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The Olympic Sport of Fencing in New Jersey

Fencing is one of only five sports to be featured in every Olympic Games of the modern era

 

USA Fencing's New Jersey Division provides organized fencing competitions to help experienced and aspiring fencers gain national ratings. Contact us today to learn more about the Olympic sport of fencing.

 

About Us
We are the largest division of USA Fencing and provide sanctioned tournaments for fencers throughout New Jersey. We're a non-profit organization run by passionate volunteers who love the sport and like to help aspiring fencers. Since 1971, USA Fencing's New Jersey Division has been the leader in providing a fun environment for fencers to learn and develop into national- and world-class athletes. 

 

Sanctioned Tournaments
Our main function is to provide a venue for USA Fencing-sanctioned competitions appropriate for fencers of any age or ability. Our volunteer-run tournaments help local fencers compete for and achieve national ratings.  In addition, we manage local qualification tournaments to the Youth-14, Division II and Division III National Championships, and USA Fencing's Junior Olympics.

We post a regularly updated calendar of sanctioned tournaments in the division, giving our fencers ample opportunity to practice their skills and improve to better ratngs and standings. The Division runs a season-long points list, awarding the New Jersey Cup to the top three fencers in each of the six senior weapons, across both genders.

 

Sport Promotion
USA Fencing's New Jersey Division also helps to sponsor fencing demonstrations in local middle schools to get kids and young adults involved in fencing.

We try to organize local clubs for students so that they can experience this great sport. If you decide to get involved; we're fully committed to helping you learn to fence the right way and help you on your way to becoming a great athlete.

 

Find a Local Fencing Club
To find out where you can learn to fence near you, go to the New Jersey map of fencing clubs.

 

 

Member Division of USA Fencing, Affiliated with: the US Olympic Committee(USOC) & International Fencing Federation(FIE).


July 26, 2020

NJ Division fencers and coaches: As we commence reopening activities, adherence to NJ State Government requirements and guidelines can help ensure safety and avoid setbacks. As applicable to sports and recreational practices, the State of NJ currently requires that; all individuals (including parents, coaches, staff, etc) shall wear cloth face coverings while indoors (as well as outdoors when social distancing is not possible), unless doing so will endanger the subject's health. Athletes/participants should wear cloth or disposable face coverings when not engaging in vigorous activity, such as when sitting, or when interacting with staff or other participants. USA Fencing's national office has also made a non-mandatory recommendation that face coverings be used during fencing activity, though face coverings are not required by the State of NJ while persons are engaged in high intensity aerobic or anaerobic activities. Face coverings should not be worn when doing so may endanger the individual’s health. Clubs should also continue to follow other guidelines and restrictions including, but not limited to restrictions on maximum capacity, scheduling to limit unnecessary overlap of groups/athletes, and COVID-19 related cleanliness and hygiene. Individuals, including coaches, players, and families, should stay home if they have tested positive for, or are showing COVID-19 symptoms. Thank you for respecting the State government and USA Fencing guidelines and keeping our community safe. (See NJ Executive Order 163, and NJ Dept. of Health "Guidance for Sports Activities")

May 26, 2020

USA Fencing has developed suggested precautions for fencers and their families, club owners, coaches, administrators and division leaders as we think about our return to fencing. Recommended practices will continue to evolve and are no substitute for professional medical and legal advice, but this is a great start as clubs think about reopening:

USA Fencing Return to Fencing Guidelines