Balestra Fencing Academy


Welcome to Balestra Fencing

The Balestra Fencing Academy invites you to join the Academy of Fencing, a Beautiful Olympic sport. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced Fencer, join a sport that is fun while developing your skills and strength in health, fitness, mind and body.

We're here to teach you to Fence, to be supportive of your Fencing efforts, revel in your successes, and to provide a healthy form of stress relief. We hope to see you soon!

What is Fencing?

Fencing is a group of three related combat sports. The three disciplines in modern Fencing are the Foil, the Épée, and the Sabre (also Saber); winning points are made through the weapon's contact with an opponent. Fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympics. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century, with the Italian school having modified the historical European martial art of classical Fencing, and the French school later refining the Italian system. There are three forms of modern fencing, each of which uses a different kind of weapon and has different rules; thus, the sport itself is divided into three competitive scenes: Foil, Épée, and Sabre. Most competitive Fencers choose to specialize in one weapon only.

Competitive Fencing is one of the four activities which have been featured in every modern Olympic Games.

Fencing Coach

Join Our Academy

Learn the techniques, rules and safety of Fencing under the leadership of coach Reza Peykarara, who is an international coach and international referee.

Balestra Fencing Academy is committed in delivering Fencing training to all of our students, regardless of skill and fitness level.

We strive to cultivate leadership among the youth through this amazing and unique sport and develop our students to be active in the community.