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About Cobra Fencing Club

Welcome to the Cobra Fencing Club in Jersey City, NJ, established in 2002. We are dedicated to fostering the development of fencing in Hudson County. We provide the highest level of instruction to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. The programs we offer are designed to fit all different age groups and skill levels. Our group of dedicated expert coaches are passionate about fencing and provide the patience and support needed to achieve our goals.

Our Story

Hello. My name is Steve Kaplan, and I am the owner and head coach of the Cobra Fencing Club. I fell in love with fencing in high school and I never looked back. Eleven years later I won a silver medal in US team sabre at the Montreal games in 1975. Afterwards; I competed for the New York fencers Club and won four US team sabre titles with the team. From 1980-86, I coached the fencing team at NYU, was elected to the NYU Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2002, I decided to open my own fencing club in my hometown of Jersey City, NJ. Having learned amazing methods of teaching from my own coach, the legendary Hungarian sabre maestro, Csaba Elthes, I knew I had the right tools and passion to grow a great fencing club & community.

Welcome & thanks for visiting!

Steve K.

Discover Our Programs

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Trial Classes

Try our trial classes and decide if it's the sport for you!

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Private Lessons

If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, our private lessons are the perfect way to expand your skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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Group Classes

Cobra Fencing Club offers group classes for sabre and epee fencing for all ages, taught by our expert trainers and coaches. Come join our community and experience the thrill of this dynamic sport.

"Cobra Fencing Club, is Jersey City's treasured space. It's more than a club, it's a community."

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"Steve and his coaches are amazing and give every student specialized

attention. This is a great place to bring your children for fencing."

– Aya S.

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" Amazing place. Super kid-friendly. My son loves it! Lots of space, adult classes are great too. Cobra loves what they do - and it shows"

– Nova N.

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