Led by longtime U.S. Olympic Sabre Fencing Coach Ed Korfanty, Oregon Fencing Alliance has helped hundreds of fencers of all ages, from 6 to over 60, pursue and achieve their fencing dreams at our Greater Portland-area fencing club.

Over the past two decades, our fencers have won Olympic medals, World Championships, National Championships and NCAA championships. Dozens of our scholar-athletes have gone on to fence at prestigious Division I universities.

Mission Statement

The Oregon Fencing Alliance is a non-profit organization created to encourage physical fitness, support a fencing club, establish and promote formal instruction in fencing throughout the community, and hire world-class coaches to train fencers for national and international competition.

Not only has OFA helped me to be a better athlete and fencer, but also a more mature person who likes to face challenges and work hard.
— Steven Lin, University of Pennsylvania

What We Offer

  • The highest quality instruction, private lessons and group classes with a great group of friendly, supportive coaches who have decades of experience.

  • The opportunity to fence with the world’s best sabre fencers, including four-time Olympic medalist Mariel Zagunis, the most decorated U.S. fencer in history.

  • A supportive, encouraging environment for beginners, including a fun Saturday morning class for kids as young as 6.

  • Welcoming adult and recreation classes for those who want to experience fencing.

  • Summer and winter training camps that attract fencers from clubs around the country.

  • A dedicated private facility conveniently located at Oregon Episcopal School. Our club is available for parties, team-building sessions, and other events.

  • Community classes and camps at schools and recreation centers in the greater Portland area.