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Taught by coaches who have trained and worked with World Champions, Olympians, and Hall of Famers.

Find Your Fire & Focus The Inferno

For centuries fencing has been and continues to be a choice sport of royal families, military leaders, presidents, famous entertainers and now it is available to you and your children.

We are located in Batavia, NY and our classes are taught by the highest quality cadre who have trained with World Champions, Olympians and Hall of Famers.

“I am in awe as to how far my daughter’s game/skills have progressed in such a short amount of time. Thank you for instilling in her the self confidence and ‘fire in the belly’ they suit her so well.” – K. March

With a million and one sports and extracurricular activities available why would you ever consider fencing?

  1. It’s as safe as golf and much safer than basketball.*
  2. It is incredibly addictive and healthy for introverts, gamers, bookworms, intellectuals, type-A personalities, non-traditional athletes and everyone else ages 6 to 99.
  3. We teach the loud how to be quiet and the quiet how to be loud.

*According to the National Athletic Trainers Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

So, who else wants a college scholarship*, resume boost and to find the ‘fire in their belly’?

* (1 in 7 high school fencers receive some financial aid for fencing)

Our Next 8-Week Session Begins:

September 8, 2015

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$ 79

Per 8 Week Session
  • 30 Minute Class
  • Equipment Provided
  • 8 Week Curriculum
  • Approx. Ages: 6-12
  • Learn the Basics
  • Focused on Having Fun
  • Tuesdays, 5:30–6:00 PM
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$ 149

Per 8 Week Session
  • 90 Minute Class
  • Equipment Provided
  • Extended Curriculum
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Conditioning & Strength Training
  • Tournament Preparation
  • Approx. Ages: 12+
  • Focus on Improvement
  • Tuesdays, 6:00–7:30 PM
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Tuesday Nights at 529 E Main St Batavia, NY 14020

"Not only does En Garde Batavia know what it takes to run a great club but they also know how to combine training and fun to make fencing a life long sport for all levels and abilities."

− Iris Zimmermann (Olympic Foil Fencer & World Champion)

"We have two children that are members of the En Garde Batavia. They are always talking about fencing and how much they enjoy their classes. The coaching staff is great. Very patient and never hesitate to give our children a little individual attention and encouragement when needed. I would recommend En Garde Batavia to everyone. They offer both a fun and challenging atmosphere."

− Glen Levandusky (Parent)

"I am in awe as to how far my daughter's game/skills have progressed in such a short amount of time. Thank you for instilling in her the self confidence and 'fire in the belly' they suit her so well."

− Kelly March (Parent)
Colin Dentino

Colin Dentino


Colin began fencing at age 4 under the guidance of time-honored coach, ‘Sir’ John Halasz, from the esteemed Hungarian fencing program. He later went on to teach and become the Head of Fencing at the acclaimed Adirondack Camp in Putnam, NY. He was trained in modern sport fencing by Viveka Fox, a North-Atlantic Women’s Foil Champion and founder of the Vermont Fencing Alliance. Colin has coached at the prestigious Rochester Fencing Club (RFC). The RFC regularly turns out Olympic Fencers, World Champions and is recognized internationally as a premiere fencing club. He has most recently trained with World Championship Medal winner and Olympic Fencer Iris Zimmermann and Fencing Hall of Fame Coach Nat Goodhartz.

Erin Karnatz

Erin Karnatz

Head Coach

For many years, Erin has been a competitive fencer primarily fencing on the West Coast and has competed in the Junior Olympics. She brings a wealth of knowledge of techniques, tactics, and strategy to our student population. Her focus on self-discipline and self-confidence in class gives her students the ability to succeed both on and off the fencing strip.

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