Located in historic Monte Vista, Olympian Fencing Club (OFC) is the Premier Fencing Club and School in San Antonio

Founded in 2010, OFC is devoted to teaching the art and sport of fencing for beginner to advanced students of all ages.

We’re focused on providing a rewarding experience that will build confidence, reinforce teamwork and inspire the personal growth necessary for your child to take the next step in life. We offer both recreational and competitive fencing classes to encourage students to enjoy the sport of modern fencing and achieve their goals. Many of our fencers have earned medals in various local, regional, national, and international competitions. Our fencers have been offered scholarships and recruited spots at the following NCAA Division I fencing schools: Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, UPenn, Duke, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Air Force Academy, St. John’s, and the University of the Incarnate Word.

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Olympian Fencing Club has a very positive approach with its students.  Encouragement, patience, and guidance are the keys to developing and nurturing young talent and taking them to the next level of success in the sport of fencing.

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Not only is fencing great exercise and a great way to compete, it is fun!  Olympian focuses on making the sport fun by incorporating games, fun competitions for prizes, family gatherings and more.  At Olympian, we get the whole family involved in activities to emphasize the great opportunity fencing offers as a family activity.

We are located in the historic Monte Vista neighorhood on the campus of the St. Anthony Catholic High School in the Henrich Center for Fencing and International Sports, one the most state-of-the-art fencing facilities in the country.

3200 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212    /    210-872-2004

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12202, San Antonio, TX 78212


Olympian was founded by three-time world champion and US Olympian, Velizar Iliev with the intention of making epee fencing center stage in San Antonio.  Numerous colleges and universities offer scholarships for skilled fencers.  In addition, most high school physical education (PE) guidelines allow high school students to satisfy their PE credits through outside physical sports like fencing.

Olympian encourages all students to participate in competitions nationwide, including the Summer Nationals as well as International World Cup tournaments. Numerous local and regional tournaments are available as well, allowing all levels of fencers to compete and gain valuable experience.

All class levels include any age range and gender. Class levels are arranged by age incorporated with skill level. Click on “CONTACT” tab and send us an email requesting more info and forms for Beginner’s or Little Olympian classes.

Explore the offerings of our different class levels:

  • Little Olympians Class - Girls & Boys 4-6 years old
    • Little Olympians Class is designed for Girls & Boys of age 4 to 6 who are new to, or have recently been introduced to fencing.
    • Practices are every Friday from 5pm to 6pm.
    • Fencers will be taught the very basic skills of fencing.
    • Warm ups, play games based on hand – eye coordination.
    • Proper footwork and various fencing moves.
    • Fencing bouts with plastic Mask & Epees.
    • Beginner Class - Girls & Boys 6 years old and up
      • Designed for Girls & Boys new to the sport for ages 6 and up.
      • Practices are every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm, one can start first Wednesday of each month.
      • Games are played to encourage stamina and agility.
      • Open fencing with foam swords to learn basic movements and footwork.
      • Simulated fencing bouts.
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      • Recreational Fencing 1 - Girls & Boys 6-10 years old
        • Recreational Fencing 1 is designed for Girls & Boys 6 to 10 years old.
        • Choose 1 practice per week: Tuesday or Thursday, 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
        • Games are played to encourage stamina and agility.
        • Fencing and general Conditioning.
        • Fencing bouts.
        • Private lessons take individual skill guidance to the next level.
        • Fencers in this level who are willing to work hard and willing to compete can move to one of OFC Teams.
        • Recreational Fencing 2 - Girls & Boys 11 years old and up
          • Recreational Fencing 2 is designed for Girls & Boys 11 years old and up.
          • Choose 2 practices per week: Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 3 hours each.
          • 11-14 years old starting at 5pm & 15 years old and older starting at 6pm.
          • Games are played to encourage stamina and agility.
          • Fencing and general Conditioning.
          • Fencing bouts.
          • Private lessons take individual skill guidance to the next level.
          • Fencers in this level who are willing to work hard and willing to compete can move to one of OFC Teams.
          • OFC Bronze Team - Girls & Boys 7-10 years old
            • OFC Bronze Team is designed for Girls & Boys 7 to 10 years old who are competing in Regional & National level.
            • Practices are Tuesday & Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm and some Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
            • Games are played to encourage stamina and agility.
            • Competitive fencing for technique refinement and footwork.
            • Key skills and advanced techniques are reviewed and practiced.
            • Video review of past competitions are used to correct mistakes and study movement
            • Fencing and general Conditioning.
            • Preparations and logistics are discussed for tournament competitions.
            • Fencing bouts.
            • Private lessons take individual skill guidance to the next level.
            • OFC Silver Team - Girls & Boys 11-14 years old
              • OFC Silver Team is designed for Girls & Boys 11 to 14 years old who are competing in Regional & National level.
              • Practices are Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and some Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
              • Games are played to encourage stamina and agility.
              • Competitive fencing for technique refinement and footwork.
              • Key skills and advanced techniques are reviewed and practiced.
              • Video review of past competitions are used to correct mistakes and study movement
              • Fencing and general Conditioning.
              • Preparations and logistics are discussed for tournament competitions.
              • Fencing bouts.
              • Private lessons take individual skill guidance to the next level.
              • OFC Gold Team - Girls & Boys 15 years old and up
                • OFC Gold Team is designed for Girls & Boys 15 years old and up who are competing in Regional & National level.
                • Practices are Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and some Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
                • Fencers in OFC Gold Team will have the most intensive practice.
                • Competitive fencing for technique refinement and footwork.
                • Key skills and advanced techniques are reviewed and practiced.
                • Video review of past competitions are used to correct mistakes and study movement
                • Fencing and general Conditioning.
                • Preparations and logistics are discussed for tournament competitions.
                • Fencing bouts.
                • Private lessons take individual skill guidance to the next level.
                • Open Fencing
                  • Open Fencing is designed for Fencing bouts only (see our schedule for times).
                  • Best fit for adult fencers or parents who can’t attend classes but would like to experience the sport.
                  • Good for visiting fencers from other clubs and Cities.
                  • Private lessons take individual skill guidance to the next level.
                If this sounds like something you would like to explore, contact us via phone, email or just come by.  You will never be pressured, but trust that if you try it, you will be hooked.