Over the weekend, UCSD hosted their annual Bladerunner Regional Open Circuit event, one of the premier fencing tournaments in Southern California. As a qualification path for Summer National Championships, this event is always well attended and is always strong with events drawing anywhere from 40 to 100 competitors.

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes our annual gift exchange. The theme for gifts at EFA is always practicality, and this year we will be exchanging water bottles. 

Come to practice December 15th, armed with a new, wrapped water bottle. We'll hold a small tournament to determine how the gift exchange goes, and then we'll open them and get hydrated!

Let us know if you have any questions, and see you at the club. 

Saturday the 3rd saw Encinitas Fencing Academy host the fourth tournament in the San Diego Youth Cup series for Epee. Placing in each event, EFA was able to send fencers to two of the three events, with five fencers participating in the Y14 event and one fencer competing in the Y12 event.

EFA Fencers had a strong showing on Sunday, October 9th, with participation occurring in several events at two separate locations. Encinitas Fencing Academy held the first Youth Epee event for the 2016-2017 San Diego Cup, while Team Touche Fencing Center (TTFC) held the first Junior event for the San Diego Cup. EFA Fencers snagged a 3rd place medal in the Women's Junior Epee event at TTFC as well as 1st and 3rd in the Y14 Mixed Epee at EFA. 

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding two Beginner’s Fencing Camps during the EUSD Fall Break. The first camp will be held from October 24th-28th and the second camp will be held from October 31st-November 4th.

During the week-long session, new students will be introduced to the basic techniques and concepts of modern Olympic Fencing, and by the end will be able to compete with their campmates in bouts.