Welcome to Southwest Florida Fencing Academy

coach-banner.jpgFence with courage, win with honor, lose with dignity. This is our creed.

"It is a chess match moving at 90 miles an hour", says Coach Charlie. "Somebody is standing in front of you with a long pointy piece of steel they are trying to drive into your body. You have to stop them. At the same time, you are trying to inflict the same exact move on them."


Our Creed

Fence with courage. Win with honor. Lose with dignity. This is our creed.

Our Fencing Family

Our fencing family is important to us. We are here for you, to help you learn, to help you grow.

Cross Weapon

We provide our end-users a peace of mind that they can fence either foil, epee, sabre... or all three!

User Friendly

Whether you want to fence recreationally or competitively, we have a plan for everyone.


Our coaches will teach you to be responsive to the challengers in front of you. Progress = Desire+Determination+Dedication.

Beginning Fencer's Classes

Have you ever thought what it would be like to wield a blade? Well you are in the right place! Our beginners classes will give you all the skills you need to be a master swordsman. 


Our club is open 6 days a week. No matter what your schedule, you can find a time to fence that fits even the most rigorous schedules.

Your Gear

The club will provide a list of gear for beginners. Most fencers decide to start building their arsenal after the beginners class.

Choosing a Weapon


All About Foil

A light thrusting weapon that targets the torso, including the back, but not the arms. Complete with…


All About Épée

A heavier thrusting weapon that targets the entire body. Videos included


All About Sabre

A light cutting and thrusting weapon that targets the entire body above the waist, excluding the…

Tournament Results


Central Florida Division Championship

May 27, 2018, 9:07 AM

Central Florida Division Championship, Y12 Mixed Epee

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Central Florida Division Championship

May 27, 2018, 8:53 AM

Central Florida Division Championship, Y10 Mixed Foil

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52nd Green Gator

Feb 4, 2018, 12:25 PM

52nd Green Gator, Senior Mixed Saber

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Upcoming Tournaments

AskFred Events - Southeast Division
Wed, 30 Mar 2022 19:24:49 -0400
Mar 31, 2022 - Mar 30, 2023 CFA Hosts multiple events of all categories per year. Registration is on our website. https://www.cardinalfencingacademy.com/ To get on our mailing list please visit and subscribe at the bottom of the main page.
Mon, 02 Jan 2023 20:05:11 -0500
Mar 25, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 14:23:05 -0500
Mar 25, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023 FIRST TOURNAMENT ON GMU CAMPUS EVER! The 2nd Annual Patriot Open IS A SANCTIONED CLUB FUNDRAISER TBH 3/25&26 at the GMU RAC. Sir Mixed & D3 events begin at 9:00 with medals to the 8. PLEASE READ MORE INFO AREA!
Sat, 04 Feb 2023 23:52:33 -0500
Mar 25, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023 The location of the event is TBD. It depends on the size and number of strips we need to run. The event will be in the Nashville area. On March 12, after registration closes on the 11th, we will announce the venue and update s…
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 03:23:53 -0500
Mar 25, 2023 AIC Youth Foil Event. Awards for top 8 in each event. Floor fee $25. Limited number of fencers!
Mon, 20 Feb 2023 02:00:52 -0500
Mar 25, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023 NC Divisional National Qualifying Tournament Division II, Division III, and Y-14. Entry Fees paid at check-in: $10 Registration Fee, $40 Event Fee. Preregistration closes 3/21/2022. At the door registration will be allowed at…

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