Special Events

Tournaments, Leadership, and Visiting Experts

Forge Fencing 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.

  • We host tournaments for various age groups, including youth (Y-10, Y-12, Y-14).
  • We offer competitive opportunities for intermediate level through nationally competitive fencers ages 16 and up.
  • We provide a platform for teen leadership development with meetings and discussions on relevant topics 
  • We encourage community: Join a supportive fencing community that fosters camaraderie and growth

Excellent site for tournaments with an extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff and coaches.

Mark Copeland

Priority on Youth

Priority on Youth Tournament (POY) Series

This is the longest running youth fencing tournament series in North Carolina, first launched by Mid-South Fencers’ Club in 2007 as a development path for saber fencers. POY has evolved into supporting all youth Olympic fencing weapons. The growth and development also extends to training coaches, referees, armorers, and tournament operations staff.


This season’s upcoming dates:

Y-10, Y-12 and Y-14 Register for the Priority on Youth Finalé on June 15-16th

Prize Table and Pizza Party on Sunday, June 16th at 5:00pm!

Forge Fight Club

Competitive Bouting For Intermediate to Advanced Fencers

Forge Fight Club is designed to provide a fun and challenging competitive bouting experience for intermediate to advanced fencers to get a LOT of bouts against a wide array of fencers

Forge Fight Club! Foil & Épée Edition #5

Sunday, June 23rd, 1:00-4:00pm

Join Forge for this edition of our competitive bouting experience for intermediate to advanced foil and épée fencers aged 16 and up.

Forge Teen Leadership

Forge Fosters Community and Leadership

We encourage community, with a supportive fencing community that fosters camaraderie and growth. This includes our Teen Leadership Forum, where we provide a platform for teen leadership development with meetings and discussions on relevant topics in life and sport.

Teen Leadership Meeting & Senior Salute


Saturday, June 8th, 4:00-6:00pm

Celebrate our graduating seniors and award winners, eat great snacks, and plan for the next year! Senior parents welcome.

The Big Blue

August 24th-25th

The Big Blue is BACK! Our annual tournament hosted @ Forge Fencing is known as the “season starter” for NC fencers, and collegiate athletes. Outstanding referees, awesome prizes, and great fencing. Y12/Mixed Open/Women’s events in foil, épée, & saber and Div3 Saber!

Priority on Youth

Priority on Youth Tournament (POY) Series

This is the longest running youth fencing tournament series in North Carolina, first launched by Mid-South Fencers’ Club in 2007 as a development path for saber fencers. POY has evolved into supporting all youth Olympic fencing weapons. The growth and development also extends to training coaches, referees, armorers, and tournament operations staff.

This season’s upcoming dates:

Y-10, Y-12 and Y-14 Register for the Priority on Youth Finalé on June 15-16th

Prize Table and Pizza Party on Sunday, June 16th at 5:00pm!


Forge Fight Club

Competitive Bouting For Intermediate to Advanced Fencers

Forge Fight Club is designed to provide a fun and challenging competitive bouting experience for intermediate to advanced fencers to get a LOT of bouts against a wide array of fencers.

Forge Fight Club! Foil & Épée Edition #5

Sunday, June 23rd, 1:00-4:00pm

Join Forge for this edition of our competitive bouting experience for intermediate to advanced foil and épée fencers aged 16 and up.


Forge Teen Leadership

Forge Fosters Community and Leadership

We encourage community, with a supportive fencing community that fosters camaraderie and growth. This includes our Teen Leadership Forum, where we provide a platform for teen leadership development with meetings and discussions on relevant topics in life and sport.

Teen Leadership Meeting & Senior Salute

Saturday, June 8th, 4:00-6:00pm

Celebrate our graduating seniors and award winners, eat great snacks, and plan for the next year! Senior parents welcome.


The Big Blue

August 24th-25th

The Big Blue is BACK! Our annual tournament hosted @ Forge Fencing is known as the “season starter” for NC fencers, and collegiate athletes. Outstanding referees, awesome prizes, and great fencing. Y12/Mixed Open/Women’s events in foil, épée, & saber and Div3 Saber!

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