The Fencing Club was first established at Humboldt State University in 1955, making it one of the oldest clubs on campus. Since its inception, the club has been organized as a non-profit for the betterment of its members. Currently, we fundraise to travel (as far as New York City), organize club parties and movie nights, buy new practice equipment, buy club apparel and provide pizza for movie nights. We spend our money, however, on fun events so that our practice times are focused on training. Our instructor, Antone Blair, teaches a classical style of fencing not taught in many other places in the United States, not to mention the West Coast. We teach French and Italian foil, Italian and Spanish rapier, French smallsword, epee, sabre, Navaja (Spanish folding knife), and German longsword. The fencing club is a great opportunity to get to know students from many disciplines while learning a rare and historical art.
About the Club
Absolutely no previous fencing experience is required and we provide all the necessary equipment. Our club armory has foils, epees, rapiers, jackets, masks, gloves, underarm protectors free of charge. Just come to one of our meetings and join, we always welcome new members.
How to Join
Any questions about joining club or about fencing in general, please feel free to drop by practices or email the club. You can also check us out on FaceBook.