Birmingham Fencing Club

Birmingham Fencing Club

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Congratulations to our fencers who competed in the region 6 youth competition last weekend!

Gwon Son got 2nd in the y10 and 6th in the y12! Amazing result and he fought wonderfully throughout the event!

Congrats to Zena Park and Julie Choi for 3rd place in the y10! Both had huge improvements from their last competitions (been since before pandemic for our Julie!).

Lundy Jackson and Helena Lee earned a top 8 medal as well! Excited for their development!

Also congratulations to Lina Park for top 8 in both y10 and y12. It might not have gone as well as it could have but you made lots of improvements via this event and will come back so much stronger for the next.

Thank you Birmingham Fencing Club for a pretty well run event over all
The final foil designated Cadet European Cup tournament begins tomorrow with 20 U.S. men fencing in pools.

Good luck to the following members of Team USA:

Andrew Chung (Golubitsky Fencing Center (GFC))
Pablo Giraldo (Golubitsky Fencing Center (GFC))
Luke Park (Golubitsky Fencing Center (GFC))
Jacob Levy (Fresno Fencing Academy)
Fyze Tulyag (Fresno Fencing Academy
Liam Bas (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)
Sanjay Kasi (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)
Brandon Li (Marx Fencing Academy • New England)
Ethan Um (Marx Fencing Academy • New England)
Nicholas Kim (Top Fencing Club)
Vinni Yu (Top Fencing Club)
Enoch Xiao (Birmingham Fencing Club)
Dominic Joseph (Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club
Ethan Xiao (Fioretto Fencing Academy)
Eric Yu (Los Angeles International Fencing Center)
Jack Oursler (Manhattan Fencing Center)
Daniel Zhang (Olympia Fencing Center)
John Griffin (Salle Mauro Fencing Academy - Houston Location
Lucas Zeng (Silicon Valley Fencing Center)
William Shih (Unattached)
Bratislava Men's Foil Cadet European Cup: It's individual men's foil day in Slovakia!

Pools begin at 2:30 a.m. ET. Good luck to all 19 U.S. fencers:
James Chen (Fencers Club Inc.)
Chase Emmer (V Fencing Club)
Eric Yu (Los Angeles International Fencing Center)
Brandon Li (Marx Fencing Academy • New England)
Fyze Tulyag (Fresno Fencing Academy)
Justin Liu Massialas Foundation M Team Fencing)
Jacob Levy (Fresno Fencing Academy)
William Shih (Unattached)
Ethan Um (Marx Fencing Academy • New England)
William Kelly (Orange County Fencing Center)
Ilya Ayupov (United Fencing Academy)
Ethan Xiao (Fioretto Fencing Academy)
Andrew Chung
John Griffin (Salle Mauro Fencing Academy - Houston Location)
Luke Park (Golubitsky Fencing Center (GFC))
Vinni Yu (Top Fencing Club)
Daniel Zhang (Olympia Fencing Center)
Charles Oursler (Manhattan Fencing Center)
Enoch Xiao (Birmingham Fencing Club)

Live results 👇
Don't miss the MAKEbhm Live Performance Art Stage at CahaBAZAAR this Saturday!

1:00 - 2:00 Sushi Making with Birmingham Sushi Class
2:00 - 2:30 Cahaba Brewing Company Large Format Beer Tasting I
2:30 - 3:30 Ceramic Throwing with Kristen Berry
3:30 - 4:30 Fencing with Birmingham Fencing Club
4:30 - 5:00 Cahaba Brewing Company Large Format Beer Tasting II
5:00 - 6:00 Hands on Screen Printing with MAKEbhm


It was very special to see our Hoover City leaders taking the time to share resources and answering questions from Asian-American business owners to engage those leaders in the economic development and cultural efforts of the City of Hoover.

Thank you to our special guests: Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Representatives from Doug Jones for Senate, Mike Shaw - Hoover City Council Place 4, Greg Knighton-Economic Development Director for the City of Hoover, Mark Jackson-Alabama’s Honorary Consul-General of Japan, Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director April Evans Stone

*In Attendance: Asian-American Business Owners and Representatives from Bens Investment Group, LAH Commercial Real Estate, LLC, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - Birmingham, Mr Chens Chinese Cooking in Hoover, Riverchase Car Wash & Detail in Hoover, L.A. Wax Club in Hoover, OmniWon, NORI Thai and Sushi Birmingham, Beijing Express in Hoover, Power Laser Cut, Paul Davis Emergency Services of South Birmingham in Hoover, Birmingham Fencing Club in Hoover, Ross Bridge Home Owners Association, Hometown Supermarket, Foot Massage in Hoover, Korean American Association, Birmingham Chinese Association, Professors from UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Allstate, Zhang/Mingee Law Office, SouthernBiotech, Intellinum Analytics, New York Life Insurance Company, K’s Formal (Riverchase Galleria) & more.

