West Berkeley Fencing Club

West Berkeley Fencing Club


Highlights of Merik Pohl, West Berkeley developed, at the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Alexandria Egypt July 12-18, 2021
West Berkeley Fencing Center...Home to the most versatile Junior athlete in America 2021.... https://youtu.be/dWcExC91hX4
West Berkeley Fencing Center...Home to the most versatile Junior athlete in America 2021.
Some of Merik Pohl's highlights from the Junior World Championships in Alexandria Egypt July 12-18, 2021
West Berkeley represented at U.S. Modern Pentathlon Nationals. Merik Pohl brings back GOLD in the Junior and Youth A divisions.
Mark Pohl brings home SILVER in the Masters division.
If any one need fencing shoes, please contact me😃
For anyone at West Berkeley Fencing Club who is considering getting into Modern Pentathlon, I would like to personally invite you to a Laser-Run event that I am putting on in just two weeks (on 11/24 at Westmont High School in Campbell, CA). For more information, check out my web site: http://www.dashnzap.com. I hope to see some of you there!

The West Berkeley Fencing Club offers expert instruction for fencers of all ages and levels of skill

Operating as usual


It's a tournament. It's a party. It's BOTH. (movie quote)
Clear your calendar. Register on AskFRED. Come hungry and ready to hear minimally exaggerated stories about the Selberg legacy and the start of WBFC.
Next Sunday June 11th

Photos from West Berkeley Fencing Club's post 06/02/2023

An impressive 70+ ref-curious folks joined us for our annual Referee Certification Seminar followed by The Bay Cup - Observational Edition.
Many thanks to NorCal division for sponsoring this event and continuing to prioritize Bay Area referee development and to Peter Burchard for presenting and mentoring.
Over 20 clubs were represented among the seminarians with big contingents from Halberstadt Fencers' Club, Fencing Club at UC Davis, and Massialas Foundation MTeam Fencing.
Looking forward to a strong up and coming cadre of local officials in the 23-24 season!


A busy Sunday for Westies. Silas takes FIRST in Y14 Men's Epee. Trisha & Liliya fenced their way into the top 8 of Y12 Women's Epee.
Camden & Theo fought their way into the top 16 of Y12 Men's event.
Thanks to Academy Of Fencing Masters for creating the Youth Epee Cup!

AFM Cup #1 - Youth 14 Men's Epee. Congratulations to the winners of this event! Andrew Chang and Ian Sim won the Bronze medals. Great job! Samyak Jain won the Silver! Wow! Congratulations to the medalists, their coaches, and their parents! Way to go!

Photos from West Berkeley Fencing Club's post 08/15/2022

Congratulations to Merik and Mark Pohl! Merik earned Silver at Modern Pentathlon Junior Nationals and Mark brought home the Gold in the Masters 60+ !

Merik also placed first in Fencing! Well done guys! Safe travels back home!


One week until the Return of the Selberg!
Register now or forever hold your piste.
Not a vet? Not a foily? Come eat & cheer.
Sunday June 12 10ish til 2ish

Photos from West Berkeley Fencing Club's post 03/10/2022

On this night, 10 years ago, the first bouts were fenced on West Berkeley's newly completed floor.
Charles Selberg, the inspiration and guiding mentor for the club, passed away that same night.
What a trying and joyous decade it has been and how lucky we are to fight our battles and celebrate our victories alongside the incredible community that's chosen to gather here.
Please raise a glass this evening to Charlie and to all the teachers who've helped you grow.
With Mark, Doug, Angus, Ryan, & George
📷 Greg


Congratulations to Liliya for earning bronze in Y10 Women's Sabre during the weirdest, toughest season 🦠🤺🥉

Regional patch winners announced!!

Congratulations to all of the 2020-21 patch winners!!

Check out the full list here: https://www.usafencing.org/news_article/show/1201417


Recognize these fencers?
Catch them on the toob today!

Today at noon on !

Photos from West Berkeley Fencing Club's post 07/25/2021

Better late than never! Results from Philly! Congrats everyone!!

