"Ice in your head and fire in your heart."
Zoran Tulum, Founder & President
… Where Olympians Teach and Train
Zeta Fencing is the home of national and international sabre fencing champions. Some of our nation’s and the world’s best sabre fencers have graduated from our Elite Program. As one of the world’s strongest sabre fencing programs, we provide world-class training at the highest national and international levels. Zeta’s fencers have won national and NCAA championships, world championships, and competed in the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Two of Zeta's most successful graduates, Eli Dershwitz and Andrew Mackiewicz, competed for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021, while Zeta's retired Head Coach Zoran Tulum served as USA Men's Saber National Team Coach.
Zeta's current Head Coach Dima Boyko won the Cadet World Championships in 2003 and Junior World Championships in 2006 and competed for his native Ukraine at the London Olympics in 2012.
Fencers with national competition experience who are fully committed to highly competitive fencing may contact us to be considered candidates for the Elite Program. Individual students can only be admitted into this program with the approval of the Head Coach. Admission depends on level of fencing, the student's athletic potential, and personal development & commitment of the fencer. Please contact us if you would like to schedule an evaluation.
Elite Class Times and Fees
Students in the Elite Class are required to fence the complete national circuit for their age group. Their goal is to qualify for and participate in all US National Championships for which they are eligible. Elite Class fencers train 5 days a week and follow an extensive national and international tournament schedule. Most students are 13 years and older. Group classes meet four days per week; each class lasts a full 2 hours. In addition, students participate in Open Bouting every week. This schedule provides for 11 hours of training per week, consisting of athlete-focused instruction as well as supervised bouting.
The first class meets on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Group Class: Monday – Thursday, 7 - 9pm
Open Bouting: Friday, 6 - 9pm
Class Tuition: $400/month
Class Tuition second family member: $320/month
Locker & Wireless Box Rental Fee: $55/month ($500/season)
Zeta Fencing Club Membership: $400/season
Zeta Fencing Club Membership for second & each additional family member: $200/season
NEW: Any fencers currently enrolled in NCAA or collegiate club fencing teams may join Open Bouting on Fridays without paying floor fees.
Note: We offer family discounts for all classes. The first family member pays the full program cost, and every additional family member receives a discount on class fees and club membership (if applicable). If family members are participating in programs with different fees, the higher-priced program has to be paid in full and the family discount is applied to the lower-priced program. Detailed tuition and membership fees and discounts can be found on the online Registration Form.
All Elite Class fencers are required to take a minimum of 2 weekly individual lessons with their lesson coach and more are recommended. Individual lessons are 20 minutes long. The lesson fee is paid directly to the lesson coach at the time of the lesson. The yearly lesson schedule is created in August upon the receipt of a complete registration.
At the beginning of the season, students must create their individual competition schedules in consultation with their lesson coach, based on the club's recommended 2022/23 Competition Schedule.
Payment Option: monthly automatic payments:
Class Schedule & Club Closures
All competitive classes end the week of June 30th, 2023.
The club is closed on the following dates:
Labor Day (September 5, 2022),
Thanksgiving (November 24-27, 2022)
Christmas/New Year (December 24, 2022-January 2, 2023)
February vacation (February 20-26, 2023)
April vacation (April 17 - 23, 2023)
Class cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control will always be communicated in a timely manner via email and social media. Please make sure to provide a reliable email contact to receive urgent updates regarding classes and lessons.
In order to enroll in this class, students must commit to the entire school year (or until the end of the school year if they join later). Class fees can be paid monthly or pre-paid for the entire season.
To register a student, please provide the following:
- Completed Registration Form and Season Contract: Please use the Registration Button below.
- Proof of competitive USA Fencing membership: Our insurance requires that all students have to be current members of USA Fencing. In order to compete, a fencer needs a competitive membership with USA Fencing. Renew your membership here.
- Payment: Please choose your payment option on the online Registration Form.
- Wireless Boxes and Locker Rental: Students in the Elite Class must either purchase or rent a wireless box. A discount for combined wireless box and locker rental is available. Students may only use lockers to store masks, shoes, cords, lames, sabres, and wireless boxes. Whites are brought home for cleaning after each class. The signed rental agreement and payment for wireless box and/or locker must be completed by September 1. Costs and details can be found in the Locker Rental Agreement.
We ask all fencers and parents to read and acknowledge Zeta Fencing’s Code of Conduct. By signing a registration form, you agree to its terms.
Class spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis once a completed registration with full payment and proof of USA Fencing membership has been received.