Adult Saber Fencing

transform your life

on guard!

The Olympic sport of saber fencing will energize you mentally and physically. Like many sports, fencing will work your body. Unlike other sports, it will transform your mind. 

Fencing is for adults, too… not just kids! Our adult fencing program can help you master the vital skills needed no matter if you are a new student, returning to the sport, or trying to make a national team.

Beginners Intro

Refine the basics in the intro class and learn the fundamentals that form your foundation. Your technique evolves, allowing you to execute and learn more tactics and strategy.

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Tactics and strategies develop as your creativity and imagination start to come into play. Creative problem solving using your continually improving technique takes the game to a new level of fun.


Take yourself to your maximum potential. This class is for you if you want to stay recreational without competing, or if you want to compete and reach your maximum potential.

COVID UPDATE: Our staff is fully vaccinated. Mask or face covering required. Temperature check, hand sanitizer or hand washing required at the door. If you are not feeling well, or like you are coming down with something, please postpone your visit to the club until you are feeling well.

For those ready to continue on… join the club and add a second day to your class! Go beyond the basics and learn the fundamentals of technique, defense, offense, and begin learning more tactics and strategies. The game of physical chess starts to take form as you start to play cat and mouse with your opponent. You don’t even realize how the time flies!  

Saturday 10:30 – 11:30, Wed. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m

beginner intro to fencing

For new students trying out saber fencing, this is the class for you! Learn the basics of movement, defense, offense, and rules of warfare. You will hold a sword from the very first class. Be ready to be active and have fun! Wear athletic shoes, a loose comfy t-shirt, loose workout pants, or basket ball shorts. Wear a ponytail if you have long hair. You must have a reservation as class size is limited.

Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 a.m

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Club members continue learning and refining the and strengthening the foundations of movement, defense, offense, right of way rules and learn the next level of tactics. Called Physical Chess, you’ll start to learn the cat and mouse came and use those. Buy your own glove and mask.

Class: Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m/Wed 7 – 8 p.m

adult INTERMEDIATE fencing

Your foundation is allowing you to execute more. In this intermediate level, theory is becoming second nature as you continue developing deeper tactical strategy and technique. Your body and mind adapt to greater physical and mental demands, and you’ll find yourself in deep concentration and mental alertness. When class is over, you’ll find a feeling of accomplishment and stress relief. 

Mon/Wed 7:00 – 8:00 p.m, Sat 10:30 – 11:30 am

Next . . . Take it to the max

competitive adults

Lets duel! Start to compete first locally, then on the national level and international level . . . or take yourself to your maximum potential without competing outside of the club and contribute as a world class sparring partner.

The classes can be intense, active, powerful, mesmerizing and challenging. Age is not a factor here, your evolving ability to out think your opponent under pressure is what determines success. Expert coaches guide you, help you analyze yourself, your opponent, and what you need to reach your goals. Your body and your mind develop together so that you can execute at the highest level. This is adult fencing at it’s highest competitive level.

What Our Customers Say

I started fencing to have a deeper connection to my sons. I fell in love with the sport so much because it challenges me mentally and keeps me in peak physical condition. Now that my boys are in college they are fencing recreationally and I'm the one competing nationally! Everyone in the club truly cares.

Rick Herrera

Cheryl was introduced to PDX Fencing in 2009, more than 60 pounds ago in fact. "The mental game is what fencing is all about. The challenge really intrigued me". "I lost 10 lbs. right off the bat. All the good stuff that everyone says happens really did happen for me". "This is my stress relief!"

Cheryl Maslen


club member adult classes

Join the club! Club members receive additional classes, discount on private lessons, camps and a 5% discount on most merchandise.

Monday/Wed 7:15 - 8:15 pm

beginners intro


/2 Sat. classes

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m

All equipment is loaned to you. Wear athletic shoes, t-shirt, basket shorts or loose comfy pants. We recommend buying your own glove ($15 - $22.00)

If you have long hair bring a pony tail holder.

Private lessons optional

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Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m

Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m

Wear tightly fitting athletic court shoes.

Must have own mask, glove, chest protector, jacket. Join USA Fencing & our club.

5% club member discount on most merchandise

Private lessons optional, but recommended

adult intermediate



Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m

Mon/Wed 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Must have own mask, glove, chest protector , jacket, knickers (fencing pants). Start to acquire electric gear. Private lessons highly recommended.

5% club member discount on most merchandise

Private lessons highly recommended

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Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m

Mon/Tues/Thurs 7:00 - 8:00 pm
+ bouting after class

Additional days or times of selective bouting with Hi-Performance team

Full tournament equipment required, competitive USA Fencing membership required.

5% club member discount on most merchandise

Private lessons highly recommended.

Fencing is a life-time sport

Adult/Vet fencing is dynamic and exciting