Welcome to the Oregon Fencing Alliance
The Oregon Fencing Alliance (OFA) is home to the Olympic sport of sabre fencing, two time Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis, and U.S. Women's Olympic Sabre Coach Ed Korfanty. OFA teaches sabre fencing in a fun, supportive environment, and we are proud members of the United States Fencing Association.
The Oregon Fencing Alliance offers Portland's best fencing instruction in a fun, easy to learn, engaging atmosphere—for everyone from beginning fencers as young as 6 to world-class athletes like Mariel Zagunis.
Oregon Fencing Alliance classes emphasize the proper bladework, footwork, personal character and sportsmanship qualities fencers of all ages need to succeed on the strip and in life. The results are impressive. Many of our fencers receive college admission offers every year from such prestigious universities as Notre Dame, MIT, Penn, Air Force, Stanford, Duke, Princeton, Yale and more.
Meet our graduating fencers
We are celebrating the impending sendoff of three of our longtime fencers, Steven (Xiteng) Lin, Susan Liu and Chloe Fox-Gitomer. Read more about these impressive young people, including some of their favorite fencing memories, here.
Dominant effort by OFA fencers at the Rain City SYC: Ten medals in six events! Great job by all of our young fencers.
Congrats to our medalists at the Div. I NAC: Mariel Zagunis, Kim Klein-Braddock, Peter Barnett, Gus Rich and, yes, Ed Korfanty.
Congratulations our own David Fang, who received a perfect score on his ACTs. This puts David in the top one-tenth… https://t.co/Z0pEF0qnIJ
Yes, Mariel Zagunis is back! Top eight at the 2018 Seoul Grand Prix.
Proven Success Speaks for Itself
Led by U.S. Olympic Sabre Fencing Coach Ed Korfanty—himself a three time world champion—Oregon Fencing Alliance emphasizes proper foundation and technique so that recreational fencers can achieve their dreams and competitive fencers can excel.
His approach works. Coach Korfanty's students' successes include:
- More than 60 World Championship Medals
- 2 Olympic Gold Medals (2008 Beijing, 2004 Athens)
- 1 Olympic Bronze Medal (2008 Beijing)
- 2 Olympic Team Bronze Medals (2008 Beijing, 2016 Rio)
During Korfanty's tenure as head coach, the U.S. Women's Sabre Team has taken home 5 Gold Medals and 5 World Championships.
Five Reasons to Fence at OFA
- World class instruction, private lessons and group classes
- Summer and winter training camps
- Supportive, encouraging environment for beginners
- Dedicated private facility meeting USFA and FIE standards
- Fun people
We hope you will join us!
OFA is proud to thank the generous supporters who have helped our athletes pursue their dreams.