The Olympic Sport of Fencing in Tarrant County!
About the Club
Serving the Tarrant County side of the DFW Metroplex since 2004.
CEFC is dedicated to teaching the sport of fencing to persons of all ages and backgrounds. From the true beginner to the competitive athlete, we strive to serve everyone with equal parts integrity, skill and attention. We offer group instruction and private lessons in the sport of fencing for ages 8 and up with special programs for Homeschool and after school youth, recreational fencers and competitive athletes.
Cutting Edge Fencing Center focuses on the ethical and sportsmanlike pursuit of the art and sport of Fencing. At CEFC, we train and compete with the fencing weapon known as the sabre. We offer group and individual fencing lessons in an exciting fencing club environment. Our family of fencers comes from all across the western part of the Dallas - Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex, including North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Saginaw, Watuga, Richland Hills, Hurst, Bedford, Haltom City, Euless, Arlington.
About the Instructors
USFCA, AAI - Head Coach
Gold Classes & Elite Instruction
Coach David started Cutting Edge Fencing in 2003. He is an accredited professional-level fencing instructor by the United States Fencing Coaches Association and the Academie d'Armes Internationale, certified as a Prevot d'Armes.
He has been involved in the sport since 1993, has been an active member of the North Texas Division fencing community for many years. Read More... He has also worked as assistant coach at several local fencing clubs and taught at community recreation centers throughout the area. In addition to coaching, he is a nationally-ranked referee and can be often found working at local, regional and national tournaments when not in conflict with his coaching duties.
Coach David also has a Master's Degree in Biology from UT Southwestern Medical Center and is an Adjunct Professor at Tarrant County College.
USFCA, AAI - Assistant Coach
Bronze & Silver Classes, Individual Instruction
Coach Jon joined the Cutting Edge Fencing staff in 2010. He is certified as a Moniteur d'Arms by the United States Fencing Coaches Association and the Academie d'Armes Internationale. A fencing competitor since his early teen years, his extensive fencing experience has assisted with the expansion of programs at Cutting Edge.
Coach Jon has a Master's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas in Denton and is an Adjunct Professor at Tarrant County College.
Outreach Programs & Athlete Affairs
Coach Kate has been managing our Learn-to-Fence Camps and outreach programs since 2007. She has been fencing since 2004. Her status as an active national and regional competitor ensures that the athlete's perspective is well-represented in the management of Cutting Edge Fencing.
Coach Kate teaches French in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD.
The Gold-Star Program consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each level entails a series of month-long
modules teaching different skills. Each of the modules in a level is independent of the others, and so
a skill level can be entered at any month of the year. At the end of each month, a short skills test is given.
Skill-level instruction normally occurs once per week in an hour long group class (some students choose to supplement with private lessons, or to pursue only private instruction). Additionally, training classes that focus on conditioning and athletic performance are available each week. Open Bouting allows for students to work on sparring techniques.
Our Elite Program is designed for students who are interested in competitive fencing on the Regional
and National Level. Students in the Elite Program participate in skill-level group instruction and training
classes, as well as receive private instruction from our coaching staff.
Individual Private Lessons are also available, by appointment.
You are invited to join:
Our Competitive Training Team
- CEFC Team Camaraderie.
- Special Team shirt.
- Special Team outings.
- Priority Scheduling on time for lessons.
- Picture on team wall.
- Passed all Bronze-level Modules, Bronze-level exam and a minimum of 3 Silver-level Modules.
- Attend a minimum of one strength and conditioning session and skills class per week.
- Participate in a minimum of 1.5 hours a week of Open Bouting.
- Arrange for lessons with CEFC staff at either the Star-Plus, Star-Premium or individual levels.
- Compete in a minimum of one USA Fencing sanctioned fencing tournament every six weeks.
The only extra cost to join is sweat and hard work!
Talk to Coach Sierra to sign up.
We offer a full line of fencing equipment for our members' needs. Please see the Pro Shop
or pick up a brochure at the center!
All equipment is provided for beginning-level students. After 4 months of enrollment, a student should either purchase their own equipment or pay a small monthly rental fee.