Sioux City Fencing Club

Promoting the modern sport of fencing in the Siouxland area since 1991

Welcome to the Sioux City Fencing Club

Fencing is an ancient art that has been practiced for thousands of years.  The modern sport of fencing is an exciting, fast paced activity that combines athleticism with intense mental preparation.   Participation in fencing ranges from youth fencers - age 9 on up, to veteran fencers - 65 years of age and older including both men and women.  Fencing is practiced at the recreational level, regional competitive level, national, and international Elite World Cup and Olympic level.  Fencing is one of the few remaining original Olympic events.

Our Mission

The SCFC is a small organization dedicated to promoting, teaching, and practicing the modern sport of fencing.  We offer youth and adult programs in all three weapons - foil, epee, and saber.  Most of our fencers are recreation level fencers, but competitive fencing is offered and encouraged.  Our goal is to provide a healthy exercise environment while enjoying a friendly social atmosphere while training potential national and international level competitive fencing amongst our members.

The Club

The SCFC moved to its current location at Four Seasons Health Club in 1997.  The club is coached by Doug Jauer.  Doug is a Level 1 certified fencing coach by the United States Fencing Association.  The fencing club provides all necessary fencing equipment for our new members including all weapons and protective gear.  Fencing club members are encouraged to buy their own equipment, but are not required to do so.   Club membership is composed of a combination of youth and adult members with both male and female fencers.

How much does it cost?

  • There are several types of memberships to choose from including: youth, family, and corporate memberships. Membership fees start around $40 per month depending on which type of membership you choose.  In addition to the membership fee will be a $10 per month equipment rental fee which covers all fencing equipment and instruction.
  • USFA membership (required).  There are several types of memberships to choose from here as well starting at $10 per year.  Contact USA Fencing for more information.

Practice Times

  • Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 pm (youth fencing lessons*)
  • Mondays 7:30 - 9:30 pm (teen/adult lessons)
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm (private lessons**)
  • Thursdays 7:30 - 9:30 pm (adult/teen bouting)

* Youth lessons are for children ages 9 - 14 only.
**Additional fees apply for private lessons.


  • Sioux City Challenge - Heartland Circuit fencing tournament held at  Four Seasons Health Club in mid November each year.  Six weapon tournament sanctioned by USA Fencing.
  • Youth fencing tournaments - Fencing club youth members routinely travel to several regional fencing tournaments in Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri.
  • Adult fencing tournaments - Adult, teen, and veteran club members routinely travel to regional age group specific and open fencing tournaments in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Missouri.
  • National tournaments - Youth, teen, and adult members may travel to national tournaments including Regional Youth Circuits and North American Cups tournaments all over the country.
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