About Us


Over 40 years and Counting!! 

Fencing is an American sport enjoyed by thousands of enthusiasts ranging from club members to hard-core NCAA fighters and Olympians.  The United States is one of over 100 nations that comprise the International Fencing Federation and is an Olympic powerhouse.

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Coaches Tie the Knot in 2010!!

Orlando Fencing Club may be the second oldest fencing club in Central Florida, dating back to the 1980’s.  For the past 30 years, it has been under the watchful eye and skilled hand of Coach Jim Burcham.  In 2017, Jim retired from teaching the sport and passed the proverbial torch to the Seachrists.  Both fencers were students of Jim and Jennifer began fencing at the young age of 10!

The Seachrists are passionate fencers who compete recreationally and vigorously pursue the progress of the sport.    They have owned and operated Winter Garden Fencing Academy since 2005.  They have a combined experience of nearly forty years, ten of which are in coaching, and both are recognized as Professional Members of the USFA.  Each holds a FOC referee certification, and Jennifer is also an USFA certified armorer.

Our grassroots school is a member of the United States Fencing Association, Central Florida Division.  We train for competition and we compete often throughout the state.  Over the years, our students have amassed many, many medals in sanctioned tournaments across the country.  They have earned regional points, and have won state and divisional championships.


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