Delta Fencing Center

STOCKTON - LIVERMORE   •   (209) 244-5836   •

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How to start

If you would like to learn fencing with us, come before the beginning of any class, and let us know that you'd like to try fencing. If we have the room, you'd be welcome to join the class, as our guest, free of charge, to see for yourself what the fencing trainig is like.

Come ready to exercise. We have all the gear for you - all we ask from you is T-shirt, long athletic or sweat pants, crew- or knee-high socks, and sneakers.

If you like the class, and with coaches approval, you can then sign up for one of our monthly classes and training programs.

It's a modern sport with romantic flair

Fencing is a uniquely classical sport. It has a history, drama, romance, style, art, plus all of the advantages of an active, physically demanding activity. Mentally it is mind consuming, allowing not a moment’s break. A far cry from the choreographed bouts portrayed on film, the sport of fencing is dynamic, fast, and athletic.

There are many benefits to participating in fencing whether as a youth or as an adult. At any age, fencing teaches good sportsmanship and self-discipline. Fencers learn to compete independently as well as for a team; they learn to enjoy winning and to learn from defeats, while becoming physically fit and healthy; and, most importantly, they learn to make complex decisions, analyze problems, and think fast. These ideals help fencers reach their potential in many areas other than fencing.

Words we live by


Fencing quote

They complained on almost every point in the bout I watched, between a Russian and a Frenchman. Here's how it went: The referee would give the traditional command of "En garde!" (literally, "Start your engines!") and the two fencers would rush together, and instantaneously, before your brain could register anything, various lights would go off, and the referee would make some incomprehensible hand signal, and both fencers would whirl toward the ref, yank off their masks and scream a noise that sounded like "AUUUGGGHHHHH!!!!" (literally, "Wipe the mayonnaise off your eyeballs!!!"). At the same time, in the audience, clots of French persons would scream and hurl garlic. Then one of the fencers, apparently selected at random, would be awarded a point, and the entire process would be repeated. - Dave Barry, Atlanta, 1996

Book of the Month

EPEE: Combat Manual

by Terence Kingston

Video in focus

2018 World Championship

Women's Epee Final