The Priority on Youth Tournament (POY) Series continues! The second event January 27th & 28th saw Forge Fencing hosting 46 athletes from 5 different clubs from across North Carolina competing in all three weapons. Apex Fencing Academy referees and to Forge Teams Teen Leaders for sharing their time and expertise. Full results…

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14 Forge athletes traveled to National Harbor, Maryland over the weekend to compete in what is billed as the “World’s Largest Youth Fencing Tournament.” This was the 14th iteration of this perennial event, and the Forge Team trekked up to compete in youth foil, epeé, and saber, and in regional cadet events for epeé and saber.

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Forge Fencing represented at the January North American Cup (NAC) in San Jose, CA this past weekend. Veteran fencers (adult fencers ages 40 and up) took the stage in all three weapons throughout the weekend along with Senior (ages 13 and above) team members.

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Forge welcomed 398 competing athletes from Region 6 of USA Fencing over the weekend of October 14th & 15th, 2023. The event had a total of 233 foil entries, 218 epee entries, 245 saber entries and included 16 events representing all three Olympic-style fencing weapons in the categories of Y8, Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior events.

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Forge Fencing will have 32 fencers competing in 16 events across 2 days this weekend at the Bull City RYC/RJCC/Y8 the weekend of October 14th & 15th, 2023. This USA Regional Qualification event will take place at the Leroy T. Walker Physical Education and Recreation Complex on the North Carolina Central University campus.

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Forge Fencing, a local leading fencing organization, is thrilled to announce the Bull City Y8 – RYC – RJCC fencing tournament will be held at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a distinguished Historically Black College or University (HBCU). This historic event marks a pivotal moment in USA Fencing, as it is the first regional fencing tournament to take place on the campus of an HBCU.

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Forge is pleased to share national recognition of Forge members’ accomplishments from 2022-2023 season.

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Forge Fencing Teams competes at the 2023 Summer Nationals in Phoenix, AZ!

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Forge Fencing Academy concluded its first season of the re-launched Priority on Youth Tournament Series on June 3rd and 4th. Athletes from across North Carolina came to Durham to compete in Foil, Epee, and Saber in a variety of age categories. This event was the fifth in a series of events designed to promote youth fencing development in NC. The finalé event featured 48 athletes representing 4 different clubs from across the state. Checkout our photo album here!

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Five decades of the UNC Fencing and the North Carolina fencing community mourn as news of the death of former UNC Coach Ron Miller spreads. USA Fencing announced Miller’s passing on June 5th, 2023.

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Congratulations to the five athletes representing North Carolina and FORGE in the Junior Olympic Championships in Denver, Colorado, February 17-20, 2023. More information about the tournament, including live weekend results, can be

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Forge Fencing Academy & Club is proud to announce the 2023 Ryder Cup Memorial RJCC, featuring Cadet and Junior Region 6 USA Fencing qualifying events for both Epee and Saber, February 4th and 5th at 610 N. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701.

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We just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU.

As we approach our one year anniversary of opening this marvelous, dedicated fencing facility, we know we wouldn’t be here without you.

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Priority on Youth #2 over the weekend of December 3rd and 4th continued to show success for the athletes, parents, and coaches. Forge Fencing hosted 74 athletes from 7 different North Carolina Clubs ranging from Boone to Fayetteville.

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Coach Jeff Kallio is forming a coach education study group for fencing coaches in NC, and surrounding states. Goals include: obtaining the basic certification with the United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA), improving your coaching skills, and networking within Region 6 to heighten and strengthen USA Fencing in our area.

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After a two season hiatus, the Priority on Youth Tournament (POY) Series is back! For the first event Forge Fencing hosted 47 athletes from 6 different clubs from across North Carolina. 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.

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Now is a great time to reflect on the purpose of competition as we host our first Priority On Youth event of the season. I’d Iike to offer responses to questions parents commonly ask when considering signing their child up for their first local competition or heading out on the road to their first travel event.

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With excitement, Forge Fencing announces the return of the Big Blue, a local USA Fencing-sanctioned open event for all Olympic fencing weapons and Y-12 events for youth fencers.  The Big Blue was established in 2008 and was last hosted by Mid-South Fencers’ Club in September of 2019. 

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Ten members of Forge Fencing are headed for Minneapolis to compete in USA Fencing’s annual National Championships, the largest fencing tournament in the world. The team has been working hard all season to prepare for this event. Our fencers have been training in Forge’s new facility for the past five months and have been making good use of the space. Here is a highlight of some of our team members who will be competing:

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Forge Fencing Academy & Club salutes our 2022 class of High School Seniors. We are extremely proud of the resilience, determination, and hard work of these outstanding young adults. Over four years of high school — which included a global pandemic — they fenced hard in person at four different club sites and on Zoom, supported their teammates at practice and competitions, and kept up their studies. Congratulations to the Class of ’22 as they head off into the collegiate world!

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What is happening at Forge this summer? Find out here.

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