THE club for fencing lessons in
St. Louis, Belleville, Collinsville,
Columbia, Fairview Heights,
and the entire Metro East.

Group Classes, Individual Lessons, Club Fencing, Distance Learning

We invite you to visit our next practice. If you want, we'll suit you up and give you a free lesson. We're pretty confident you'll like it. Almost everyone who tries fencing does. If you have a question, click here for our contact info or just show up at practice. We'd love to see you!

Group Classes

Learn the skills necessary to become a good fencer.
All equipment required for classes is provided. (However, if you decide to purchase your own, click here to see what gear is needed.)

Skills training, strategy & tactics and coordination development.
We introduce competition and tournaments but they are optional and not stressed.

Group Classes are $150 per 4 month trimester and include Club membership at no additional cost.

Individual Lessons

Individual one-on-one lessons with the coach are shorter and more intense than the Group Class.
Individual lessons are $10 each for Club Members.

Head Coach Pearce Wilson giving an individual lesson to a younger child. Click to view video.

Assistant Coach Corey Kilgallon giving an individual lesson to an adult. Click to view video.

Club Membership / Club Fencing

Club fencing is for our class students and FOTC Club members who already know how to fence and have their own fencing gear.

The skill level of these fencers can range from near beginner to seasoned national competitors.
All skill levels are welcome but if you have not fenced before we ask that you sign up for a coach-led class as well.
To attempt to fence here without at least beginning fencing training is not particularly useful.

Club Membership is $90 per 4 month trimester.

The Club fencing practices serve our recreational fencers and... Click to view video.

... the Club fencing practices serve our competitive fencer training needs as well as our aspiring professional referees' training needs. Click to view video.

Distance Learning

Distance Learning membership is for fencers who are too far away to practice with us but want access to our online training tools.
Distance Learning Membership is $30 per 4 month trimester.

**In addition to Club Membership, there is an annual $10 registration fee with the United States Fencing Association.
If the fencer is already a USFA member, there is no registration fee.


Yes, we absolutely do fence in a cornfield! Literally at Bluff Grange, a farmers' coop building in the corner of a cornfield on the bluffs over the Missisippi River Valley near St. Louis in Southern Illinois.

We have both recreational and competitive fencers of all ages.