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Swordplay as a Sport

Cutting Edge Fencing Center teaches the Olympic Sport of Sabre Fencing with an emphasis on long-term, whole athlete development - for athletes of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels.

1 July 2021

 

Hello SabreCats,

It is with a profound mixture of joy and sadness that we send you this message today. Joy because Maestro David has accepted an offer to lead the Sabre program at the Atlantic Fencing Academy in New Jersey. It’s an exciting position with new professional challenges and an opportunity to find some financial stability after the struggles of the COVID pandemic.

And sadness because we will say goodbye to our SabreCat family. We have weathered so much together—changing club locations, the pandemic, and have developed new methods of training that sustained us during that challenging time. We are so grateful and appreciative of everyone who came through the pandemic with us and also for those who have joined us recently. You have kept the SabreCat spirit alive; thanks to you it will never be completely extinguished.

There will be no classes during Summer Nationals July 5 - July 12 (like all “normal” summers). The online calendar has been updated to reflect that. We will have regular class offerings on July 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, and 22. If you have classes you have paid for and won’t be able to use by then, we will be giving prorated refunds on the class packages remaining after July 22nd.

Once you have used up your current class packs, don't worry about purchasing refills. Just come on in and get in one last practice with us.

It is hard to say goodbye to you; change is never easy. But we hope that you look back on your time at CEFC fondly in the years to come. As we go our separate ways, we will hold thoughts of you forever in our hearts. You have been a wonderful part of our lives and we hope we have been a positive light in yours.

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Who We Are

We are a community of athletes, parents and coaches: centered on the whole athlete, nurturing of diversity, focused on life-long personal development, striving for competitive success.

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What We Do

What We Do

We serve everyone in community on the Tarrant County side of the DFW Metroplex: teaching the Olympic Sport of Sabre Fencing and competing at the Local, Regional, and National levels.

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How We Do It

We offer group classes, athletic training, and private lessons with a clear and consistent curriculum, and community building events for both our members and external groups.

An athlete-centered approach to fencing utilizing recognized principles and best practices

Cutting Edge Fencing uses a comprehensive skill development and training system for the training of athletes in the Olympic Sport of Sabre Fencing. It is an athlete-centered educational experience guided by Long-Term Athlete Development principles. Cutting Edge Fencing was the first fencing club in our region to embrace wholeheartedly the athlete-centered best practices espoused by the American Development Model. Our entire coaching staff is certified by the United States Fencing Coaches Association, and regularly participate in continuing education.

Our community of athletes is collectively known as the SabreCats, and our motto "Dare to Dream Greatly" reminds us that every day, we are taking steps to bring out the greatness that lies within all of us. Together, we are stronger than any of us individually and we constantly seek to improve both ourselves and the people around us.    

Our athletes participate at all levels of the sport (including National Champions at the individual and team level). We welcome all people, no matter their background or level.

 

Haven't fenced before?  Every single one of us was a beginner at one point!

Ready to excel? We know how to push you to limits you've only dreamed of. 

 

Our goal is for you to have an exceptional experience and to enjoy the sport of fencing on a life-long basis. 

Upcoming Class Schedule

Dec 11 - Dec 17

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Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Revised January 2021

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At Cutting Edge Fencing, we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate, support, and nurture differences for the benefit of all in our community. Our mission is to bring the Olympic Sport of Fencing to as many people as we can in Tarrant County and to serve our members' needs as whole people. To do that well, we have to be committed to including perspectives that vary by a broad set of measures, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, educational background, marital and family status, neurodiversity, economic resources, national origin, physical capacity, previous athletic experience, and competitive fencing level. 

 

Cutting Edge Fencing will not tolerate discrimination based upon the above factors, any social identity category, or personal defining characteristic on the part of its staff, members, contractors, venue partners, spectators, or supporters. 

 

Cutting Edge Fencing will allocate resources to fostering equitable and inclusive participation for all athletes as well as growth opportunities for participants from diverse backgrounds.

 

Put simply, if you want to fence, it doesn’t matter who you are, you have a place with the SabreCats.