This site has (3) sections:

1)       SaEF - MA South Shore Fencing Clubs

                1a)  SaEF Technologies 

2)       New Project:   True Exercise Shoes (see page)

3)       Opinion texts

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rev  November 12, 2016

1)   SaEF - MA South Shore Fencing Clubs

For initial acquaintance with SaEF Fencing please view the video: 

Schoolyear 2016-17:

We are currently meeting on Sundays at the UU Beal House on 222 Main St (Rt 106) Kingston, MA.

We are searching for a midweek meeting site for 6:30 to 8:00 pm.


Sundays  @ Beal House:

2:00 to 3:00open for an eventual SaberK course for 7 1/2 - 9 1/2 year olds & relatives.

3:00 to 4:30   Foil1 for 9-13 y.o.

4:30 to 6:00   Advanced Foil & Foil 2  simultaneously

6:30 to tiredOpen floor fencing, on request.

Midweek  @ yet unknown:

6:30 to 8:00    Foil for teens and adults 

No Fencing        Dec 25, 2016 and January 1, 2017;    MLK weekend Jan. 15;  school vacation Feb 19 & 26, 2017;  Easter & school vac Apr. 16 & 23 ;   Mothers' Day May 14;  Memorial weekend May 28;  Fathers' Day June 18.


Activities available upon request:

Saber (metal) for 9 y.o. & up, Sundays 2:00 to 3:00  or some midweek pm;

SabreK for 7 1/2 - 9 1/2 yo, Sundays 2:00 to 3:00 or some midweek pm;  

For adults having had 2-4 years of fencing earlier in life, we offer a  Refresher Foil course on a midweek evening of convenience.

For Foil Fencers with experience we offer Open Floor fencing with two electrical systems and one conductive piste (deployed on special demand only) Sundays  3:00 to 4:30 and/or 6:30 thru tired.    Also available midweek upon demand.

For details e-mail <>  or call 508 747 5803 .  

LOCATION:   222 Main St (rt 106), Kingston, MA.   From Rt3 take xt 9, go west 1/4 m. fork left onto rt 106 & go 1/8 m, then left into Beal House lot.

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 NOTE:      Insurance and Medical forms need be filled and signed for participation in any SaEF Clubs activity.

SaEF Fencing operates Clubs on the Mass. South Shore year round in Kingston (Sun's + as requested), with options in other South Shore towns .

Each Club site offers Beginners' courses in Foil, Sabre, SabreK, and Epee.   All students advance through Beginners, Continuing, Tactical, and Strategic.  Each phase is 20 or 30 hours, subdivided into sections of 10 hours each.  At end of each section, passing an exam earns the student one Stripe, to a total of four (4).   Competitions may be entered upon having earned the 2nd stripe.

Age groups are : SabreK: 7 1/2 - 9 1/2 yo; Sabre (metal) 9 - up;   Foil: 9 1/2 thru older adults.   Whenever possible we will group people together having compatible skill levels.

Special exercise courses for mature adults:  SabreM can be offered in Kingston or any other place available.

Schedules are for:

(A)   Schoolyear - please contact us (& see "articles");  

(B)   Summer - special schedule, two or more times per week, at least 2 hours per day.  Please contact us.


Mr Harry Shamir -  Head Coach,  teaching in Kingston.

Senior students act as Assistant Instructors as needed.

Fee Structure:

Membership in SaEF Clubs, July thru June = $60;   Non-competition membership in the USFA  $10/yr.    Competition membership in USFA costs $70.

Tuition fees for 2016-7 schoolyear from Sept 4 2016 = $240 per 10 hour course, for 6 or more participants.  Max participants: 12 .

For family of (2) or more learning together:  10% tuition discount.

Private 60 minute lessons = $60 for (1) student;  $50 each for (2) students;  $40 each for (3) students;  $35 each for (4) students;  $30 each for (5) and up.    Scheduled group lessons are much less costly.

Participation in SaEF Fencing activities with minimal instruction $90/month.

Floor fee without lessons for non-members of SaEF:  $20/hr.

One-time visitors for taste of Fencing, no charge.

Equipment = Foil set purchase ranges from $180 to $240.  For Foil courses, equipment is initially loaned for sessions at no fee.  For SabreK cost is $80 for one mask & one KSaber (replaced free once upon breakage)

We have a policy of repurchase of equipment when no longer needed, but still usable.


Kingston locale address:  Beal House of Kingston Unitarian Universalist Church, 222 Main St (Rt 106), Kingston 02364, from rt 3, xt 9 west,  left onto Rt 106 ,  left into parking lot of Beal House.

Offering other locales on weekdays on MA South Shore on request.



August 2016:

This month two senior SaEF Fencers have ascended to Level 4 (Strategy), Patrick Murphy and Tom Mortimer.   Congratulations !!

Two additional SaEF Fencers are at Level 3 and hot on the path.

In August 2016 Patrick Murphy attained Eagle Scout rank.   SaEF Fencing is proud to the core for Mr Murphy's achievements !!


1a) SaEF Technologies 

With the assistance of Marinair Ltd ( we established  SaEF Technologies to  develop new technology to eliminate the cables and wires of today's electrical fencing.

We are open to inquiries from anyone about financial participation in this venture, involving Patent Pending inventions.

Inquiries WELCOME


2)New Project:   True Exercise Shoes  (see page)

Mr Shamir, head Coach of SaEF Fencing, would like to introduce you to his latest project:

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 3)       Opinion texts

pls see Opinion Pages