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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


Summer Duel in the Swamp

Aug 4, 2018, 10:16 PM

Summer Duel in the Swamp, Mixed Saber

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Central Florida Division Championship

Jun 11, 2018, 9:36 AM

Central Florida Division Championship, Senior Men's Saber

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Central Florida Division Championship

May 27, 2018, 9:48 AM

Central Florida Division Championship, Senior Women's 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.
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 18:19:38 -0400
Jun 25, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022 This event is sponsored by ALL 3 FLORIDA DIVISIONS of USA FENCING! Gateway, Central and Gold Coast Divisions will be duking it out in this Annual Event! USA Fencing Rules will be applied and USA Fencing Ratings will be award…
Sun, 01 May 2022 21:09:11 -0400
Jun 25, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022 41st ANNUAL SUNSHINE STATE GAMES! The longest continuously running State Games in the US! "AAU/FLA FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2022" Claim your title as the best fencer in Florida! Official AAU/FLA ratings will be awarded
Thu, 26 May 2022 01:50:53 -0400
Jun 25, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022 Come join us to get ready for Summer Nationals, or end your 2021-22 season with us! $40/event if pre-registered $50 at the door. Cash or check only.
Fri, 15 Apr 2022 19:10:52 -0400
Jun 26, 2022 Last preparation tournament before Summer National Championships. Y-12 Mixed Saber Y-14 Mixed Saber Open Mixed Saber
Tue, 14 Jun 2022 00:24:20 -0400
Jun 26, 2022 Pre-register for Y-8 & Y-10 Mixed Epee and Y-10 & Y-12 Mixed Epee at Elite Fencing Academy. All new and competitive fencers of young ages are welcome. Experience Elite Fencing in our state of the art facility.

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