Thank you, Benjamin Yim, for organizing this event.

Photo by: Lyndsy Yim
With Summer Vacations about to begin we were looking for a laid-back way to spend a day but then a sword fight broke out and we found ourselves "en garde" with Birmingham Fencing Club. Of course, Summer Tail-Gate Season is upon us so we take you on the road to Red Bay where they're creating your home away from home on wheels Tiffin Motorhomes. Then we swing open The Vault and if back-yard-craftsmanship is you're thing we'll introduce you to Lacy Smith, one of the best blade-smiths anywhere. And we're lining up a fishing trip, without the line but you have to use your noodle for noodling. Take the plunge with us and see the ones that didn't get away beginning at 5:30 Saturday morning WSFA-TV -Montgomery and Sunday morning at 4:30 WBRC FOX6 News-Birmingham. Share part of your Memorial Day Weekend the Absolutely Alabama Way.
With Summer Vacations about to begin we were looking for a laid-back way to spend a day but then a sword fight broke out and we found ourselves "en garde" with Birmingham Fencing Club. Of course, Summer Tail-Gate Season is upon us so we take you on the road to Red Bay where they're creating your home away from home on wheels Tiffin Motorhomes. Then we swing open The Vault and if back-yard-craftsmanship is you're thing we'll introduce you to Lacy Smith, one of the best blade-smiths anywhere. And we're lining up a fishing trip, without the line but you have to use your noodle for noodling. Take the plunge with us and see the ones that didn't get away beginning at 5:30 Saturday morning WSFA-TV-Montgomery and Sunday morning at 4:30 WBRC FOX6 News-Birmingham. Share part of your Memorial Day Weekend the Absolutely Alabama Way.
Join us on May the Fourth for a celebration of all things Star Wars, including light saber dueling demonstrations with the Birmingham Fencing Club.
I have some vintage 1980s fencing equipment. Does anybody have any use for 1) basic training foil 2) Spanish offset electric foil 3) Santelli mask 4) Santelli equipment bag? Remember these are OLD/rusty.... thanks.
We have a great fencing tournament coming up in just a few weeks! Epee events are Saturday Sept. 30th, and Foil events are Sunday Oct. 1st! We hope your fencers will attend.

The Birmingham Fencing is an Alabama nonprofit corporation that provides instruction in the sport of fencing, and shares information about our sport with schools and other organizations throughout the greater Birmingham area.

Coaching is provided by Olympic medalist Hongyun Sun and international medalist and Olympic referee Yuanjing Wang. Before joining the Birmingham Fencing Club in 1998, both were Chinese National Team coaches.

Operating as usual

2022 Magic City RJCC/RYC - USA Fencing 12/07/2021

2022 Magic City RJCC/RYC - USA Fencing

Don’t forget, our RYC/RJCC on March 12-13, 2022 registration is open! This competition is open to all regions, but only region 6 points will be awarded.

Sign up today! All events are capped.

#RYC #RJCC #usafencing

https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/5013

2022 Magic City RJCC/RYC - USA Fencing This event is open to all regions but only provides Region 6 regional points for Y10, Y12 ,Y14, Cadet, and Junior events for Foil, Epee, and Saber. States that are eligible to compete in this competition are WV, DE, MD, VA, DC, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, and FL.

Gerek Meinhardt Inducted into FIE Hall of Fame 12/05/2021

Gerek Meinhardt Inducted into FIE Hall of Fame

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Gerek Meinhardt Inducted into FIE Hall of Fame Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Gerek Meinhardt (San Francisco, Calif.) has received one of the top honors in the sport as he was inducted into the FIE Hall of Fame. Another accolade in his storied career, Meinhardt has been a trailblazer in the sport for the United Sta

12/05/2021

Show 723B Birmingham Fencing Club

11/26/2021

Zidane fencing for adidas (Paul Hunter)

https://fb.watch/9wVda3xjoS/

11/25/2021
Photos from Birmingham Fencing Club's post 11/24/2021

Strategizing? Maybe. Having fun? Definitely!!!