Mobile uploads 06/25/2021

Accepting: YES
Adult: ehhhhhh


Head Coach George fleching in on a Saturday morning!

Photos from West Berkeley Fencing Club's post 05/18/2021

Results and amazing pictures of the RYC 😉
Thank you fencing parents!

Photos from West Berkeley Fencing Club's post 05/14/2021

Results from last weekend and a couple of weeks ago!

Photos from West Berkeley Fencing Club's post 04/05/2021

Congratulations to all of our competitors!


From one of our fencing parents!

Photos from Beatrice Vio's post 12/08/2020

Life Memberships discount ENDS SEPTEMBER 30th!

This is your opportunity to never pay a member fee again! Save $200 and become a Life Member with USA Fencing for $1,000.

Sign up for a Life Membership now at member.usafencing.org.

Beginning October 1, the fee goes back to $1,200. Already renewed for this season? No problem, you will get credited for whatever you paid for the current season (add-ons excluded) towards your Life Membership. In addition, Any current Life Installment members can pay off your balance at 20% savings. E-mail [email protected] for more details.


We're smoked out today. It's becoming a tradition. Berkeley & Oakland neighbors: please stay safely indoors until it clears up.

Fencing coaches have made a career of shouting at you to wear your protective gear. This is no different. While you may not feel it, the smoke and ash in the air can do lasting damage to your respiratory system. . . and you'll need that to train hard and fence well.


Another great panel discussion coming up September 5th. Don't miss it!

WOMEN IN FENCING Kaizen Fencing Academy presents "Women in Fencing” Panel discussion (Part 2) - Powerful Stories - Impactful Discussions


This Saturday morning! Roll outta bed and into this webinar/big-name-panel discussion on women's fencing 🤺🤺🤺

Women In Fencing Webinar (Team USA X Team India):

Kaizen Fencing Academy & Fencing Association of India will be hosting a webinar called "Women in Fencing”. Seven inspiring women will share their stories on being a woman fencer and will talk about how women can make an impact in the sport. They will answer questions and offer advice about overcoming difficulties and empowering women using sports. We are moderating the discussion.

Login and password will be emailed to you after you register at:


Youth (virtual) Class Begins Saturday!
Youth 9:30-10am followed by Team/Drill Class 10:15-11:15. Contact us for login info.


If you have a platform, an audience of 10 or of 10million, now is the time to use it.


Congratulations to newly elected USA Fencing President Burchard!
Peter is always on hand to cheer on our athletes, mentor our up & coming refs, and tends to every one of his events–whether it be a local qualifier or world cup grand prix–with the same warmth and regard for fairness and quality. We're thrilled to have him at the helm for the difficult season ahead.

National Events, Points and Classifications Update 04/30/2020

National Events, Points and Classifications Update Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the postponement of three major domestic USA Fencing tournaments – the Anaheim Super Junior and Cadet Circuit tournament, March North American Cup and the Division I / Parafencing National Championships and April NAC during a span of f...

Winning at Fourteen-All (a Guest Post by Corwin Duncan) 04/24/2020

We had Corwin as a guest coach recently for one of our online classes!

Winning at Fourteen-All (a Guest Post by Corwin Duncan) Coming back to win It wasn’t looking good. I was fencing better than I ever had that day, but I let myself slip, and got down 14-9. If I won, I would get my first top 8 at a senior national tournam…

Summer Nationals Update 04/10/2020

Summer Nationals Update Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Fencing is postponing the 2020 USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge to late July or early August in order to protect the health and well-being of competitors, coaches, tournament staff and spectators. USA Fencing is working with our partners at th

The Last Captain 04/03/2020

Leon Paul sharing something we particularly love!

The Last Captain The true story of Hungarian Saber Fencer and Maestro, Jekelfalussy (Piller) György. Piller was the premiere Saber Fencer of his age, winning world championsh...


The Right of Way, not just for driving!


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Target practice continued!


Target practice!

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