fence” Beginner Package (Pick Two Classes)
2 Classes a Week BEGINNER EPEE or BEGINNER SABER
Total 3 hours per week $250 / Month*
“Introduction To Fencing” Beginner Package
1 Class a Week BEGINNER FOIL
Total 2 hours per week $150 / Month*
“Introduction To Fencing” Beginner Package (Pick One Class)
1 Class a Week BEGINNER EPEE or BEGINNER SABER
Total 1.5 hour per week $150 / Month*
Beginner Class Drop-In
Drop-in classes DO NOT require pre-registration.
You can stop by at any time and take classes from our daily schedule.
$40
Beginner Class Schedule
Beginner Youth Epee (Age 5 to 10) Monday, Wednesday 4:00–5:30pm
Saturday 11:30–1:00pm
Beginner Junior Epee (Age 10 to 16) Monday, Wednesday 6:00–7:30pm
Saturday 1:00–2:30pm
Beginner Saber (Age 8 to 16) Monday, Wednesday
Tuesday, Thursday
4:00–5:30pm
Saturday 10:00–11:30pm
Beginner Foil (Age 8 to 16) Saturday 12:00–2:00pm
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 class package fees for missed classes.

For Intermediate and Advanced Students

Fencers who have a solid fencing foundation and competitive fencing experience are recommended to participate in LJFA’s Intermediate Class Programs. Advanced fencers are also invited to enroll in LJFA’s weekly Master Class, a challenging group class designed to help our advanced fencers excel in regional, national, and international tournaments. Both programs include Spartak Open Fencing, in which fencers independently practice and compete with other advanced fencers while our coaches strip-coach the athletes.

Intermediate/Advance Packages
“Unlimited Classes & OPEN FENCING” Package
Intermediate Saber or Master Saber
$350 / Month*
“1 Class a Week & OPEN FENCING” Package
Intermediate Saber or Master Saber
$250 / Month*
“2 Classes a Week” Package
Intermediate Saber or Master Saber
$250 / Month*
“1 Class a Week” Package
Intermediate Saber or Master Saber
$150 / Month*
Spartak OPEN FENCING Daily $150 / Month*
Spartak OPEN FENCING Daily UCSD $100 / Month*
Intermediate and Master Class Drop-In
Drop-in classes DO NOT require pre-registration.
You can stop by at any time and take classes from our daily schedule.
$40
Open Fencing Drop-In
Drop-in classes DO NOT require pre-registration.
You can stop by at any time and take classes from our daily schedule.
$30
Intermediate/Advance Class Schedule
Intermediate Saber Tuesday, Thursday 6:00–7:30pm
Saturday 10:00–12:00pm
Master Class Saber Friday 6:00–8:00pm
Spartak Open Fencing Monday-Friday 7:00–10:00pm
Saturday 10:00–2:00pm
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 class package fees for missed classes.

For Adult Students

La Jolla Fencing Academy offers a well crafted fencing class for adults who are ready to jump onto the strip and learn something that’s not only challenging but also extremely rewarding.

Adult Packages
“Adult Class Saber” + equipment Package
One-hour class
$100 / Month*
Adult Class Drop-In
Drop-in classes DO NOT require pre-registration.
You can stop by at any time and take classes from our daily schedule.
$30
Adult Class Schedule
Adult Class SaberTuesday6:00–7:00pm

Strength and Conditioning Class

Fencing strength and conditioning is very specific and differentiates from orthodox strength and conditioning exercises. The class will be teaching specific skills and exercises needed to translate into better results on the fencing strip.

  • Explosiveness
  • Agility
  • Core Strength
  • Leg Strength
  • Coordination
  • Endurance
  • Speed
Strength and Conditioning Class Packages
“Strength and Conditioning” Package
One-hour class
$50 / Month*
Strength and Conditioning Drop-In
Drop-in classes DO NOT require pre-registration.
You can stop by at any time and take classes from our daily schedule.
$20
Strength and Conditioning Class Schedule
Strength and ConditioningSaturday10:00–11:00am
We highly recommend all LJFA students especially the ones in SPARTAK open fencing to sign up for this weekly 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. LJFA provides private lessons for all three fencing weapons: saber, epee, and foil. Private lessons consist of a 30-minute one-on-one session between the coach and student. The coach teaches the important skills of fencing: footwork, blade work, and strategy. We recommend beginner fencers to have private lessons at least once a week and advanced fencers at least twice a week, however, as many lessons as possible is highly recommended. LJFA members may register for private lessons through our MINDBODY Online Scheduler. Please remember that our coaches’ availability is limited.

With Dmitriy Guy (30 minutes) + equipment$80 per Lesson
With any other coach (30 minutes) + equipment$60 per Lesson
USA Fencing Membership is required for all students:
$10 per year non-competitive or $70 per year competitive
Visit LJFA office to discuss and reserve your monthly class packages. Class packages are not available for online purchasing.