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


Summer Duel in the Swamp

Aug 4, 2018, 10:25 PM

Summer Duel in the Swamp, Mixed Epee

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Summer Duel in the Swamp

Aug 4, 2018, 10:24 PM

Summer Duel in the Swamp, Mixed Foil

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Summer Duel in the Swamp

Aug 4, 2018, 10:22 PM

Summer Duel in the Swamp, Mixed Foil

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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 16:36:26 -0500
Mar 18, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023 Unsanctioned Youth and Novice Tournament US Fencing Membership Required $15 per event for Premier Members $25 for non Premier Members
Sun, 21 Aug 2022 18:13:18 -0400
Mar 19, 2023 This is the 2nd of 3 events in the Central Florida Division Championship series. Fencers from outside the division are invited to participate, but will not be included in the points towards the Division Championships
Mon, 09 Jan 2023 21:56:24 -0500
Mar 19, 2023 No fee for Sword Masters club members. 20$ at the door for non-club members. This is an AAU-sanctioned tournament.
Fri, 13 Jan 2023 15:06:37 -0500
Mar 19, 2023 lowcountry fencers First and Only USAFENCING sanctioned tournament. Come fence Women’s Epee Men’s Epee and VET! Located on Beautiful Hilton Head Island after fencing hit the beach or the links-
Mon, 02 Jan 2023 20:05:11 -0500
Mar 25, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023

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