• You are welcome to visit our club, observe our classes, and talk to a coach or manager.  Contact us to find out the best times to come.
  • All ages (6 to adult) and all levels (beginner to elite) fence at NYFA
  • You can start any time of the year
  • We’re open Mondays-Saturdays and can accommodate almost any schedule
  • It’s easy to start fencing at NYFA — just follow the 3 steps outlined below


All students who are new to NYFA begin with Introductory Lessons with one of our experienced coaches.
Call us at 718-996-0426 to schedule your first lessons No membership is required to begin.

BEGINNERS: If you’ve never fenced before or have less than six months experience, start with an Introductory Package of private lessons.  You will learn proper fencing position, how to hold the weapon, how to make correct touches, and how to do a basic attack. We recommend two or four lessons a week for two weeks.  Then you’ll be ready to join our ongoing group classes safely and with confidence. Equipment is provided.  You can take one private lesson before starting a package if you prefer.   (see FAQ for more info)

  • Four Beginner Private Lessons for $180  (Intro 4)
  • Eight Beginner Private Lessons for $360  (Intro 8)

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: If you have more than 6 months of fencing experience and can demonstrate proper fencing techniques, start with one Introductory Lesson so our coach can assess and recommend the best training schedule for your goals and abilities.

  • One Intermediate/Advanced Private Lesson for $50 (Intro 1)


After completing your Introductory lessons, you can join group classes and start fencing with other students. Most people choose one of our Member Packages for the best savings: you get 9 weeks of classes and lessons for the price of 8 weeks. Optionally, you may take individual classes and lessons without the package discount.

A free trial membership is included for the first session! Member benefits include access to discount prices for classes, lessons, and camps, free open bouting, online scheduling, participation in special club activities, and much more.

3. BECOME AN OFFICIAL NYFA MEMBER (& get your NYFA TEAM tee shirt and badge!)

After your free trial session, we’re confident you’ll want to become an official member of NYFA and continue to fence with us.  Membership fees for the season will be pro-rated and due after your trial ends. Member discounts, family discounts and payment options make our club even more affordable. Your member benefits will remain active for the season AND you get a free NYFA tee shirt and club badge!

If you don’t want to join NYFA, you may still take classes and bout at our club as a non-member guest fencer at Individual class & lesson rates plus a daily floor fee. You will not have access to member packages or benefits.