Entry Detail

    Brooklyn Fencing Center
    Street:
    62 Fourth Street
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    11231
    Phone:
    718 522 5822
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    Description:

    The Brooklyn Fencing Center opened in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, in January 2003. We are proud to be Brooklyn's first competitive fencing club, and our mission is to make the excitement and joy of fencing more accessible to Brooklynites of all ages.

    We have appeared on the WB11 10 o'clock news, Fox 5\'s Good Morning New York and in the pages of Time Out New York, not to mention features in many local Brooklyn papers. In honor of the first competition in our permanent space, Borough President Marty Markowitz has proclaimed September 26th to be Brooklyn Fencing Day in Brooklyn!

    Our permanent location at 62 4th Street features showers, locker rooms and over 5,000 square feet of fencing facilities. We offer armory services and fencing birthday parties, as well as affordable space rental for your next event.

    The photos of our members that you see throughout our website were taken at various national competitions.

    The founder and head coach of Brooklyn Fencing is Rolando Balboa. Rolando also teaches fencing and coaches the team at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn.

    The Brooklyn Fencing Center is a member of the Metropolitan Division of the US Fencing Association.

    Discount:

    Half off annual registration fee

    Valid only with proof of PSP membership; not combinable with other discounts

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 27-Feb-2012
    Subject:  2012 Birthday Party Survey
    Comment:  Address: 3rd Street in Gowanus LIKES: My son liked the foils (read: swords). I loved that the first thing they did was an introductory lesson about the sport so that the kids could realize the value in fencing beyond beating the crap out of each other. I loved that older kids were practicing at the same time and graciously gave us a demo as a nice way to transition from beating the crap out of each other mode into post party. What you'd change: Wish I could have had alcohol for the parents, but this helped keep the cost down :) Do you recommend (High Rec, Rec, Rec w/ Reservations, Do Not Rec)? Highly Recommend
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 18-Dec-2011
    Comment:  We just got back from our five year old son's birthday party at the Brooklyn Fencing Center - and it was fantastic! For anyone looking for a place to have a birthday party, I highly recommend looking into it. Our son had asked to have a Star Wars party, so the fencing with the Star Wars decorations was a perfect fit.They were very easy to deal with, fairly inexpensive (you can certainly make it more expensive depending on what kind of food/cake you have) and the coach was amazing. I was really surprised at how well she held their attention and was ready to keep going when the kids were clearly tiring out. It was a great blend of education and just physical movement time - even some fencing with foam sabers. And when the kids were fascinated after pizza and before cake by two students who were practising, the manager was so sweet and set the kids up to watch a formal match. They were THRILLED.They said they don't do a lot of parties for five year olds as formal fencing training typically begins at 6 or 7 so most younger kids aren't familiar with it yet, but they were great and the party was super fun. I can only assume that as the word gets out, they'll get more popular very quickly. Here's their website: http://www.brooklynfencing.com/