Maryland Fencing Club

Instruction in the Olympic sport of fencing.

Maryland Fencing Club provides instruction and training in the Olympic sport of fencing for ages 7 through adult. We offer group and private lessons for brand new beginners and experienced competitors. We are conveniently located 15 minutes north of White Marsh, just off I-95 exit 77B, 1 mile north of Wegman's, next to Rita's.

[07/04/19]   Happy Independence Day! The club is closed today. This weekend we will be open with our normal schedule.

Congratulations to Ben Golczewski who competed in his first national tournament today, the Cadet Men’s Epee Challenge. He won 2 of 6 pool bouts to make the top 80% cut and get into the DE tableau, and went toe-to-toe with his higher seeded opponent, losing by only 1 touch, 15-14. That’s a great run for a first national tournament. Good job, Ben!

At Summer Nationals I had the privilege of chatting with E. Kaidanov, the legendary PSU coach (now retired) about coaching and general training clinics. Recently he and his son hosted one in Virginia. Hopefully there will be another one in the coming season.

Jack (left) scores in a pool bout in Junior Epee at the Summer National Championships. He is fencing in 4 events: Div 1, Div 1-A, Junior, and Team.

Ishika reffing at Summer Nationals!

Modern Duelist Lotte Bowie fencing in Vet 60 Women’s Epee

Congratulations to Sarah, who fenced Div 1A today. She earned a bye in pools and won her 64 DE 15-12 vs. Y. Pyo (DCFC) to garner 22nd place out of 128.

[06/29/19]   Reminder: The club will be closed today. Good luck to Sarah, Jack, and Ben at Summer Nationals!

Summer Camp 2019

[06/28/19]   Summer camp craft! Our younger fencers had a team competition in the morning, wed by craft time with our neighbors at Made Me Mine! Big thanks to the ladies of Made Me Mine for hosting craft time for our younger summer camp kids.

[06/27/19]   Big thanks to assistant instructor Mr. Ron for coming in to talk to the summer camp kids today about refereeing: rules, procedures, and practices.

[06/26/19]   The summer camp fencers visited our neighbors at Critical Hit Games today and got to play Sushi Go!, Gizmos, King of Tokyo, and Citadel. Big thanks to Critical Hit Games!

Summer Nationals to Break Records in Columbus with 5,400 Competitors

Good luck to our fencers competing this weekend: Sarah Isert (Div 1A Epee), Jack Plumer (Div 1 Epee, Jr Epee, Div 1A Epee), and Ben Golczewski (Cadet Epee)! Columbus, Ohio) – The largest fencing tournament in the world will break records again this summer as the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge comes to the Greater Columbus Convention Center from June 28 – July 7. More than 5,400 competitors from 48 states and 20 nations will co...

[06/25/19]   Big thanks to our summer camp guests: Matt and Bethany from Old Line Historical Swordsmanship for for showing the kids HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts).

Summer camp this week! As always, the first lunch time movie we watch is The Princess Bride.


The revised club ranks and revisions to the ranking system have been published to the club's web site. Congratulations newly promoted Black rank fencers: Jack Plumer and Sarah Isert, and Purple rank fencers: Hunter S. and Ben G. The three basic categories of proficiency in a technique and/or tactic are: Learning able to execute slowly in class/lesson with little or no correction Elementary able to execute at medium speed...

USA Fencing

You can fence your friends as Mario, Luigi, Sonic and more when the Tokyo 2020 Olympic game comes out for the Switch in November.

👀 Trailer:

Senior Epee Open Group A2: 1. Tong (earns A), 2. Tirrell, 3T. Del Castillo (earns B), Isert

Final bout in the Senior Epee Open today, Tirrell vs. Tong.

[05/26/19]   Hoyle Flying Spin Riposte

[05/21/19]   Maryland Fencing Club will close at 8pm Thursday May 23, and it will be closed this Saturday May 24 for the Memorial Day weekend. The club will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday May 28.

Spots are still available for our Summer Fencing Program at McDonogh School July 15-19! Fencing, an Olympic and NCAA sport, is often described as a combination of boxing and chess. Each day will incorporate periods of fencing-specific instruction, drills, and bouting (sparring). Lunch included and some bus service available. All other weeks are sold out! Ages 7 to 14. Call 443-544-7100 or email [email protected].

USA Fencing

Have you registered for Summer Nationals and the July Challenge?

Deadline is Wednesday:


Friday May 17 is the regular price deadline for the Maryland Fencing Club Summer Camp! Why pay extra? We will have instruction and activities for beginners and experienced fencers. Sign up today! Summer Program 2019 will be held June 24 - 28, 9am to 4pm (Tuesday June 18 is the last day of school for Harford County Public Schools). Every day will include physical training, blade skill...

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May 9th- 5:30 pm Rally at 101 S. Hickory and Walk to County Budget Hearing at 202 S. Bond Street.

