Founded in 2010 by Olympian Dan Kellner, Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club bridges the gap between elite-level fencing and the bustling community of Brooklyn. No longer would Brooklynites need to cross the bridge (Brooklyn or otherwise) to find Olympic-level fencing. Situated right in their backyard, BBFC is located on the fifth floor of a former tea warehouse at 68 Jay Street along the cobblestone streets of Dumbo. The historically-rich neighborhood proves a fitting backdrop to the dynamic and challenging sport of fencing with a fascinating history that dates back thousands of years.
Dan teaches all levels of students --- young and old, beginner and experienced. His philosophy is simple: fencing should be both fun and competitive. BBFC instills self-confidence, sportsmanship, ambition, and analytical thinking through positive motivation. Whether a student has aspirations to compete in the Olympic Games, make a high school varsity squad, or just learn a new sport, he or she will have a great time developing fencing skills that challenge both body and mind while simultaneously preparing them for success at the level they wish to achieve.
Fencing is a unique and interesting sport best experienced in person. If you've never seen the sport before (or you have and want to see it again), we welcome you to stop in for a visit. Come take a look around and see what its all about.
Our beginner fencing day camps are a great week-long introduction to the sport of fencing. They are intended for children who have little to no fencing experience, and are designed to teach fencing through activities, games, and exercises that develop coordination, flexibility, and focus. Attendees will have lots of fun learning a great, new sport! All equipment is provided for beginner camps, and all camps are taught by Olympian, and owner, Dan Kellner and World Championship Medalist Brendan Meyers.
Monday, July 15th - Friday, July 19th
Monday, Aug. 12th - Friday, Aug. 16th
Ages: 6 - 9 years old
10:00am - 12:00pm
This is a fun and safe camp for children ages 6 - 9, who have little to no fencing experience using lighter, age-appropriate equipment. Children will have a great time learning the fundamentals of the sport and will be fencing bouts with each other before they know it!
Cost: $350.00 per week
Cadets Camp Monday
July 29th - Friday, Aug 2nd
Ages: 10 - 17 years old
1:00pm - 5:00pm
This camp is intended for older children and teens who have little to no fencing experience and is designed to introduce them to the modern sport of competitive fencing in a fun and safe way.
All campers should come dressed in a t-shirt and sweatpants and arrive 15 minutes early. Shorts are NOTpermitted. Changing rooms are available.
Beginner Cadets/Intermediate/Advanced Camp
Monday, Aug 19th - Fri, Aug 23rd
Monday, Aug 26th - Fri, Aug 30th
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $450.00/per week | $800.00 for both weeks
This camp is intended for older children and teens of all fencing levels. Those who have little to no fencing experience and will be introduced to the modern sport of competitive fencing in a fun and safe way, while Intermediate/Advanced fencers looking to improve their competitive results will learn advanced tactics, techniques, and footwork. Knickers/fencing pants or sweatpants are required for electric fencing. Please arrive wearing your fencing pants or come 15 minutes early to change into them. Sorry, no cancellations or refunds. Private lessons and lesson packages are also available all summer long by appointment.