Why Fortune

To grow, educate and promote the Olympic sport of fencing. We seek to achieve excellence by training individuals to succeed in reaching their competitive and athletic goals.

  • The best fencing club in the San Gabriel Valley! The instruction is world class and the students are exceptional. My boys both started with no experience five years ago and are now competing on a national level. The club has multiple national champions and at least one member on the US team. As an adult beginner, the coaches have been patient and helpful. If you have ever wanted to try fencing for yourself or your kids, give fortune a try!

    thumb Mike Comer
  • Fortunately, we found fortune fencing. The two coaches are very professional and patient with students. My son has made progress in every class. Than you! Coaches!

    thumb Guohua XIE
  • I heard about Fortune Fencing from the radio and wondering if it’s too late for my 13 years old son to start learning fencing. I took my son to try the class anyway . Coach Z is very nice and professional, he told me it was fun and he liked it. Now he moved to the competitive class. I’m glad to see all his efforts and improvements. It has boosted his confidence a lot too. Both Coach Emara and Coach Z are very attentive and professional, they will make sure everyone gets their skills improved based on their level. I’m glad that my son liked this new sport and made big progress. I’m live in city of walnut, but I’m willing to travel a little far to this place as long as my son enjoys it.

    thumb Helen Zhu
  • If you are looking for a reliable fencing academy, I recommend Fortune Fencing, Monrovia. My child doesn't exercise steadily, but coach Emara and coach Zeyad continue to teach according to the individual tendencies and characteristics of the students.

    We have been attending the Fortune fencing for more than 3 years before and during the COVID-19.

    믿을 만한 펜싱 아카데미를 찾고 있다면 Monrovia에 있는 Fortune Fencing을 추천합니다. 저희 아이는 운동을 꾸준히 하지 않지만, 두분에 코치께서 학생들의 개별 성향과 특성에 맞게 가르켜수셔서 저희는 3년 이상 다니고 있습니다.

    thumb Christine Oh
  • We have been members at Fortune Fencing for over 8 years. Our three sons have been training with Coach Emara and Coach Z. They're phenomenal! They are greatly involved, truly love fencing, and enjoy helping all fencers achieve their best. Their students are happy and challenged. Students say that the coaches not only help them improve in fencing, but grow as a person too. I actively see growth in my sons' abilities. I also love the honesty and integrity of this exceptional place. I cannot recommend Fortune Fencing enough!

    thumb Katy Lin
  • I took my 11 years old grandson today for a free trial at the Fortune Fencing. We met coach Emara and coach Ziyad, both are kind and respectful and make teaching fun. All kids are friendly and seem to be enjoying the sports very much. We purchased private lessons package, and purchased the full gear. Can’t wait for the 2nd class. Thank you coach Emara and coach Ziyad.

    thumb Phoenician *


Regardless of the starting point, there are many values that can be learned by participating in sports. Some of these values include work ethic, respect and overcoming adversity.


Treating the people that you play with and against as you would like to be treated.


Physical activity that promotes motor skills development, performance and educational potential.


A talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards.


To feel admiration for someone or to regard as being worthy of admiration because of good qualities.

Fortune Fencing is conveniently located in the city of Monrovia, California (Not so far from Pasadena).

We are only minutes away from the 210 freeway and downtown Monrovia. Please stop by to visit us and take a tour.

You will fall in love with fencing. We would love for you to join us. Welcome.


Our Facilities

As a permanent facility, Fortune Fencing offers the community a fencing studio that provides instructional programs for students age 8 to 80. Our club has a custom built floor, similar to a dance floor or gymnasium, it is outfitted with state-of-the-art scoring equipment, and an armory that offers uniform and equipment sales, equipment repair services, and uniform stenciling services.

In 2003 we took great care to build a permanent fencing facility with our student's and member's health and safety in mind. Our floor was designed to reduce and prevent injury to fencers. We routinely refurbish our fencing floor to keep it in superior condition.

Fortune Fencing offers seven competition strips (6'x 40') including one grounded strip, electronic scoring equipment, lockers, refreshments, and other amenities. We also provide a viewing area for parents and visitors, with free wi-fi, and a reception area.