Time to gear up for the new season! Our fall classes start September 3rd. Check out our class schedule and sign up online!
You know how fencing gear hides in closets and garages? Bring it out and introduce it to someone! We will have another fencing garage sale and swap meet on Saturday, November 2nd from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (during open fencing). All RCFC resale equipment will be on sale, with some clearance items deeply discounted. We’ll also be selling tournament and summer camp T-shirts, older fencing gear and parts, and lots of other interesting stuff.
Have fencing gear you’d like to sell? Bring it in and find someone who needs it! This is an opportunity to find a new home for that uniform you’ve outgrown. No commissions or fees to sell your stuff!
- All RCFC retail equipment will be on sale, 10% off regular prices. This does not apply to items already discounted, such as our beginner set discount.
- Selected items will be on clearance sale. Discounts apply only to stock on hand, no rain checks.
- Fencers are welcome to bring used gear to sell to other fencers. Please stick to fencing-related items, it’s not a general-purpose garage sale!
- If you’re selling used fencing gear or buying someone else’s, RCFC is not a party to the transaction. We strongly recommend cash only for such transactions.
Summer Camps – July 8 through August 30
We still have room in our summer camps! Continuing camps are appropriate for students who have had 1-6 months of classes or a beginning camp. The Intermediate/Competitive camp is for fencers with a year or more of experience. Beginning camps are for kids and juniors with no previous experience – tell your friends how much fun fencing is!
Summer Continuing Classes – July 8 through August 28
For Continuing level fencers who can’t come to a summer camp, we are offering sessions of our Continuing classes on Mondays and Wednesdays in the afternoon and evening. Kids meet at 4:30, juniors at 5:30, adults at 6:30. The class fee includes Tuesday/Thursday open fencing for the month.
Last day of classes – June 21
The last day of regular classes for the season will be Friday, June 21st. We will have open fencing the last week in June, then we’re closed for a week for Summer Nationals.
Pre-Nationals Camp – June 24-27
This camp is designed for all fencers who are going to Nationals, all ages and all weapons. There will be warmup, footwork, some technical and tactical drills, and bouting and lesson time. We will work from 5:00 to 8:00 PM each day.
The fee for the camp is $120 per fencer. This will include at least one lesson for each fencer during camp time. If you plan to attend the camp, please pre-register on FRED so we have a rough idea of how many people are coming.
Summer Open Fencing
From July 9th through August 29th, we will have open fencing Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Open fencing is $90 per month, free for students enrolled in a camp. For summer private lessons, talk to your coach about schedules.
Welcome home and congratulations to all of our fencers who represented Rain City at Summer Nationals in Salt Lake City! We are so proud of the many strong showings we had over the week including bringing home two medals! Here are some of the highlights:
Davis Carvey – 2nd Vet 70 Men’s Foil
Sylvie Troxel – 5th Div II Women’s Foil
Jerry Chang – 10th Div I Men’s Foil, 13th Div I-A Men’s Foil
Louise Tang – 16th Div I Women’s Foil
Austin Li – 12th Div I-A Men’s Foil
Dan Berke – 9th Vet 40 Men’s Foil
Jeff Johnson – 13th Vet 50 Men’s Epee
Johannes Klein – 12th Vet 60 Men’s Foil
Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic season, and special congrats to our two medalists! Take some time to relax and then it’s back to the salle for next season!
SIX! Our fencers brought home a whopping six medals from the NAC in Richmond. Make sure you give a hearty pat on the back to:
Davis Carvey – 2nd place Vet-70 Men’s Foil (also earned D16!)
Jeff Johnson – 3rd place Vet Men’s Epee
Ana Brainard – 7th place Vet-50 Women’s Foil
Cyndi Glover – 8th place Vet Women’s Epee
Johannas Klein – 8th place Vet Men’s Foil
Catherine McLellan – 8th place Vet-50 Women’s Epee
Welcome home to our fencers and special congratulations to our SIX medalists!
Rain City will be hosting a Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (RJCC) this December. The event is an important qualifying event for Junior Olympics and the July Challenge and they are shaping up to be potentially highly rated events. Participation is strongly encouraged.
There is a $30 registration fee plus $40 per event if you register on or before November 19th. The costs will double after that.
More info here:
Our fencers had a fantastic showing at the Milwaukee NAC coming home with medals and national points.
Lulu Tang and Dolly Lampson both cracked the top 32 in Cadet Women’s Foil. Unwilling to go home with just one strong result, Lulu also finished in the top 16 for Junior Women’s Foil!
Ivan, Wesley, Shaw also came home with a silver medal in Cadet Men’s Foil team!
Congrats to all of our fencers and welcome back. You do us proud.
Our Cadet Men’s Foil team had a strong showing in the Milwaukee NAC beating Naples Fencing 45-32 and going out in the final to San Francisco Fencing Club. Congratulations to Ivan Ponomarev, Shaw Phillips, and Wesley Wong for taking silver representing Rain City Fencing Center!
Rain City is proud to announce that two of our epeeists have recently earned new ratings this week!
Jeff Lucas took a bronze medal at Washington Fencing Academy’s D & Under and walked out with an E2016, his first epee rating! Monica Lomeli also had an incredible showing and took the gold medal at an open hosted by Salle Auriol and jumped from unrated to a B2016!
Congratulations to our newly rated epeeists!
Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19, 2016
Gear up for the new season with an intensive all-day competitive camp! Nationally recognized coaches Greg Jones, Christian Ford, Garik Balayan, Steve Colton, and Spencer Felt share their expertise training national medalists. We will combine footwork and cross training, technical and tactical exercises, discussions of strategy and tournament preparation, and structured bouting and lesson time. Emphasis will be on the tactics and preparation needed for success at the national level.
Camp runs from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day with a lunch break. Students should have at least one year of competitive fencing experience. Please bring your own gear if possible. Minimum age is 11.
The fee for the camp is $450 for the week, which includes open fencing all summer (July and August) at no extra charge.
Go Team RCFC!