Memphis Fencers

This is the official page for The Memphis Fencers! The Memphis Fencers is a group of people who practice the Olympic sport of Fencing.

Boys and girls, men and women ages 7 and up - we focus on teaching you how to fence and then working with you to develop your fencing abilities. Many of our fencers are ranked within the state of Tennessee and have competed at several National competitions.

Operating as usual

Photos from Memphis Fencers's post 01/29/2022

Kudos to Paula Crow for completing her first fencing competition! More to come!


Congratulations to Charlie Herring (L) and Chris Flood (R) for winning medals in the 1/22/22 Winter Open at MUS! Charlie Herring took 2nd while Chris Flood tied for 3rd in Epee! Way to go!!!


Paul Folkerts, about to dust them down in LA, at the 2021 Nat Junior Olympic fencing qualifiers for the Ark-La-Miss division!


Congratulations to Collierville Arts Academy/Memphis Fencer Paul Folkerts! He sojourned down to Shreveport LA over the weekend to compete in the 2022 Fencing Junior Olympic Qualifiers for his division (Ark-LA-Miss) in Foil AND Epee!

We are proud to share that Paul took THIRD PLACE in Junior Epee (qualifying him to go to the JOs) AND captured FIRST PLACE in Junior Foil (ALSO qualifying him to go compete at the JOs)!!

The 2022 Junior Olympic Championships in Fencing will be held Feb 18-21 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Way to go, Paul!!!

Photos from Collierville Arts Academy's post 10/28/2021

Photos from Collierville Arts Academy's post

Photos from Memphis Fencers's post 09/26/2021

Alright, alright! The first local tournament we’ve had in AGES and two of our fencers take SECOND PLACE! One (Devery) was in his first competition! Ben is a seasoned fencer but hasn’t been able to train like normal due to many many external factors. But they both hunkered down and did what Memphis Fencers do really well - WIN! Congratulations guys! More to come!!


If you’re interested in fencing and have always wondered what it was like: come take our Learn to Fence intro class offered every Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at Collierville Arts Academy. Visit for details. Or text Coach Tom at 901-258-1075!



Photos from St. Louis Fencers Club's post 03/23/2021

Photos from St. Louis Fencers Club's post


A Brief History of the French Scool, Part II

Order Collierville Arts Boutique eGift Cards 12/18/2020

Order Collierville Arts Boutique eGift Cards

Want to give a really unusual gift this year? Give the gift of FENCING! Everyone's fascinated with it - "I've always wanted to try that!" - SO - be the person who gives that remarkably unique gift this year - a "Learn to Fence" Gift Certificate!

For only $50, we can work with anyone ages 8 and up to introduce them to the Olympic sport of Fencing! All equipment provided. Small (really small!) class sizes (usually one-on-one!).

And, of course, we ALWAYS wear masks and stay 6' apart - it's in the RULES! :P

ANYway, please consider purchasing an eGift Card for a Learn to Fence class with us in the New Year!

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Happy 80th birthday to Bruce Lee, one of the most famous fencers in the world.


Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day, fencers!




Fencers can get athletic scholarships too! Congrats Alexis!

Congratulations to MCFC fencer, Alexis Enderle, who signed a fencing scholarship today to Tufts University! We’re very proud of Alexis and excited for her journey as a Jumbo! Watch her virtual signing day ceremony here (Alexis starts at 1:18):

Timeline photos 04/21/2020

Timeline photos

During the quarantine, when you’re training hard, alone in your room, in your basement, in your garage, and nobody is watching, this is the hardest thing to do. But you’ll be better off for it because champions are made when nobody’s watching.


Happy Easter, Fencers!

Happy Easter, fencers!


Fencers! It was good to see your faces (even if only at 90 x 90 resolution) tonight!

Thanks for participating in the test Zoom Fencing training session. It was a good start and I know a couple things to make the experience better next time.

Look for an email link about Mon/Wed class!



Specifics, for those of you who like to measure these things.

Martial Arts and Fencing Videos 03/22/2020

Martial Arts and Fencing Videos

Fencers! I have some workouts posted on my website for you to watch and work through during this at-home break from regular in-person training!
Visit to download my sessions and start getting a daily stretch and footwork workout!

Martial Arts and Fencing Videos Martial arts and fencing videos with Sensei/Coach Tom!


Who’s up for it?

Nailed it...

Photos from Martinez Academy of Arms's post 03/09/2020

Photos from Martinez Academy of Arms's post


Fencing with an umbrella versus a cane. One fencer is lunging while the other is parrying in second. Unusual French photograph, from around the turn of the century.


Rare photographic depiction of fencing (or posing in fencing positions) with basket-hilted broadswords. "Messrs. Callander and Alexander fencing," 78th Highlanders, ca. 1868-1869.

Photos from Music City Fencing Club's post 02/23/2020

Hey guys this is our TN Div Head! He’s great! Visit his super cool fencing school in Nashville whenever you get the chance!


Book trailer - "Irish Swordsmanship: Fencing and Dueling in Ei...


Boys demonstrate singlestick technique in 1895. Wicker fencing masks can be seen on the floor.

Photos from Memphis Fencers's post 02/16/2020

Congrats to Paul Folkerts (C20) of the Memphis Fencers who has been fencing at the 2020 US Fencing Nat Junior Olympics! He fenced in the Cadet Men's Epee on Friday and the Junior Men's Epee event today! In Juniors, he came 3-3 out of the pools and fenced his first DE in the table of 256, losing 15-6 to the 53rd seed (out of 394)! Some REAL tough competition at these events: WAY TO GO PAUL!!

Videos (show all)

The Junior Olympics in Fencing are IN TOWN!!
Fencing in the Matrix!
Epee Action - Peter Wetzel in PreNCAA Regionals 2016
Peter Wetzel - Epee Action Pre-NCAA Regionals 1
Alex Knowles (R) fencing at GA Fencing Academy in Marietta, GA.
2016 Midwest Fencing Conference - Jake Doan in Foil Action!
Jake Doan Fencing in 2016 Midwest Fencing Conf Foil Team Bouts
Wetzel Finish 2016 ACC Team Epee with a Victory!
Final Touches- Knowles vs Oliverius March 2015
St Michael's Cup 2006
Bland vs Wetzel - Final Point




1990 W. Poplar Avenue, Ste 105
Collierville, TN

Opening Hours

Monday 7pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 7pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 6:15pm - 7:30pm
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