The Premier Fencing Academy in the washington d.c. Area
10310-A Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030
Help Our Coaches
This ongoing situation has affected our coaches deeply. Anything you can donate to help our coaches and their families make it through this trying time is greatly appreciated! The Go fund me link is below and goes directly to the coaches. Thank you from the FSA Family!
In moments of widespread fear of pandemic and misunderstanding, the best course of action is to stay calm and make intelligent choices. That is what FSA is working to do here. The spread of the coronavirus is on the top of the minds of everyone. Even before this virus came about, FSA has and is taking many precautions to ensure minimizing risk to of our members and our staff as much as possible.
FSA has had and has hand sanitizer throughout the fencing hall and other shared areas. In addition there have been and currently are plenty of Lysol spray cans and Clorox wipes in the fencing hall being used during class time. In addition, for the time being, FSA will assign one coach to ensure frequent hand washing. FSA will continue to teach classes as scheduled. FSA will offer camps currently envisioned from 9 AM to 3 PM with early drop off and late pick up available. Please, let us know if you are interested. These additional camps will be open to FSA fencers only and firm dates will be send to you later today.
Social distancing We have provided a set of guidelines that instruct our coaches to follow a specific set of procedures to ensure that distancing between any two students is kept to at least 3 feet between students whenever possible. This is feasible most of the time in fencing as it is already a no-contact individual sport. This is patently different than many other sports, which necessarily have physical contact as part of the practice of their sport. You cannot have a wrestling match without touching.Tennis is an example of another sport that can be no contact. Some of our most important procedures are:
No handshakes or other physical contact during class between students or coaches.
Fencers must wash hands before class.Coaches will explicitly send fencers to wash their hands during every significant break, such as the time to change the gear or to start the class.
In every class, coaches will divide the class into small groups that first will be sent to wash their hands and then gear up.
Anyone showing any sign of sickness will be immediately sent home
Coaches and staff have been advised of additional precautions.
Also, every day we spend more a significant effort in each location thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing every contact surface – from doorknobs, restrooms, tables, and other areas. This is a very important step and one that we are putting a lot of manpower into.
While you are out shopping for those emergency supplies, keep in mind: It is not just the fencing club that plays a part in keeping everyone safe of course, as fencing families are important participants and allies. We are asking that the fencing families in our club take some actions as well, in the effort to keep everyone safe.
Keep personal hygiene in mind. Hand washing is critical!
Parents, please be mindful when you bring your children.
Parents who do enter the club are asked to wash their hands as soon as they enter.
Make sure you bring your own gear. We can order anything for you if you are missing something.
Some of these precautions are small, and some of them are significant. Washing hands and keeping distance are the two corner stones of staying healthy. Those two things are what the health officials are asking us to do, and we find these to be the best ways to go about doing those things! If you have any other suggestions, please let us know. We expect to have further updates to share as things progress, and we will of course share whatever we know about cancellations of tournaments. We are trying our hardest to keep everyone safe. The health and well being of our fencing families is our number one priority! This includes concern for the mind set created by fear and what it can do in the long run to our children. Stay safe and happy fencing!
Summer Nationals Camp Cost: $500/$120 per day Regular Camps Cost: $240 per week
Early drop off/Late pick up $15/hour (ea)
Due to dietary sensitivities, children are asked to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. A selection of menus from close by eateries with a variety of lunch options will be supplied. FSA will pick up lunch orders for fencers when notified by email at least 30 minutes before picking up. Please, contact me with any questions.
Fine tune your skills in preparation for competition! Weekend Mini Camp for Advanced Fencers Rated C or Better When: Saturday February 8th & Sunday February 9th Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Cost: $180/$100 per day Please inquire at FencingToday@gmail.com
Please inquire at FencingToday@gmail.com Connie Schreiber Executive Director 571-277-8040 Camp registration forms are available in the office or can be downloaded by clicking on the button and emailed
Recent Medalists Fencing Sports Academy fencers have amassed an impressive amount of medals recently!
Fairfax Challenge FSA had 88 entries in the tournament and returned with 30 medals. 7 Gold, 2 Silver, 10 Bronze, and 11 Top 8 Medals.
WJLA's Good Morning Washington With Kidd O'Shea Visits Fencing Sports Academy Click Here to Watch the Video
Fencing Sports Academy is Ranked 9th Among 342 Fencing Clubs in the USA and Canada
It's official, Fencing Sports Academy is a force to be reckoned with on the national scene in youth fencing. According to the National Fencing Club Rankings organization's official count of medals captured in national youth competitions in 2017-2018 season, FSA ranked 9th out of 342 clubs in the USA and Canada, capturing a total of 25 medals, but shared the lead in the number of Gold Medals won. No other club in the VA/MD/DC area came even close. Train with the best at FSA.
Fencing Sports Academy Dominates the Podium in Foil and Epee at the 2018 Capitol Clash in Washington, D.C. Our fantastic youth fencers captured 11 medals in Foil and Epee, which is more than what any other club in the North America achieved at the competition.