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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
~ Winston Churchill


Spring/Summer 2014 Class Schedule Available Do you ever wonder what it would be like to face an opponent in a duel? Wonder what it would be like to hear the clash of blades and feel the adrenaline rush as you fight to come out on top. Then fencing, the sport that brings the age-old art of sword fighting to modern times, is for you! Our next beginning class will start Sunday, June 1st so be sure to sign up and mark your calendars accordingly. See the lessons page for a complete description.

Did you miss registering for a class? Call us and we'll see if we can fit you in.


Michigan Division Championships to be held in Traverse City Three Swords Fencing Club will host this year's Division Championships on May 17 and 18. This is another great opportunity for those of us in Northern Michigan to participate in a competition that's close to home.

Saturday, May 17th
- Senior Mixed Sabre – 9:30 a.m.
- Senior Mixed Épée –10:30 a.m.
- Senior Mixed Foil – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 18th
- Y14 Mixed Foil – 9:00 a.m.
- Y12 Mixed Épée –9:30 a.m.
- Y10 Mixed Foil – 11:00 a.m.
- Y14 Mixed Sabre – 12:00 p.m.
- Y14 Mixed Épée –12:30 p.m.
- Y12 Mixed Foil – 2:00 p.m.
- Y12 Mixed Sabre – 3:00 p.m.

Registration fees are $25 for the first event if preregistered $35 at the door. $15 each additional event.

Age Requirements
Senior Born 2000-Ealier
Youth 14 Born 1999-2002
Youth 12 Born 2001-2004
Youth 10 Born 2003-2006

Click here to register for the event on AskFred.net.

Posted 04/29/14


Speed of Fencing long version from Holly Buechel on Vimeo.

The Speed of Fencing
This video does a wonderful job capturing the essence of fencing: athletic, dynamic and elegant. Enjoy!


It's Easy, Just Pay Online
We've recently added a new and convenient way to pay for practices. Now you can pay online using your PayPal account or pay with a credit card by using PayPal as a guest. It's easy, just visit the Practices page, choose the level of membership that's right for you and click "buy now". You'll be directed to PayPal's secure site to complete your transaction. We hope you like it as much as we do.


Three Swords Fencing Club t-shirt

About Our Club
We are one of the northern-most official USFA (United States Fencing Association) fening clubs in Michigan. Who owns the club? It's simple, we all own the club. The Club is simply a cooperative in which we all pay for membership and practices so that we have a place to fence. It's important to share this so that everyone knows what they pay goes directly to keeping the lights on and the doors open. Thank you to everyone who participates because it means we all get to fence!


Three Swords Fencing Club t-shirt

Get a Fencing Club T-shirt Let everyone know you’re a fencer by wearing a Three Swords Fencing shirt. Plus it’s a great way to get the word out that there’s fencing in Traverse City. Click here to place your order.