Why Forge Fencing?

When looking for a sport community - Why Choose Forge Fencing?

We understand that fencing is more than just a sport; it's a passion that requires dedication, skill, and the right environment to flourish. So, whether a beginner or an expert, here are some reasons Forge Fencing stands out as the premier choice for anyone in Durham or the Triangle region.

My daughters have been fencing at Forge since 2021 when they were 9 & 8 years old and have loved every minute of it! We value and appreciate the culture they have fostered and their coaching philosophy. The children are treated well, without putting inappropriate levels of pressure and the coaches know my children and how they approach/react to situations. Most importantly, they look at the child as a whole person and not just a fencer.

I absolutely love it when I see kids finishing their homework at Forge before fencing begins & also helping each other with it.

Being a mom of two daughters, I also value the presence of strong women role models – coaches & older student-athletes, and the efforts being put into uplifting women fencers (and fill in the blanks here).

We are so glad to have found this community and be a part of the “Forge Family."

Avani Pendse

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.

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.

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