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Foil, Epee and Sabre fencing club in Cape Town

South Africa's top foil and epee club since 1997, founded by Russian master Dr. Misha Ghalukhin.





St Stephen's Church, 7 Central Square, Pinelands, Cape Town, Cape Town, 7404 


Training Times

Tuesday: 15h30 - 17h30 (beginner friendly)

Wednesday: 18h00 - 21h00 

Saturday: 10h00 - 14h00


Half Price Introductory Lesson

If you have never tried fencing and want to see what it's about, sign up for a half price introductory lesson with one of our coaches, pay online and book your slot. You can contact us to find out more. ​

Beginner Course

Once you've tried fencing and want to carry on with the sport, then purchase a beginner package of four individual lessons, and one of our coaches will teach you the basics of foil fencing. All beginners start with foil and move onto the other weapons later if they choose. Once you have completed your beginner course, or if you are an experienced fencer that would like to fence for CFA, then become a club member.



CFA Club Membership

Club membership allows you to use club equipment, spar at CFA as many times a week as you like and compete in competitions.   Membership costs R500 per month, with all proceeds going towards maintaining the running of the club.

Individual Lessons

What sets CFA apart from other clubs in South Africa is the quality of our coaching. If you want to improve your fencing then you can book individual lesson with our coaches. Most fencers get one lesson per week.

Fencing is an individual sport and best learned directly, one-on-one, with a master of the sport. ​

R300 for a full 30 minute lesson

Pay and book online

Visiting Fencers

CFA regularly hosts fencers from abroad and welcomes guests from other clubs. Simply pay a fee of R100 and bring your own kit

Coaching Team

Cape Fencing Academy

Lead by founder and head coach Dr. Misha Galukhin, The Cape Fencing Academy has some of the most experienced fencing coaches in South Africa

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