How To Join
Getting your USA Fencing Membership is easy! Just follow our simple instructions below:
Step 1. Click the "Join Now" button.
Step 2. Complete the form, and be sure to select "Music City Fencing Club" as your primary club, and "Robert Piraino" as your primary coach.
Step 3. Select your membership type, and process your payment.
Step 4. Print two copies of your receipt. Keep one copy in your fencing bag (protect it by placing it in a Ziploc® bag), and give one copy to your coach.
USA Fencing is the recognized National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of fencing in the United States. Music City Fencing Club is an official 'Member Club' of USA Fencing, and adheres to all the practices and policies of the organization. Our club's insurance policy is provided thru USA Fencing, therefore all persons participating in fencing activities at our club are required to have an active a USA Fencing Membership. You can complete a Trial Membership at the club for free to attend your first class, but this is only valid for 7 days, then you will be required to get your USA Fencing Membership before attending any further activities at the club.
Most Common Membership Types
There are several membership types to choose from, but most new fencers will fit into one of two categories (memberships can always be upgraded at any time).
This membership option is typically the best option for those who are new to fencing, and just want to try it out. It allows individuals to participate in group classes, private lessons, and Open Fencing sessions. The total cost is $10 and is valid for the entire season (Aug. 1 - Jul. 31).
This membership option is required for those individuals who would like to participate in competitions. Also included in this membership is the right to vote in organization-wide elections (must be at least 18 years old), a subscription to American Fencing magazine, and an official membership card. The total cost is $75 ($65 if upgrading from a Non-Competitive Membership), and is valid for the entire season (Aug.1 - Jul 31). First time Competitive Members who purchase or upgrade to this membership option after March 31st, will be eligible for an extension for the entire next season at no charge.