Fencing has three disciplines, all are Olympic events, for men and women. Fencing teaches coordination, balance, control and is fun for kids and adults of all ages!

Thanks again for all the attention and great coaching you are providing… []. We especially love that you are doing conditioning, and working on physical and mental strength . . . [It] is a great program and we are so glad to have found it.
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About Fencing


Fencing is a dynamic sport, with complex actions. Fencers develop great spacial awareness, timing, rapid tactical thinking, speed, precision and strength.

In fencing, there is a strong correlation to academic success and high rates of post - secondary enrolment from the general fencing community. In American college sports, NCAA athletes in fencing are among the highest in academic achievement, gaining a greater percentage of Academic All American status than in other sports.

Brief History


Fencing is an Olympic sport. Fencing has been in every modern Olympic Games, since the inaugural Games in 1896. There are close to 150 member National Federations in the International Fencing Federation which is more than 100 years old.

There are three distinct “swords” in fencing, each with its own characteristic rules, tactics and techniques: foil, epee and sabre.

Local competitions are organized by age group, experience level and gender.

In London 2012, Olympic medals were won by athletes on almost every continent, including North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa! Fencing is a global sport that continues to grow and and develop.

Electronic scoring was invented in 1931 for epee, fencing, and has been standard in competitions since 1955 for foil and 1988 for sabre.

Competition judging is complimented by video replay and review to make the decisions more fair and accurate.

In fencing, there is a strong correlation to academic success and high rates of post - secondary enrolment from the general fencing community. In American college sports, NCAA athletes in fencing are among the highest in academic achievement, gaining a greater percentage of Academic All American status than in other sports.

Our Coaches


Elya Perritt has been Canadian National Champion in many age groups, from youth to Senior levels. Jeremy Hill was a member of the Canadian National team participating in multiple World Championships. Both are NCCP certified coaches (level 3) and have coached professionally for over 20 years. Their athletes have participated in Canada Games, World Junior and Senior World Championships; have had NCAA scholarships through fencing, competed on Ivy League fencing teams, captained Varsity level Canadian University fencing teams and won University level Championships among many other accomplishments.