"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 Founder and former 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. Group classes meet four days per week; each class lasts a full 2 hours. In addition, students participate in Open Bouting every week.
Group Class: Monday – Thursday, 7 - 9pm
Open Bouting: Friday, 6:30 - 9pm
Class Tuition: $440/month
Class Tuition second family member: $350/month
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 price, and every additional family member receives a discount on class fees. If family members participate in programs with different fees, the higher-priced program has to be paid in full and the family discount is available for the lower-priced program. Detailed tuition and membership fees and discounts are available on the online Registration Form.
All Elite Class fencers take at least 2 weekly individual lessons with their lesson coach (more are recommended). Individual lessons are 20 minutes long.
All classes end the week of June 29th, 2024.
The club is closed on the following dates:
Labor Day (September 4, 2023)
Thanksgiving (November 23-25, 2023)
Christmas/New Year (December 25, 2023-January 1, 2024)
February vacation (February 19-25, 2024)
April vacation (April 15 - 21, 2024)
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.
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.
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.