Another hack but back!

7 January 2016


We lost the website.  Again.  But we are back.  Minor changes to the schedule coming in 2016, but the club is alive, well, and growing with more adult fencers than ever and new youth fencers moving in!

See you in the Salle and Happy 2016!

Website Hacked…Now its Back!

14 February 2015


Sorry for the break!  We got hacked, and,other than some font issues, are back at it and still fencing! 

In other news…

  • ….Congratulations to all HFC members who participated in the 2015 Hawai’i Open and to our own Henry C. for re-instituting and running this Island Tradition!
  • …Monday is President’s Day.  Please make sure you check with Coach before showing up.

See you on the strip!


Christmas & New Years 2014 Schedule

22 December 2014

Sorry for the paucity of entries of late!  Your webmaster has been indisposed participating in activities that allow him to fence (a.k.a. “work.”)!

During the 2014 Christmas and New Years Season, HFC will be operating under the following Schedule:


  • Open Fencing:  22 and 23 December; 29 and 30 Decembersearch
  • Closed:  24-25 December; 31 December – 2 January
  • Lessons:  There will be no private lessons 22 December – 2 January


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from HFC!


Club Closed 8 August 2014

8 August 2014



The Pacific Buddhist Academy decided not to open today.  Therefore, the club will be closed until next week.  In the meantime, stay safe and stay dry!

Independence Epee Open

7 July 2014

A small field of 5 showed up for the season’s final tournament. Henry Chang and Gyula Schreiber fought hard earning themselves bronze medals. Jesse Payton lost to the day’s champion, Chase Schreiber after defeating Henry. Chase won in a battle of like-blood, dispatching his father to get into the finals and eventually win the day.


Thank you to everyone who made this season possible.

McClintock 3-weapon Tournament

7 July 2014

9 Fencers came from near and far to honor Tom McClintock, a 3-weapon and first 3-time Iron Man champion, in the state’s first 3-weapon team tournament. Each team had to field a foilist, sabreur, and an epeeist. Two fencers (Gayle and Aren) made the journey out from The Big Island to compete, teaming up with Oahu’s Ethan Okura for the bronze. Henry, Wayne and Donna (3 of our new officers) teamed up to eventually win the silver. The Champions of the day were Chase, Gyula and Jesse.

Thank you to all who showed up to fence and make these tournaments possible.


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

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