The very first coach I met at Northwest Fencing Center was Josh Fowler. He is the person who taught me my basic footwork, including the advance, retreat, and lunge. Sadly, he is no longer with us, but his kindness towards me on the first day has stayed with me since. Currently, I have the privilege to fence épée under the … Read More
THIS STORY IN THE NEWS All of the hard work, conditioning, training and lessons with coaches, bouting with teammates and competing at home and across the United States has culminated in dreams coming true for six fencers from Northwest Fencing Center. Cadet (Will, Aryana and Megan), Junior (Gregory Mitberg), Veteran (Cristina Ford) and Wheelchair (Vikki Espinosa) fencers are either on … Read More
Homeschool Ages: 6-14 Description: Basic skills for kids fencing with PE. Schedule: Wednesday 10:30am – 12:00pm Introduction to Fencing NEW Ages: 6-14 Description: Introduction for kids to fencing. Required to attend at least once for entry into Youth 1. Can only be part of the 1st FREE WEEK, after the first 2 classes for free, if fencer is still not … Read More
Cody Mattern started fencing at Salle Auriol, now the Northwest Fencing Center in Beaverton, Oregon. He passed up college scholarships to dedicate himself to fencing, first in Oregon and later at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where he and represented the Army’s World Class Athlete Program.
Share this Post The Northwest Fencing Center lost its founding father this week. I am sad to report that Leon Auriol passed away, but he left behind an incredible legacy for Pacific Northwest fencing. Leon came to America in 1963 and began his coaching career in the Seattle area after responding to an ad for a pentathlete fencing coach. In … Read More