En garde. Ready. Fence!

Salle DeCesare is an informal, non-profit association of fun-loving fencers continuing the instructional tradition of Maestro John DeCesare in the San Francisco Bay Area. We strive to share our passions for good fencing, good humor and good comradeship.

DeCesare Crest"Have fun!" Coach Greg Chow says. "If you're not having fun, don't do it."

Salle activities center on the FUHSD Adult School classes taught by Coach Greg, who succeeded Maestro John as instructor in 2010, after over 2 decades as John's assistant. Presently, both classes are on Wednesday nights, in the dance studio at Monta Vista High School.

We're also a highly social bunch, gathering casually for summer fencing in the park, teaching at the Northern California Renaissance Faire, patronizing Jake's, and sharing other community activities.

From novice to competitive, fun-loving fencers may find a home with Salle DeCesare!

Maestro John, deceased

Maestro John passed away on February 16, 2017.

Over 30 of his students met and raised a glass the following Thursday at 7 PM, the traditional day and time of John's advanced fencing class.

Expect class recesses

The FUHSD Adult School calendar shows 1 class recess for us this quarter:

Spring Break

See the FUHSD calendar.

Sign up for classes

Class starts again on 4/3/19! Please sign up now.

We're scheduled for Wednesdays (beginners 6:30-8:00; intermediate and advanced 8:00-9:30).

See class schedule details.

"Bevitori con una Problema di Scherma"