Why learn fencing?
Live By The Sword! Children and teens can have all A’s and perfect test scores, but if they do not have emotional control and the mental strength to take risks, what good will it do? The Olympic sport of fencing is a fun, engaging way for kids to develop Emotional Resilience, the ability to stand on their own two feet and handle whatever difficulties life may throw at them. Many kids start giving up on traditional sports ages 10 to 14, but this is when most fencers get their start. Fencing offers a way for kids to get tough and motivated to win, while being good sports and forgiving of themselves and others. There are over 40 NCAA fencing teams, including all of the Ivy League schools, Johns Hopkins University, Penn State, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
adults are welcome too
Unlike many Olympic sports, fencing is not youth-dominated. Programs are available for adults of all ages. Age-specific competitions are available for fencers in their 40s, 50s, 60s, even 70s and 80s! Fencing is a social sport, emphasizing sportsmanship, camaraderie, and multi-generational development.
Over 10 years experience
For over 10 years Maryland Fencing Club has been training fencers of all ages from total beginners to advanced competitors. We have helped produce 3 medalists at the national level and many classified fencers at the regional and local levels.
Safe and fun
Fencing enjoys an excellent safety record, with USA Fencing national standards and rules. Maryland Fencing Club is a member club of USA Fencing, conforming to their rigorous standards for safety, and hosting sanctioned tournaments for all levels of experience.