Fencing Lessons Northern Virginia | Cardinal Fencing Academy

Our fencing programs introduce the Ashburn, Sterling, Reston and other North Virginia/Loudoun County area students to the many benefits of this Olympic sport. Beyond the fitness benefits, fencing promotes intellectual development, decision making skills, self discipline and confidence. All taught in a safe, supportive environment. First visit is always free.

Our focus is Epee fencing: the modern evolution of the rapier duel, where we can guide you from a complete beginner to international medals and college admissions.  Epee fencing is the most straightforward of the three Olympic fencing disciplines where the opponent’s whole body is the target. There is no right of way rules in Epee which makes scorekeeping simple and clear: the athlete that hits first scores the touch. 

Learn the Olympic sport of swords and join us for a fun workout, fencing and new friendships!

And this is what it looks like at the Olympics! 

With the COVID19 Quarantine easing, we are entering our own Phase Two of reopening. Please click here for our protocols and safety measures.


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Beginners and Recreational

  • Ages 8 to 80+ and any skill level

  • All gear provided

  • Teaches etiquette and sportsmanship 

  • Gain fitness benefits while having fun

  • Improve focus and coordination

  • One of the safest sports in the Olympics, spar on day one

  • Family friendly club

  • Pressure free learning environment


Summer Camps

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Competitive Path

  • National and International Competition

  • Train with USA Fencing champions and their coaches 

  • Individually tailored training programs and family discounts

  • Olympic level fitness trainer with a World Record in Track and Field

  • Open fencing sessions daily

  • Tournament support

  • Results help with NCAA recruiting and college admissions

  • Beginners: Ages 8 to 12

  • Competitive: Ages 8 to 80+

  • 9 am to 4pm with before and after care available upon request

  • All gear provided

  • Hands on way to introduce one of the original Olympic sports: campers will spar, gear up and referee on day one

  • Games, footwork, tournament and new friendships

  • Perfect for beginners

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