Hi! I'm Coach Tom

Since 1992, I've been teaching people of all ages, shapes, and sizes how to fence - in the modern, competitive Olympic style.

It's a lot of fun! And though it requires some work, it's not super hard to learn to fence. You just need a bit of time and a fair amount of interest. If you have that, everything else will follow.

Please review the information on this page and if you're new to fencing, I hope it inspires you to want to give this a try. It can be a very unique and rewarding experience plus - it raises your personal 'coolness' factor by 20! :P

If you have any questions, please feel free to directly contact me here or use the contact form here and I will respond quickly.

In the meantime, I salute you and I look forward to crossing blades with you soon!



Have you always been intrigued by fencing? Have movies or books inspired you? Is there an inner calling to explore the Ways of the Sword?

We make it EASY to try this fun and engaging sport!

Start your journey by clicking here!



After dipping your toes in the warm waters of Modern Fencing, an awareness forms that true mastery only comes with time and focused training.

So whether you are new to fencing or an experienced competitor, you know that regular and challenging training is essential to growth and success.

We offer ongoing training sessions that will deepen your knowledge, enhance your skills, and bolster your confidence! Plus - you'll get a great workout!

"Train like you fight, so you can fight like you train!"

We can help you get there.



Once you've trained sufficiently, it's time to undergo the ultimate test: competition!

Unleash the fighter within as you go head to head with other fencers on the strip for glory and medals!

Use the competition process to grow by learning from losses to inform your training.

Then, employ all of your creative and strategic skills to dominate and finally become victorious!

Get on the road to victory - here!



Our competitive fencers have done very well in local, regional, state, national, and international events! From small clubs to enormous arenas, the Memphis Fencers have fought hard and triumphed!

For over 30 years, our students and competitors have distinguished themselves on and off the strip - proving that they are truly winners!

Let us help you capture an extremely satisfying sense of accomplishment from training, competing, and ultimately, winning through the sport of Olympic Fencing!

Ready to join us? Click here for details!

Fencing offers you SO MUCH!

Fencing can teach you how to win...AND LOSE. Aside from the great physical workouts, challenging bouts, taking home medals...learning to lose by understanding why is a very important life lesson. Through fencing you can develop a great self-help feedback and analysis skill that you can use to grow each time you encounter challenges in your life. 

Through fencing, you can understand that losing is NOT a judgement but an OPPORTUNITY. Finding the answers to why you lost illuminates the path to getting better, faster, and more proficient - in whatever you are doing.

Also, Fencing is a lifetime sport. You can enjoy this your whole life. Our oldest student is 94. We've had many Seniors in their 70s and 80s enjoy fencing as well as 9 - 12 year olds. Male and female - it's a very even playing field.

And finally, the friends you can make through Fencing are like icing on the cake. Most people who fence share similar interests and simply want to have a good challenge and some exciting fun. You will find many opportunities to meet and engage with all kinds of folks anywhere you travel in the community of fencing. Just look for them - they're there. And ready to cross blades with you!




Still have questions? Contact me here and I'll help! - Coach Tom