Learn to Fence

LEARN, TRAIN, AND EXCEL AT THE OLYMPIC SPORT OF FENCING IN DURHAM, NC

Whether you're 7 or 77, a curious beginner or an elite competitor, Forge Fencing is here to help you unlock your potential, forge lasting friendships, and become part of the proud tradition of fencing.

Where should you start?

Learn to Fence

LEARN, TRAIN, AND EXCEL AT THE OLYMPIC SPORT OF FENCING IN DURHAM, NC

Whether you're 7 or 77, a curious beginner or an elite competitor, Forge Fencing is here to help you unlock your potential, forge lasting friendships, and become part of the proud tradition of fencing.

Where should you start?

Learn to Fence

LEARN, TRAIN, AND EXCEL AT THE OLYMPIC SPORT OF FENCING IN DURHAM, NC

Whether you're 7 or 77, a curious beginner or an elite competitor, Forge Fencing is here to help you unlock your potential, forge lasting friendships, and become part of the proud tradition of fencing.

Where should you start?

200+
Club Members

7800+
Square Feet Area

120+
Combined Years of Coaching

14+
Years in Business

PROGRAMS & OFFERINGS

The Forge Fencing Academy for Beginners

Get Started with Fencing

Our skilled coaches make it easy to get started fencing. We create a welcoming, fun, and supportive environment to begin exploring foil, epee, and saber.

  • Programs for both youth, teens & adult
  • Multiple levels of class progression available
  • Unlimited group classes to explore all three Olympic-style fencing weapons and historical fencing
  • Month-to-month membership - no annual contract
  • No experience or equipment required to start
  • 10-day trial for only $25 is available

We offer programs for Youth (7-14) and Teen/Adult (13+).
Learn more:

The Forge Fencing High Performance Training Program

Compete + Become Elite

The Forge Fencing High Performance Training program is designed for competitive fencers, offering a range of services to enhance skills and performance.

  • Personalized coaching from our team of professional fencing coaches
  • Customized training options tailored to individual goals and competitive levels
  • Access to a network of services, including injury prevention and sport performance programs
  • Assistance with tournament organization and planning from a designated Travel Team Coordinator
  • Opportunities for national team and NCAA team aspirations through a strong club reputation and support system

Your Journey, Your Way

Get Individual Training

We offer personalized one-on-one coaching opportunities to help fencers of all levels unlock their full potential and celebrate the joy of fencing.

  • Tailored Training: Choose from monthly memberships or a la carte lessons to fit your goals and schedule
  • Flexible Options for weekly lessons
  • Youth Programs: Bundled training packages for Academy Level 3 students

Tournaments, Leadership, and Visiting Experts

Special Events

Forge Fencing Academy and Club offers a variety of fencing tournaments for different ages, levels, and abilities, including options for parafencers. Additionally, we offer leadership and growth opportunities, as well as the chance to train with visiting experts in the sport.

  • Home to the longest running youth tournament series in North Carolina, the Priority on Youth Tournament Series
  • We offer competitive opportunities through USA Fencing sanctioned competitions for intermediate through nationally competitive fencers
  • Forge Teams Teen Leadership program provides a platform for leadership through regular meetings and discussions on relevant topics
  • We encourage community: Join a supportive fencing community that fosters camaraderie and growth

PROGRAMS & OFFERINGS

Get Started with Fencing

The Forge Fencing Academy for Beginners

Our skilled coaches make it easy to get started fencing. We create a welcoming, fun, and supportive environment to begin exploring foil, epee, and saber.

  • Programs for both youth, teens & adult
  • Multiple levels of class progression available
  • Unlimited group classes to explore all three Olympic-style fencing weapons and historical fencing
  • Month-to-month membership - no annual contract
  • No experience or equipment required to start
  • 10-day trial for only $25 is available

We offer programs for Youth (7-14) and Teen/Adult (13+).
Learn more:

Compete + Become Elite

The Forge Fencing High Performance Training Program

The Forge Fencing High Performance Training program is designed for competitive fencers, offering a range of services to enhance skills and performance.

