PFC has been Maine's premier Fencing club since 1997. We're conveniently located on Riverside Street off of Exit 48 of the Maine Turnpike. At PFC we strive to create pathways that will advance our club and our members in the community to the state, regional and national levels. We look to develop skills in a fun and safe environment that is athlete focused and aspire to deliver the best instruction to the highest standards as set out by the United States Fencing Association with USFCA certified professional coaches. Come make Portland Fencing Center your Fencing home!
Hours: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 8:00pm
THE SPORT OF FENCING
The sport of fencing is an elegant, prestigious and modern combative sport based on tradition. It's a challenge both physically and mentally between two opponents. It reflects the success qualities, important to contemporary young people who seek a challenge through both body and mind with an effective blend of patience and determination, discipline and competitiveness.
Contemporary fencing is the word used for modern sport fencing which is very different from the martial use of the sword (also known as western art of combat with the small sword); Sport fencing is also known as Olympic fencing and remains one of the original Olympic sports today.
Modern fencing is comprised of three weapons, and so is divided respectively into three competitive scenes: Foil, Saber and Epee'. Most (but not all) competitive fencers choose to specialize in one of these only.