Founded in 1989 by Mark and Lara Masters, is dedicated to teaching the art of fencing to students between the ages of 8-80. Since its founding, the Fencing Academy of Philadelphia has produced 3 world champions, numerous national champions, senior, junior and cadet world team members, countless NCAA All-Americans, hobbyists, and more.
More than the physical attributes of speed, power, strength, balance, agility and endurance, fencing training enhances mental skills: concentration, determination, tactical thinking, pattern analysis, decision making and the courage to act; all of these are developed during training and under competitive pressure. A fencer is not just a physical athlete; speed and strength mean little if you don’t choose the correct moment to act.
A less physically gifted fencer can defeat a bigger, stronger opponent with superior tactical thinking. FAP’s training program is designed to systematically develop all the necessary qualities for a beginner to become a champion: in life and fencing.
All of our coaches are certified in teaching the sport of fencing, not by just the national governing body, but also the national coaching association of fencing.
We have classes for adults & children ages 8-80
You can also take private lessons, participate in open bouting and summer camps –we even do special events — have your birthday party here!