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Fencing Varsity


Fencing is a combat sport which has three different blade types: foil, saber, and epee. The event that is played in the school district is foil; its main distinction from the other events being that only the tip of the blade can score a point and the target area is limited to the torso. Limbs, neck and head are considered off-target. I guarantee if you haven't played a combat sport, you haven't experienced much like fencing; it is very distinct from all the other sports available in the SFUSD. This difference may be what leads you to either loving or hating it, but I very much encourage you to try. I shared the same skepticism you might have had when thinking about fencing, and today I can confidently say it is the sport I genuinely enjoy competing in.


The season will have us preparing and practicing for about a month before competing at different schools. Matches are divided into genders, in which both schools will send 3-9 boys and girls to compete at maximum. Each gender division play best of 9 bouts(matches). A bout in high-school level fencing is usually first to 5 touches. After having faced all schools both on and off campus, 3 boys and 3 girls from the school are chosen to compete in all-city. In all-city, you will play 5 pool bouts to determine your placement in the tournament. During the tournaments, you then play bouts which are first to 15 touch bouts. The top contenders in all-city then qualify for all-state. Wow thanks for reading this. If you want to try fencing, I'll see you in the dance room for the spring season!

Next Season

No experience is necessary for joining the team. Most of the members as of right now had no prior experience. Though it's not for everyone, I hope you find the sport as fascinating as I do!

Coaches, Captains, and Schedule



  • Al Carter- Head Coach
  •  -Boys Captain - Cameron Jo
  •  -Girls Captain- Sabrina Chang

 All Practices will be held in the North Gym Dance Room (unless otherwise specified) on:


*Wednesdays(2:30-4:30) As of February 29th 


Fencing March 17, 2015


(Now with the exclusion of school loop, unfortunately the following are the only convenient means of reaching us)


Cameron Jo: (415) 235-1456

//If I do not pick up, please leave a voicemail or text

(Attempts at convincing the other captains to put up information is pending

Update: Highly doubt any amount of convincing will be sufficient)


If any other means of contact prove unsuccessful, please see Mr. Grayson