San Luis Highlanders Fencing Club
San Luis Highlanders Fencing Club is a non-profit fencing club serving San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas of the Central California Coast. We welcome all abilities and skill levels and offer instruction to all aged 10 and up. If you have fenced before and are looking for some friendly competition or if you're brand new to the sport, welcome!
The sport of fencing offers excellent physical and mental challenges for youth and adult alike!
First Presbyterian Church,
Third Floor Gym
981 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo
Winter 2023 Schedule
Mondays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Youth and adult recreational fencing, beginning fencing class
Mondays - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Recreational and competitive fencing, individual lessons
Thursdays - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Recreational and competitive fencing, individual lessons,
small group instruction
Meet Our Coaches
Highlanders' Head Coach, Eric has competed in all three weapons. A level four graduate of the USFA Coaches College program in both foil and epee, Eric has been a certified instructor since 1986. Head coach of numerous teams through-out his 45+ year career, Eric served as the Head Coach for the Cal Poly Fencing Club (1992-2013), successfully leading the team to numerous conference championships.
Ward is a foil coach at San Luis Highlanders and the head coach for Cal Poly Fencing. Ward started fencing foil in 1978 at Cuesta College, under the instruction of Adele Frey and John Harris. He began coaching at Cuesta in 1983, and became interested in epee due to Eric McDonald. He has continued to fence and compete in both foil and epee since 1995.
Kyle started fencing in 2003 and began coaching at San Luis Highlanders and Cal Poly Fencing club in 2012. Still a serious competitor, Kyle is a certified epee coach with the USFCA, and rated as a referee for both foil and epee.
Sean began fencing at Cal Poly in 1999. Saber is his preferred weapon. Sean currently coaches saber for the Cal Poly Fencing Club and occasionally coaches for the San Luis Highlanders.