  • Personalized coaching from our team of professional fencing coaches
  • Customized training options tailored to individual goals and competitive levels
  • Access to a network of services, including injury prevention and sport performance programs
  • Assistance with tournament organization and planning from a designated Travel Team Coordinator
  • Opportunities for national team and NCAA team aspirations through a strong club reputation and support system

Get Individual Training

Your Journey, Your Way

We offer personalized one-on-one coaching opportunities to help fencers of all levels unlock their full potential and celebrate the joy of fencing.

  • Tailored Training: Choose from monthly memberships or a la carte lessons to fit your goals and schedule
  • Flexible Options for weekly lessons
  • Youth Programs: Bundled training packages for Academy Level 3 students

Special Events

Tournaments, Leadership, and Visiting Experts

Forge Fencing Academy and Club offers a variety of fencing tournaments for different ages, levels, and abilities, including options for parafencers. Additionally, we offer leadership and growth opportunities, as well as the chance to train with visiting experts in the sport.

  • Home to the longest running youth tournament series in North Carolina, the Priority on Youth Tournament Series
  • We offer competitive opportunities through USA Fencing sanctioned competitions for intermediate through nationally competitive fencers
  • Forge Teams Teen Leadership program provides a platform for leadership through regular meetings and discussions on relevant topics
  • We encourage community: Join a supportive fencing community that fosters camaraderie and growth

Fencing Summer Camps

(and winter camps too)

The Forge Fencing Academy and Club offers a variety of summer camps for different skill levels, providing an exciting and educational experience in the sport of fencing.

  • Beginner to Advanced:
    Camps cater to beginners with less than 6 months of experience to competitive athletes with over a year of training
  • Variety of Programs:
    Options include beginner camps, pre-competitive camps, high-performance camps, and specialty camps like "Modern Warrior" and "Fence Like A Girl"
  • Development Focus:
    Activities support psychological, physical, and emotional development
  • Specialized Training:
    Camps are well-staffed to offer specialized training in sport performance
  • Inclusive Environment:
    Forge Fencing prides itself on being an inclusive, welcoming, and supportive community

Learn why our returning Summer Camp rate is so high...

WITH ALL OF THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE...

Why Fencing?

Learning to fence offers a variety of benefits, both physical and mental:

  • Joy of Effort
    Young people develop and practice physical, behavioral, and intellectual skills by challenging themselves and each other in physical activities, games, and competition.
  • Fair Play
    Fair play is a sports concept, but it is applied worldwide today in many different ways. Learning to play fair in sport can lead to the development and reinforcement of fair-play behavior in one’s community and in life.
  • Practicing Respect
    When young people who live in a multicultural world learn to accept and respect diversity and demonstrate peaceful personal behavior, they promote peace and international understanding.
  • Pursuit of Excellence
    A focus on excellence can help young people make positive, healthy choices and strive to become the best that they can be in whatever they do.
  • Balance Between Body, Will, and Mind
    Learning takes place in the whole body, not just in the mind, and physical literacy and learning through movement contributes to the development of both moral and intellectual thinking.

WHEN LOOKING FOR A SPORT COMMUNITY...

Why Forge Fencing?

We offer a comprehensive and dynamic approach to the sport that caters to a wide range of interests and skill levels. 

  • Expert Coaching: Forge is led by professional, accredited fencing coaches with international experience and all staff are SafeSport certified, ensuring high-quality training and safety.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: We boast one of the best facilities in the United States with 16 full-size grounded strips, providing an exceptional environment for training and competitions.
  • Inclusive Community: We welcome individuals from ages 7 to 80+, creating a supportive and diverse community for all levels of participation.
  • Flexible Membership Options: We offer various membership plans to suit different needs, including options for competitive training, recreational fencing, and supporting members.
  • Variety of Programs: We provide classes and camps for all three Olympic-style weapons (foil, epee, and saber) as well as individual and group lessons, catering to different preferences and goals.
  • Competitive Success: Forge Fencing has a history of national recognition and success in competitions, fostering an environment for both recreational and competitive fencers to thrive.
  • Convenient Location and Hours: Located in downtown Durham, NC, with extensive operating hours to accommodate different schedules.

WITH ALL OF THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE...

Why Fencing?

