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?  Click here for more about our Beginning Fencers Classes .


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


USF 7th Annual Oktoberfence

Sep 15, 2018, 10:38 PM

USF 7th Annual Oktoberfence, Div2 Senior Mixed Epee

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USF 7th Annual Oktoberfence

Sep 15, 2018, 10:36 PM

USF 7th Annual Oktoberfence, Senior Mixed Epee

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San Antonio Cup I

Sep 15, 2018, 10:34 PM

San Antonio Cup I, Senior Mixed Epee

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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.
Tue, 23 Aug 2022 23:08:04 -0400
Nov 26, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022 PLEASE READ MORE INFO PAGE. Pre-Registration & payment on AskFRED is mandatory! Please check your email often for tournament updates.
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 16:24:20 -0400
Nov 26, 2022 THIRD ANNUAL SMC YOUTH CUP EPEE & SABER / 4 tournament series / Best 3 results will add their name to the CUP & their face to the wall of fame. Official FLA ratings will be awarded. AAU membership required to compete Initial Seeding by FLA r…
Wed, 19 Oct 2022 22:33:23 -0400
Dec 2, 2022 This is the first of a series of tournaments for kids in Y10 and Y12 categories.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 00:49:13 -0400
Dec 3, 2022 Help CFFA celebrate the holidays and their 25th season with special awards. Open foil and epee, with a D and under foil. Fees: $30/20/20 until November 26, $50/30/30 thereafter. Events will be capped at 28 with a waitlist thereafter.
Sun, 21 Aug 2022 17:55:00 -0400
Dec 3, 2022 This is the Junior Olympics qualifier for the Central Florida Division of the USA Fencing. Event times will be posted one week prior to event when registration is closed. There will be no registration after the deadline. Please read More Info…

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