Welcome to The Charlotte Fencing Center - Fencers of all ages accepted!
Now in Gaston County, the best coaching in the Queen City!! At the Charlotte Fencing Center, we are committed to teaching the art and science of fencing. Unlike other fencing clubs, we teach all three events and accept students under 10 years old. We understand that people are drawn to fencing for a variety of reasons. Some are drawn to the sport because of their interest in swords and swordplay. Others are looking for a fun way to get a workout. And there are some who enjoy the sport and seek to improve their skills through competition. We are Safe Sport certified and a proud member of the US Fencing Association. Wherever you decide to fence, make sure the coaches are Safe Sport certified. A full list of certified clubs can be found on usfencing.org. We seek to help and advance all types of students. Our coaching staff keeps fencing fun but also has the experience and training to help those advanced fencers excel to their full potential.
Monday: 6:00pm-7:00pm: New Fencers Class
7:00pm-8:30pm Advanced Foil/Epee Class
Tuesday: 6:00pm-7:00pm: New Fencers Class
7:00pm-8:30pm: Advanced Sabre Class
Wednesday: 6:00pm-7:00pm: New Fencers Class
7:00pm-7:30pm Advanced Foil/Epee Class
Thursday: 6:00pm-7:00pm: New Fencers Class
7:00pm-8:30pm Advance Sabre Class
Friday: Private Lessons
New Fencers Class: $60
New Fencers 10 years old and Under: $40
Advanced Fencers Class: $125
3 Month New Fencers: $150
3 Month Advanced Fencers: $325
There are no contracts and no equipment purchase requirements. We do accept cash, checks and credit cards. First sessions is free with no obligation. We do sell equipment but only for those who wish to buy, we do not pressure anyone to buy equipment. Ever!
Location: 6325 Wilkinson Blvd, Suite 110, Belmont, NC, 28012
See our short video on our Facebook page for help with our exact location. You can always call, email or text for exact location details.
Parking is behind the two story building next to our location. There is a small parking lot we are aloud to use even though there are signs suggesting otherwise.
Phone or text: 704-258-7603
Our preferred way to maintain communication with our students and/or their parents is by Twitter and Facebook. Please Follow on Twitter or Like on Facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings at The Charlotte Fencing Center.
Our Head Coach is David Burns. He has been fencing for 20 years and has competed in numerous events from local to national. He has also been a national level referee since 1995 reffing bouts in every event at every level.
- Champion Fencer: Multiple Time Section Champion
- Tested Ability: Division champion of three different divisions
- Leadership: Held both division and section officer positions
- Diverse Talent: Has won tournaments in each of the three events (foil, epee and sabre) and has refereed in all events and levels from local to national
David believes fencing should be fun for everyone. If a fencer enjoys fencing and wants to fence strictly for the enjoyment or wants to move their fencing to be competitive and have quality results at national events we has programs developed to help all fencers enjoy their fencing at every level.
The Charlotte Fencing Center’s biggest strength is helping younger fencers learn the skills needed to be competitive at national events and be attractive to NCAA fencing programs. The Charlotte Fencing Center has had success working with fencers at every level from new fencers to high level national fences. The Charlotte Fencing Center has had students earn national points, medals and earn places on NCAA fencing teams. Our overall coaching philosophy is working with the students and not trying to physically or verbally dominate students as a teaching tactic. We believe the coach and student need to work together to help the fencer do everything they want to do in fencing. Our way has been successful for a long time and will help all fencers achieve any goal they decide to make for themselves while fencing. David believes the students accomplishments are more important than his own. While his personal tournament competition schedule has lightened he still fences in tournaments in all events because he believes it's more important to "Be there doing that" than 'Been there, done that".
Regardless of which club is chosen to enjoy fencing, be sure the club meets with your approval in every way. Whether you are the fencer or your child is the fencer, make sure the coach(es) run a program/class that is encouraging, positive, and the fencer is left with enjoying the activity.
We accept cash, check and credit/debit cards on site. If you would like to pay securely online follow this link for payment. Thanks! Pay Here
We now accept Google Wallet payments. Send to email@example.com to pay your dues. And, if you want to use the Cash App, send your payment to 704-258-7603. Let us know if you have any questions.
Visit our Pro Shop for your Fencing Equipment Needs!
Our Pro Shop has masks, jackets, gloves and weapons for your fencing needs. Ask about our current pricing and available sizes. We also sell SweatX for when your gear needs to be cleaned. Ask us for details about SweatX and how great it works.
No Contract or rental fees!
Call or text 704.258.7603 or Email
Equipment is provided for new fencers! No contract to sign.
Until further notice: all military, police, and firefighters and their families can attend New Fencer Classes for only $45 a month. Call, text, or email for full details!
Have your Kid's Birthday Party with Us!! Rates start at only $125 for 10 party goers. Contact us for details and parties larger than 10.