Learning to fence offers a variety of benefits, both physical and mental:

  • Joy of Effort
    Young people develop and practice physical, behavioral, and intellectual skills by challenging themselves and each other in physical activities, games, and competition.
  • Fair Play
    Fair play is a sports concept, but it is applied worldwide today in many different ways. Learning to play fair in sport can lead to the development and reinforcement of fair-play behavior in one’s community and in life.
  • Practicing Respect
    When young people who live in a multicultural world learn to accept and respect diversity and demonstrate peaceful personal behavior, they promote peace and international understanding.
  • Pursuit of Excellence
    A focus on excellence can help young people make positive, healthy choices and strive to become the best that they can be in whatever they do.
  • Balance Between Body, Will, and Mind
    Learning takes place in the whole body, not just in the mind, and physical literacy and learning through movement contributes to the development of both moral and intellectual thinking.

WHEN LOOKING FOR A SPORT COMMUNITY...

Why Forge Fencing?

We offer a comprehensive and dynamic approach to the sport that caters to a wide range of interests and skill levels. 

  • Expert Coaching: Forge is led by professional, accredited fencing coaches with international experience and all staff are SafeSport certified, ensuring high-quality training and safety.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: We boast one of the best facilities in the United States with 16 full-size grounded strips, providing an exceptional environment for training and competitions.
  • Inclusive Community: We welcome individuals from ages 7 to 80+, creating a supportive and diverse community for all levels of participation.
  • Flexible Membership Options: We offer various membership plans to suit different needs, including options for competitive training, recreational fencing, and supporting members.
  • Variety of Programs: We provide classes and camps for all three Olympic-style weapons (foil, epee, and saber) as well as individual and group lessons, catering to different preferences and goals.
  • Competitive Success: Forge Fencing has a history of national recognition and success in competitions, fostering an environment for both recreational and competitive fencers to thrive.
  • Convenient Location and Hours: Located in downtown Durham, NC, with extensive operating hours to accommodate different schedules.

Recent Reviews...

"Our son first went to Forge Fencing for a fun after-school activity, but he found expert coaches he loved, a supportive community he became a part of, and now a long term passion for an exciting sport that he continues to grow in."

Ami N.

"Being a member has provided an opportunity to learn a terrific sport, meet great people, and to be a part of a wonderful community."

Vickie M.

Recent Reviews...

"Our son first went to Forge Fencing for a fun after-school activity, but he found expert coaches he loved, a supportive community he became a part of, and now a long term passion for an exciting sport that he continues to grow in."

Ami N.

"Being a member has provided an opportunity to learn a terrific sport, meet great people, and to be a part of a wonderful community."

Vickie M.

Meet the Team

We’re a talented group of coaches who are passionate about our sport, and seek to provide the tools and environment necessary for each fencer to achieve their potential. Our professional coaching team holds accreditations from USA Fencing, United States Fencing Coaches Association, and are all SafeSport certified.

Blog

Check out our blog for insightful articles, expert tips, and the latest news in the world of fencing.

Store

Discover the Forge Fencing Pro-Shop for top-quality gear and branded merchandise.

Calendar

Stay up to date with the latest events, classes, and competitions by exploring the Forge Fencing calendar.

Meet the Team

We’re a talented group of coaches who are passionate about our sport, and seek to provide the tools and environment necessary for each fencer to achieve their potential. Our professional coaching team holds accreditations from USA Fencing, United States Fencing Coaches Association, and are all SafeSport certified.

Blog

Check out our blog for insightful articles, expert tips, and the latest news in the world of fencing.

Store

Discover the Forge Fencing Pro-Shop for top-quality gear and branded merchandise.

Calendar

Stay up to date with the latest events, classes, and competitions by exploring the Forge Fencing calendar.

Contact 

You can call us at 919-800-7886 or email us at info@forgefencing.com.

For more information and other ways of getting in touch, visit our contact page

Location

We are conveniently located in downtown Durham at:
610 North Duke Street
Durham, NC 27701

Call 919-800-7886 if you need any help.

Ready to Get Started?

Our skilled coaches make it easy to get started fencing. We create a welcoming, fun, and supportive environment to begin exploring the foil, epee, and saber.

  • Programs for both youth and teens & adult
  • Multiple levels of class progression available
  • Unlimited group classes to explore all three Olympic-style weapons
  • Month-to-month membership - no annual contract
  • No experience or equipment required to start
  • 10-day free trial available