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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


TBILISI 2018 World Cup

Nov 8, 2018, 10:09 PM

TBILISI 2018 World Cup - Women's Foil

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The Great Pumpkin!

Oct 21, 2018, 10:45 PM

The Great Pumpkin!, Div2 Senior Mixed Epee

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Savage Grace #2

Oct 14, 2018, 10:50 PM

Savage Grace #2, 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, 09 May 2022 19:24:01 -0400
Jul 2, 2022 Join Swordmaster's HEMA club for our Rapier Tournament at the UBU Expo inside the Orange County Convention Center!! Licensed and Sanctioned by AAU & The Fencing League of America.
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 01:30:07 -0400
Jul 2, 2022 Join us in this awesome event! Every fencer gets a free ticket to the UBU sports convention 2022!
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 03:28:54 -0500
Jul 9, 2022 The Tampa Bay Fencer would like to the Tampa Bay Melee! This tournament is a unsanctioned dry tournament. Electric weapons are allowed but you will not need a cord for them. Entry is $30 for one or all events.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:17:37 -0400
Jul 16, 2022 Come support a fun saber tournament over the Summer! Event Fees: Saber event - $35 (College student $25) 1-touch Epee - $20
Sat, 30 Apr 2022 19:01:05 -0400
Jul 30, 2022 Come join us for Unsanctioned Sabre on the beach! Need to supply your own mask, glove, and sabre Registration: $20 (Cash or Venmo)

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