1 July 2021
It is with a profound sadness that we send you this message today. As much as we wish otherwise, the COVID pandemic has taken another casualty - our beloved fencing center. Our coaching staff is moving away and our athletes are finding new homes
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.
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.
We are keeping this website active, because who knows what the future will bring. In addition, it plays host to the exceptional SabreCoachKate Blog that has so much valuable information. It is kept alive for posterity.
Go Forth and Dare to Dream Greatly
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.
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 community participates 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.
Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
Revised January 2021
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 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.