We are Moving! 

Our club will be moving a few blocks away at the end of January 2017 to 15 West 37th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10018.

First day of practice at the new location is scheduled January 30th, 2017. Students should remove all equipment from lockers by January 28th.

If you have any questions, please email us at manhattanfencing@gmail.com.

“Metal on metal and the squeak of rubber soles echo in every corner of the room at the Manhattan Fencing Club. But in the heads of the five Olympians who came to the city to prepare for Beijing, there are nothing but positive phrases.

- New York Times

Our club members brought home 3 Medals from the Rio Olympic Games! Huge Congratulations to Daryl Homer, Dagmara Wozniak, Monica Aksamit and their coach Yury Gelman! 


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Throughout the year, MFC fencers successfully compete in a variety of tournaments all over the world. Click here all of the latest updates.


Located in Midtown, the Manhattan Fencing Center was started in 2007 by U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame Maestro Yury Gelman. Fencing success has everything to do with the club and coaches. We pride ourselves on our exceptional facility, our world-class coaches and our dynamic programs. Read more.

Why MFC?

  • MFC prepared more saber Olympians and National Team Members in the last 10 years than any other fencing club in the United States. In 2016, we prepared 3 members of US Junior National Team and 3 Members of US Olympic Team.
  • Home to the Olympic Silver Medalist, Daryl Homer (RIO), Olympic Bronze Team Medalists Dagmara Wonziak and Monica Aksamit (RIO), Olympic Silver Medal Team (BEIJING).
  • Awarded the ‘Fencing Club of the Year‘ two years in a row.
  • #1 ranked Fencing Program on the East Coast.
  • MFC’s fencers have been accepted to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities with more than 50% admission to Ivy League schools.


  • Sport Psychology Seminar for all intermediate to elite students is scheduled for February 4th. Please RSVP with the MFC office.
  • New to fencing? Try a lesson and/or class with an introductory package. Not a beginner? Give us a call to get recommendations on how to start!
  • FREE CLASS PROGRAM for ages 9-13, fencing grants and scholarships offered by Yury Gelman Foundation
  • Upcoming kids, teen and adult camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced students: Mid Winter Recess Camp, SYC/RYC clinics & more!
  • Upper West Side location is available for foil beginner students. Click here for more details. 

Register for Lessons and Classes

Non-members are welcome to take part in our lessons and classes. We offer all levels of fencing to fit everyone’s needs. Check out our beginner packages for both kids and adults. Register here.