Learn to Fence at IFC

Wide range of affordable classes

USA Fencing
  • Kids
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Private Lessons

IFC offers affordable Classes for kids, youth, and adults in several skill levels and offers clinics for advanced competitive fencers. Read More

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Best Fencing Value in the Chicago Area
. . . and Northern Illinois

The Illinois Fencers Club promotes and teaches the Olympic sport of fencing to students of all ages and skill levels and provides a friendly venue for members to practice their sport. It is a member operated non-for-profit sports association  that has been serving beginning, recreational, and competitive fencers for more than 40 years.

We offer affordable classes with high quality instruction for kids, youth, and adults in several skill levels and offer three clinics for advanced competitive fencers. Our youth program provides athlete centered fencing instruction that teaches self-discipline and sportsmanship and fosters athletic, academic, and personal success. Learn More

We host major tournaments: IFC Fall Open -- 3 Weapon November 4, 2018; IFC Div 3 and Y12 tournament February 24, 2019; IFC Div 2 and Y12 tournament March 24, 2019; IFC Dominick Epee Challenge May 19, 2019; IFC Youth tournament June 2, 2019. All are sanctioned by the Illinois Division of the United States Fencing Association and will operate under its Safe Sport policy. Learn More

You are welcome to visit us Monday or Thursday evenings in the lower level of the Lions Recreation Center at 411 S. Maple Street, Mount Prospect, three blocks from the METRA station. Map


Mens Epee Team

IFC’s 2013 USFA National Champion Men’s Epee Team (from left) Misha Heber, Coach Ina Harizanova, Maciek Zmyslowski, Gabe Weininger, and Sasha Heber.