At the Atlanta Fencers’ Club, we’re proud to share our passion for fencing with students of all ages in all three weapons. We often receive some common questions about the sport we teach:

What weapons are used in fencing?

Modern competitive fencing is divided into three separate sport weapons: the foil, the epee and the sabre. The object of all weapons is to hit your opponent before they hit you, but rules vary by weapon. We teach all three weapons at AFC, with group classes in foil and epee. Weapons are designed specifically for fencing and are very safe. For students new to the sport, we can help them choose the weapon that fits them best. 

How old do you need to be to fence?

Fencing is a  sport that almost anyone can do, from children up to seniors. At AFC, we have students from age 5 to 85 and provide fencing gear to fencers of all ages. We have a large number of youth fencers, as well as teen, adult and senior fencers. 

How do I get started? 

Contact AFC Maestro Gene Gettler to visit the club, sign up for a class or lesson. We're always happy to share our sport and welcome new fencers — from people just starting out to advanced fencers seeking a new place to train.