"Ice in your head and fire in your heart."
Zoran Tulum, Head Coach
… Where Future Olympians 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 high performance 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 participated in the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Two Zeta fencers, Eli Dershwitz and Andrew Mackiewicz, competed for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021, while Zeta's Head Coach Zoran Tulum served as USA Men's Saber Team Coach.
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 by Zeta Fencing’s Head Coach Zoran Tulum. Admission depends on fencing level, athletic potential, and personal development of a fencer. Please contact us if you would like to schedule an evaluation.
Elite Class Times and Fees
Zeta Fencing is moving to 200 Homer Avenue in Ashland in late October.
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 an open bouting class every week. This schedule provides for 12 hours of fencing per week, including athlete-focused instruction as well as supervised bouting.
Group Class: Monday – Thursday, 7 - 9pm
Open Bouting: Friday, 5 - 9pm
Class Tuition: $400/month
Zeta Fencing Club Membership: $350/season
Zeta Fencing Club Membership for second & each additional family member: $175/season
We offer family discounts for all classes. The first family member pays the full price, and every additional family member receives a 25% discount on class fees. 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. Individual lesson fees are extra and are paid directly to the lesson coach. The lesson schedule is created 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 2021/22 competition schedule.
Class Schedule & Club Closures
All competitive classes start the week of Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 and end on June 30th, 2022.
The club is closed on the following dates:
Labor Day (September 6, 2021),
Rosh Hashanah (September 7, 2021)
Thanksgiving (November 25-28, 2021)
Christmas/New Year (December 24, 2021-January 2, 2022)
February vacation (February 20-27, 2022)
April vacation (April 17 - 24, 2022)
Memorial Day (May 30, 2022)
Class cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control will always be communicated in a timely 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 season (or until the end of the season 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 us 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 use your payment option on the online Registration Form.
- Locker Rental Agreement: All students in the Elite Class are required to rent a locker. Until further notice, students may only use lockers to store masks, shoes, cords, lames, and sabres. Uniforms and gloves must be brought home for cleaning after each class. The signed rental agreement and payment can be handed in separately from the registration, but no later than the first day of class. 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.