High Desert Fencing Club - 911 SE Wilson Ave, Bend, OR
HDFC is primarily an epee fencing club, though some of our younger members fence foil. HDFC offers winter, spring and fall fencing classes through Bend Parks and Rec. The club is open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 - 7:30pm.
Head coach and fencing master Michael Gueguen offers¬†private¬†lessons in foil and epee on Wednesdays.
Newcomers to fencing are invited to a¬†free day¬†trial. You can use the club's weapons and protective gear (mask, jacket, glove). Fencing beyond a¬†day requires a $5 USFA membership.
Saturday, April 19 Bend, OR The XXI High Desert Duel Epee Competition got underway this weekend at the High Desert Fencing Club with the participation of fencers form Portland, Salem and Bend. This year’s tournament featured three epee events: Mixed Junior (U20), Mixed Open, and D & Under Mixed Div III. In the Mixed [...] Continue reading »
Beaverton, March 7th – 8th The NW Fencing Centre sizzled this weekend as High Desert dwellers Olivia Barnes, Xunan Smith and Jacob Brown pitted wits and weapons against regional duelers in the Pacific NW Cup No.5, the fifth in a series of six tournaments. In the Y10 Mixed Foil event, HDFC’s Oliva Barnes slashed through [...] Continue reading »
Saturday, March 1, 2014 The High Desert Fencing Club was host to the second in the series of the Central Oregon Youth Cup. Foil and epee fencers from the New Oregon Fencibles and HDFC slashed through the day’s events. In the Y12 – Y14 Mixed Open Foil event Olivia Barnes (HDFC) emerged as [...] Continue reading »
Over the weekend, HDFC fencers headed over the Cascades to Salem Classical’s Winter Epee Extravaganza Sequel tournament. In the Y12 Mixed Epee event HDFC youth epeeists Olivia Barnes and Michele Bodon stabbed through a pool of eight fencers to finish in a tie for third. Jacob Brown placed third in the fiercely competitive Mixed [...] Continue reading »
In an astounding final bout¬†HDFC’s Tristan Krueger defeated¬†Julien Dieck (Larchmont, N.Y.) to become the 2014 Junior Olympics Cadet Men’s Epee gold medalist. Tristan fences for both the HDFC and its Portland-based sister club NW Fencing Centre. Here are the details from USFencing.org: Tristan¬†Krueger¬†(Bend, Ore.)¬†entered the Junior Olympics with both an advantage and a disadvantage. On [...] Continue reading »
Central Oregon’s most prestigious swordfight, now in its 21st year, is being held on Saturday, April 19th at the High Desert Fencing Club in Bend. Every year the High Desert Duel draws the region’s finest epee fencers for great prizes and medals. The tournament offers prizes in four categories, junior men’s, junior women’s, [...] Continue reading »
Jan 24 -26, 2014 Over the weekend, the Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, WA hosted the annual Battle in Seattle Fencing Competition. The Battle in Seattle is traditionally one of the Western Washington Division’s largest annual events, drawing top fencers from all over the Pacific Northwest. Bend epee fencers Tristan Krueger, Jacob Brown and [...] Continue reading »