Cutting Edge Fencing Center
CEFC is a full-time fencing center dedicated to teaching the Olympic Sport of Sabre Fencing to anyone age 8 and older. Located in North Richland Hills on 820 and Rufe Snow, we are easily accessible to anyone on the Tarrant County side of the DFW Metroplex. In operation since 2004, we have an athlete-centered approach that promotes the development of the whole person. We welcome fencers from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. Cutting Edge Fencing is home to top performing athletes who have achieved competitive success in Regional, National, and NCAA fencing. Our programs will help you to achieve your sword dreams, whether you are just starting out in the sport or chasing a national medal.
From the true beginner to the competitive athlete, we strive to serve everyone with equal parts integrity, skill and attention. We offer group classes, individual lessons and athletic training, as well as special events such as birthday parties, team building workshops, and fencing demos.
Involved in the sport of fencing since 1993, Maestro Sierra is certified as a Fencing Master by the United States Fencing Coaches Association and the International Academy of Arms. He also attended the Pan-American Fencing Coaching Education Course in El Salvador as the USA Representative in 2017.
Coach Kate started fencing in 2004 and has coached for nearly that whole time. Currently an active competitor on the National Veteran Circuit, she has several national medals to her credit and brings the perspective of an active high-level athlete to our coaching staff.
Coach Leigh is an engineer at Bell Helicopter who translated her love of martial arts–she practiced karate for four years–into ferocity on the fencing strip. Her competitive successes include several National Medals. She enjoys visiting her in-laws’ farm and baking pies from scratch. Coach Leigh started fencing in 2012 and has been Coaching since 2016.
Coach Rob is a 6th-grade English teacher at a local elementary school who enjoys practicing yoga and hiking in the Great Outdoors. He has been a fencer since 2014 and a Coach at CEFC since 2016.
Coach Max is an engineer at a local aeronautics company and loves riding his motorcycle around the Metroplex. He has been a fencer since his college years and has been a CEFC Coach since 2017.