The sword is the axis of the world and it's power is absolute.
-Charles de Gaulle
Fencing For All
It's not just our web name... it's our motto.
Fencers of all ages and levels of skill are welcome.
Our current membership is comprised of fencers of all ages.
Capital District Fencing School (CDFS) was founded in April 2005 by Coach L. Mark Dolata with the basic premise of "Fencing For All". One of the truly phenomenal aspects of fencing is that it attracts both male and female participants of all ages and all walks of life.
Our objective is to popularize fencing at the grassroots level by providing individual and group instruction for both the recreational and competitive fencer.
Our club has an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. Top quality instruction is available in a group setting, through private lessons, or a combination of both.
CDFS sponsors training camps throughout the fencing season with guest instructors from outside clubs. These camps are intended to strengthen the abilities of all our fencers, and to prepare our competitive fencers for upcoming tournaments.
About the Sport
Fencing is one of the oldest Olympic sport disciplines.
The United States Fencing Association (USFA) oversees this sport. The international governing body is FIE (Federation Internationale d’Escrime).
Fencing is a sport that gets scholarships to colleges and
universities such as Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, Yale, Tufts, Wellesley, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, Rutgers, Princeton, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Stanford and many more.