With the end of the fencing season and the arrival of summer, we’re picking up one of EFA’s greatest traditions: Dusk Patrol! Until the end of August, we will be ending practice at 7 pm sharp to head over to Cardiff to surf until the sun sets. The surf is generally mild, so all skill levels are welcome, even those who are new to surfing. While Wednesday practices are closed, all are welcome to join in surfing, so invite your friends to come along.
See you at the beach!

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a beginner camp from December 19th-23rd. Learn to defend yourself from your lightsaber-wielding siblings during the Christmas break! 

Over the course of 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.

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.