We meet at the Boys and Girls Club
1111 W 12th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
The BFC does Olympic-style sport fencing as governed by the United States Fencing Association (USFA). We curently teach one weapon: epee. This is not self-defense or reenactment but a modern sport with electronic scoring. Adults and children age 10 and up can participate.
The BFC provides all the fencing equipment needed to begin fencing. We encourage you to consult our coaches or more experienced fencers before you buy gear. Please wear comfortable sports clothes (it gets hot under the fencing jackets!), including long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Fencing is a very safe sport, and we at BFC take safety seriously. The club provides protective equipment to all members, and the weapons and scoring equipment are tested regularly to insure they remain in good working order. We also teach all new members how to behave and fence in a safe manner to promote an accident-free club environment. All coaches and adult volunteers are professional members of the USFA and have passed a background check. Coaches have completed the U.S. Olympic Committee’s SafeSport training.
Head coach Jason Dazey is a founding member of the Bloomington Fencing Club. He has been involved in fencing since 1997 and has been coaching since 2005. Jason attended the U.S. Fencing Coaches College for epee and saber. At the BFC, Jason coaches epee classes for beginning and advanced fencers. He hopes that his love of fencing is contagious and can inspire his students to get the most out of this sport. When not fencing Jason enjoys reading, cooking, and playing card games. Jason is on the BFC Board of Directors and currently serves as the BFC President.
Andrew Asher took up fencing with his son in 2011 and was immediately hooked on the sport. He began fencing competitively in 2012 and joined BFC after moving to Bloomington in 2013. He has coached beginning epee at West Branch Fencers (Lewisburg, PA) and at BFC, and he is BFC's substitute epee coach. Andrew is an advocate of fencing as a lifelong sport and considers fencing an excellent sport to learn as an adult of any age. Andrew is a member of BFC Board of Directors and is also a faculty member of the Indiana University Fencing Club.
Jacqui Sorg began fencing in 2012 at The College of William and Mary. She has been fencing with the BFC since 2016 and has coached beginning fencers both at the BFC and at small clinics in Williamsburg and Bloomington. She believes everyone can find a unique satisfaction in the sport of fencing and learn something new about themselves at the same time. She is currently a graduate student at IU and can easily be roped into critiques of Star Wars lightsaber battles. Jacqui is a member of the BFC Board of Directors.
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