11/24/2021

BFC epee students Hunter, Wyatt, Matthew Macaluso and Everett Alley 🤺 at the Tennessee Division tournament last weekend!

BFC epee students Hunter, Wyatt, Matthew Macaluso and Everett Alley 🤺 at the Tennessee Division tournament last weekend!

11/24/2021

In y14 mixed epee Matthew Macaluso came in 3rd 🥉 place!

In y14 mixed epee Matthew Macaluso came in 3rd 🥉 place!

11/24/2021

Division 2 top 8 awards. 🏆 🏅🏅🏅

Division 2 top 8 awards. 🏆 🏅🏅🏅

11/24/2021

Congratulations to all of our fencers who competed this past weekend in the Tennessee Division local tournament. Results:
Division 2 foil:
1st- Sophia Li
2nd- Shoichiro Sato
3rd- Yuming (Justin) Zou
6th- Braydon Wang

Y14 Mixed Foil:
1st- Brayden Wang
2nd- Sophia Li
3rd- Yuming (Justin) Zou

Congratulations to all of our fencers who competed this past weekend in the Tennessee Division local tournament. Results:
Division 2 foil:
1st- Sophia Li
2nd- Shoichiro Sato
3rd- Yuming (Justin) Zou
6th- Braydon Wang

Y14 Mixed Foil:
1st- Brayden Wang
2nd- Sophia Li
3rd- Yuming (Justin) Zou

11/22/2021

BFC will be closed for Thanksgiving from 11/25-11/27.

BFC will be closed for Thanksgiving from 11/25-11/27.

11/22/2021

Connor placed 1st, Douglas got 3rd, and Blue earned 5th in Div2 mf at the Crescent City Open. Blue Ammon also got a silver medal in Junior mf today! 💪🏼 Let’s goooo!

Connor placed 1st, Douglas got 3rd, and Blue earned 5th in Div2 mf at the Crescent City Open. Blue Ammon also got a silver medal in Junior mf today! 💪🏼 Let’s goooo!

11/22/2021

Big congrats to Connor for finishing 1st in Division 2 mens foil today. BFC earned several medals this weekend. Proud of Connor & all our fencers! 👍👍

Big congrats to Connor for finishing 1st in Division 2 mens foil today. BFC earned several medals this weekend. Proud of Connor & all our fencers! 👍👍

11/21/2021

Douglas Ross earned 1st place & a shiny gold medal in the cadet MF event at the Crescent 🌙 City Open!!!

Douglas Ross earned 1st place & a shiny gold medal in the cadet MF event at the Crescent 🌙 City Open!!!

Photos from Birmingham Fencing Club's post 11/21/2021

Garrick earned 2nd, Connor got 3rd and Douglas placed 7th in the DIV 1A MF event in the BIG Easy!

Photos from Birmingham Fencing Club's post 11/20/2021

These guys are in New Orleans for the Crescent City Cup. We’re wishing them all good luck 🍀today!

11/10/2021

Registration is open for our RYC/RJCC on March 12-13th! Our venue, East Hall 2 at the BJCC, is over 32,000 sq. ft. with all grounded strips, a concession stand, and security and medics on site!

Sign up today!

#RYC #RJCC #USAFencing

Registration is open for our RYC/RJCC on March 12-13th! Our venue, East Hall 2 at the BJCC, is over 32,000 sq. ft. with all grounded strips, a concession stand, and security and medics on site!

Sign up today!

#RYC #RJCC #USAFencing

Virtual Q&A with Board Chair David Arias 11/10/2021

Virtual Q&A with Board Chair David Arias

https://youtu.be/zYK_nbj2Eyg

Virtual Q&A with Board Chair David Arias USA Fencing Board Chair David Arias held a virtual Q&A with the USA Fencing membership on October 30, 2021.

2022 Magic City RJCC/RYC - USA Fencing 11/09/2021

2022 Magic City RJCC/RYC - USA Fencing

Registration is open for our RYC/RJCC on March 12-13th! Our venue, East Hall 2 at the BJCC, is over 32,000 sq. ft. with all grounded strips, a concession stand, and security and medics on site!

Sign up today!

