22 April 2014

HFC and the entire Hawai’i fencing community mourns the recent passing of veteran fencer Tom McClintock. A fierce competitor, consummate sportsmen, and dear friend, we will all miss him. The salles of Hawai’i are all emptier today.

Club Closed 23-30 March 2014

1 March 2014


The Hongwanji Mission School will be hosting homeless families the week of 23-30 March 2014 in support of the charity Family Promise.  As a consequence, the club will be closed  Please adjust your March fees as appropriate.

Holiday Melee 2013

24 December 2013

7 fencers showed up to Hawaii’s Youth Melee event on 12/7/13, many of whom were taking the piste for the first time. All of the fencers conducted themselves quite well, offering to help run the tournament and acting admirably in all circumstances. Pace Hammer from Salle Honolulu managed to take the gold, with Neo Takazawa from HFC taking silver. Arianna Dang from Salle Honolulu and Ian Chin from HFC tied for third.

The open event fielded 8 competitors, two of which were up and coming fencers from the youth event. The fencers decided to run a single pool of 8 instead of two of 4 to increase the amount of fencing, leading to many exciting struggles. Ethan Okura of Sword Fight Club managed to come out of the pools with the first seed, losing only once to Jesse Payton from HFC by 1 touch. Jesse was seeded 2nd with two losses by 1 point to Chase Schreiber and Bostjan Macek.

Every bout was exciting, pitting many fencers against each other for the first time. Jesse managed to edge out a win over Bostjan Macek in the semifinals, as did Ethan Okura over Chase Schreiber. This earned Bostjan and Chase admirable 3rd place finishes. Jesse and Ethan faced each other in the finals, leading a similar bout to the pools. less than a point separated the two fencers, switching leads, until the score was 12-11 in Jesse’s favor. After that, Jesse managed to pull away for a 15-12 victory, earning him the gold, and Ethan Okura the silver.

Holiday Club Schedule

21 December 2013

HFC Wishes all members and prospective members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


As always, the Club will have reduced hours through the Holiday Season.  You are advised to contact the Coach in advance to confirm we will, in fact be fencing.  At this time, the club will be closed on the following days:

  • Christmas Closures:  24-26 December
  • New Years Closures:  31 December – 3 January.

The Club will reopen as usual 6 January 2014

Club Closures in November

6 November 2013

In observance of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, the club will be closed on the following days:

Veterans Day:  11 November 2013

Remembering those who served...

Remembering those who served…

Thanskgiving:  28-29 November 2013.  Please note, Coach may be opening the club on Friday.  Contact him before showing up unless we post otherwise.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at HFC!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at HFC!

Club Closed for Labor Day!

31 August 2013

The Club will be closed for Labor Day, 2 September 2013.

Enjoy a free evening!

Club Closed on Friday, August 17th for Admissions Day

13 August 2013


Welcome Back, Coach!

10 August 2013

It is our pleasure to welcome Coach Nishimura back to the club after his absence! He is again available for private instruction.  Club veterans, new members, and visitors should contact him via his e-mail at the right to schedule their lessons or to seek information about our club.

Coach sends his thanks to all for their prayers and thoughts of support.

And now…


Choose your weapon!

Tropical Storm FLOSSIE Halts Fencing at HFC!!!

28 July 2013

Members and Guests,

The approach of Tropical Storm Flossie makes it prudent to close the club on Monday, 29 July 2013.  The club will reopen Tuesday, 30 July 2013 unless otherwise posted.  Monitor NOAA for more information.

Stay dry and stay safe!

Coach Nishimura Unavailable

12 June 2013

Club Members and Visitors:

Coach will be indisposed for an indeterminate time as he deals with a family emergency.  While the club will remain open, classes and adult lessons are, for the moment, suspended.  Jesse “Bob” Payton has returned from Pittsburgh for the 2013/2014 season and will be available for youth lessons, both group and individual.  We’ve added him as “Assistant / Youth Coach” to the right of the page.  Please feel free to contact him directly.

We will keep you abreast of developments, but, in the meantime, remain flexible.

Coach and his family would appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers.

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