ASK for a fully funded Board of Education budget.

SHARE the flyer, SIGN UP for updates, PLAN TO ATTEND and bring a friend. HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE! #saveharfordschools

2019 Senior World and Pan American Championship Team Announcement Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Fencing is pleased to announce the selection of the athletes who have been named to compete in the individual events at the 2019 Senior World Championships which will be held from July 15-23 in Budapest, Hungary. The 24 athletes selected for this team also will compe

John Carroll High School 2019 Prom

Jack at the JCHS Prom! John Carroll High School, Class of 2019 Held Their Prom at National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St, Baltimore MD

John Carroll High School 2019 Prom

Paul at the JCHS Prom! John Carroll High School, Class of 2019 Held Their Prom at National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St, Baltimore MD

2019 North Harford High School Senior Prom

Natasha at NHHS Prom! North Harford High School Senior Prom

Big thanks to the Ring Factory Elementary School PTA for inviting us to their Spring Fling event. Lots of RFE students got to try their hand at the electronic target game.

Watch The Fencer online - Prime Video

"The Fencer" movie, a historical drama set in Stalin-era Estonia and Moscow, is now available on Amazon Prime. Fleeing from the Soviet secret police, star Estonian fencer Endel Nelis returns home and takes a job as a children's sports instructor, where he begins to teach the students fencing despite objections from the school. When the children are invited to a tournament in Leningrad, Nelis risks everything...

Aberdeen: High school band wins big at national competition

Congratulations Thomas W! Congratulations to the Aberdeen High School Band for getting first place in all five competitions and categories at the national "Music in the Parks" competition at Six Flags in Atlanta.

The wisdom of the FIE strikes again.

A few weeks ago Nike released the Dream Crazier campaign, one of my favorites to date. I was excited for the commercial to not only air during the Oscars, but to be in the commercial along side some of my fav athletes of all time. The original piece showed me fencing at the Olympics games and my celebration after winning. I was excited for the sport of fencing and opportunity to show athletes of color in non traditional spaces. Unfortunately, the International Fencing Federation (FIE) blocked that from happening. They requested that fencing be removed from the commercial entirely and claimed Nike would need permission from me in order to use my image. Nike pushed back, but in the end, the FIE went ghost and fencing was cut from the commercial.

You’ll be thrown many curve balls in life, things you don’t expect, sometimes even from organizations that should have your back. I believe that everything that is meant for you will never miss you and when God has a plan for you, no one, despite their greatest efforts, can block those blessings from happening.

Though my time on the screen may have been cut for reasons unknown, I’m still here. Here to claim my seat and be a face for a sport that still struggles to be an inclusive space for everyone. My billboard reads BE THE HERO YOU DIDN’T HAVE. There are more than 10 billboards between New York and Los Angeles. This one in Times Square may just be my favorite. I hope every little girl that passes one feels inspired, motivated to become the version of herself and believe that with a bit of hard work and a crazy dream, she can do anything. ⚡️


Coach Muffet McGraw's response to a question about women in sports is 🔥

Veteran Epee top 4 from the tournament we hosted Saturday. Full results:

Proud of Jane winning her first elimination bout in Youth-10 at the Fairfax Challenge RYC!


This summer encourage your children to play with swords! The Maryland Fencing Summer Camp teaches all of the basics of the Olympic sport of fencing: how to stand, move, attack, and defend, as well as rules and scoring. No equipment purchase needed. Full and half day rates available. June 24-28, 9am - 4pm. Located in Abingdon, Maryland, 10 minutes north of White Marsh.

FIE Swordplay

Woah. Easy Maggie.

#FIEswordplay #Fencing #TheSimpsons

Results from today’s Senior Epee E tournament have been posted. Thank to everyone who participated.

Congratulations to Jack Plumer for placing 6th out of 69 today in Senior Men's Epee at the Premier Challenge ROC, earning his A classification! Way to go, Jack!!

[02/20/19]   🥶Maryland Fencing Club will be closed today due to inclement weather.🥶

Our neighbors at Rita's Ice will be opening for their season this weekend. They have asked us for help with parking. When you park to attend the Saturday 12pm workout or any of our weekend afternoon tournaments, please consider leaving the spaces which face the Rita's front windows to the Rita's customers. This picture is a snapshot of the parking lot highlighting those spaces. Thank you!

European Fencing Confederation

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May the force be with you 🤺 #fencing #escrime #esgrima #fechten #scherma #mondaymotivation

Watch Attack it, Lightning! Season 1 - Prime Video

If you have Amazon Prime, this is a fun watch. It's a fencing-themed Chinese teen drama with English subtitles. Could unknown family secrets break apart a close friendship? Zhao Yi Hong (Chen Ya An) grew up in a family of fencing athletes and she is determined to make her mark in the sport also. Leng Zi Feng (Jiang Jin Fu) is a rising star in boxing, but when he meets Yi Hong, he decides to change his career....

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