#RYC #RJCC #USAFencing

https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/5013

2022 Magic City RJCC/RYC - USA Fencing This event is open to all regions but only provides Region 6 regional points for Y10, Y12 ,Y14, Cadet, and Junior events for Foil, Epee, and Saber. States that are eligible to compete in this competition are WV, DE, MD, VA, DC, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, and FL.

January to April National Events Schedule Finalized 11/09/2021

January to April National Events Schedule Finalized

National event details are here!

January to April National Events Schedule Finalized USA Fencing is pleased to announce that the Division I/Parafencing National Championships and April North American Cup will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina from April 21-24, 2022. Taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center, national championships will be awarded in individual and team

11/06/2021

#fencingfridays

#fencingfridays

11/03/2021

Congratulations to Enoch Xiao for his 12th place finish in Divisin 1 at the October NAC in St. Louis. This is Enoch Vs Nick Itkin (Tokyo Olympian) Final score was 15:10. Nick went on to finish 1st in DIV 1! @nick_itkin 💪🏼🤺🔥

Congratulations to Enoch Xiao for his 12th place finish in Divisin 1 at the October NAC in St. Louis. This is Enoch Vs Nick Itkin (Tokyo Olympian) Final score was 15:10. Nick went on to finish 1st in DIV 1! @nick_itkin 💪🏼🤺🔥

11/03/2021

Congratulations to Piper Cooper for making it to the table of 16 & finishing in 14th place at the October NAC in the Y14 event.

Congratulations to Piper Cooper for making it to the table of 16 & finishing in 14th place at the October NAC in the Y14 event.

10/27/2021

Only a few more days of training until the October NAC 🤺 #letsgooooo

Only a few more days of training until the October NAC 🤺 #letsgooooo

10/17/2021

Congratulations to Garrick Wong who earned his B rating & placed 2nd in the mixed open foil event today!

Congratulations to Garrick Wong who earned his B rating & placed 2nd in the mixed open foil event today!

10/11/2021

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10/09/2021

Competitive foil training 🤺

Competitive foil training 🤺

10/09/2021

Back To The Roots Of One Of The World's Fastest Sports, Fencing

https://fb.watch/8wMVrJVAtg/

10/04/2021
An interview with the founder of Fencing Time - you’ve probably all used it at some stage! 10/02/2021

An interview with the founder of Fencing Time - you’ve probably all used it at some stage!

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/fencing-the-fenced/an-interview-with-the--SAJEi4n0VD/

An interview with the founder of Fencing Time - you’ve probably all used it at some stage! 00:58:41 - Dan Berke is a tech head turned fencer who spotted an opportunity to make life at his club a little easier through technology. Now it’s 2021 and you…

Photos from Birmingham Fencing Club's post 09/18/2021

Scenes from the Y10 event

09/12/2021

Happy World fencing Day!🤺 🌎 #worldfencingday

Happy World fencing Day!🤺 🌎 #worldfencingday

09/11/2021

Congratulations to Norah Vaughan for her 3rd place finish in the cadet event at the Battle of Space City & for earning her D21 !!!! 🥉💪🏼🤺#letsgooooo

Congratulations to Norah Vaughan for her 3rd place finish in the cadet event at the Battle of Space City & for earning her D21 !!!! 🥉💪🏼🤺#letsgooooo

Our Story

We host the sport of fencing for ages 6 and up in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Our club started with a humble beginning. Several young adults fenced together as a group of friends in Birmingham in the early 1990s. They wanted to host an official tournament, and in order to do that, they needed to be a club. Thus, The Birmingham Fencing Club was born. A few years later, our head coaches, Hongyun Sun and Yuanjing Wang joined the club. This fostered tremendous growth leading us to where we are today. Read more on our website: fencingclub.org

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Sabre private lesson.
Coach Wang is not just a father, Coach & athlete, he can cook, too! #howfencingclubsbecomefamilies
Sabre at BFC
Coach Troy Arias during a private lesson with an Épée student.
Spring Camp
Sabre practice
Wednesday Sabre class 🤺
Sabre boys.
Watch some fencing and join us next Saturday (Sept 2, 10:30AM) for free fencing! Come try it out!

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1581 Montgomery Hwy, Ste 109
Hoover, AL
35216

General information

We provide a friendly environment designed to educate those students interested in building friendships and fencing recreationally, while offering opportunities for students seeking scholarships and national/international competition.

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 8pm
Tuesday 3pm - 8pm
Wednesday 3pm - 8pm
Thursday 3pm - 8pm
Friday 3pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
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