Ann Arbor Duelling Society
A fencing club associated with the Ann Arbor Y. “Drinkers with a slight fencing problem.” They host an annual USFA tournament in August. msu.edu/user/emerson1/aads.html
University of Michigan Fencing Club
A fencing club for Umiversity of Michigan students, faculty and staff. Meets weekday evenings at the Coliseum (5th & Hill) during school year. umich.edu/~fencing
Liberty Lakes Fencing Club of Hartland Michigan
Modern Fencing only.
Club Director Dennis Murphy is a former John Bailey student.
Phone (517) 672-6276
Salle D'Etroit, LLC
Home of Underground Fencing Organization. Modern Fencing only. They have their own building and equipment store. Open 5 days a week.
36745 Amrhein Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Society for Creative Anachronism
Non-profit quasi-medieval/renaissance re-creative organization with chapters throughout the US, Canada, parts of Europe. Many chapters include a form of fencing usually called “rapier combat.” The Ann Arbor chapter has an active fencing group (Cynnabar.org) midrealm.org/marshal/fencing
The Ring of Steel
An Ann Arbor, Michigan theatrical fencing club. Stage fencing skills taught using period weapon replicas. Based in Ann Arbor, the group does educational presentations. ringofsteel.org
J. W. Higgins Museum
Jeffrey Forgeng (formerly Singman), curator and longtime researcher of period fencing manuals, leads weekend classes and workshops in German Longsword and other historical fencing techniques year round at this renowned armour museum. Jeffrey was instrumental in reviving the Ann Arbor Sword Club in the late 1990s, teaching historical swordplay. higginssword.org
Chicago Swordplay Guild
Chicago Swordplay Guild is one of the more active Midwest US historical fencing groups. They sponsor an annual international symposium covering a wide variety of combat skills. chicagoswordplayguild.com
US Fencing Association
USFA is the U.S. governing body for modern (“Olympic”) fencing, and sanctions local, regional and national tournaments.
National: usfencing.org. In Michigan: michfencing.net.
International: Fédération Internationale d’Escrime (F.I.E.)
This is the overarching organization that runs Olympic fencing as well as World Championships and World Juniors. fie.ch
International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention held annually in August at Lansing (Michigan) Community College, Hosted by Art of Combat, NDDS. artofcombat.org