Stenciling from Marx Enterprises is how the majority of our fencers at NWFC get their last name stenciled on their fencing gear. Owned by NWFC Member, current Board President, and long-time fencer Bob Marx himself.
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Grand Opening Celebration
Grand Opening Celebration at Northwest Fencing Center! We are celebrating 50 years of fencing in Portland! Join us for a celebration! The dedication and hard work of so many fencers, parents, and coaches has produced a stunning new facility.
NWFC Wants You to Stay Safe! When inclement weather requires us to close we will notify participants via email, and post on the website and social media accounts. We do not follow any school system closures because conditions can change dramatically during the day....
Farewell to Coach Daniel
Farewell to Coach Daniel, although it makes us sad, we have some news to share with you. Thursday 7/14/2022 will be Coach Daniel’s last day coaching for NWFC.
College Fencers from the Northwest Fencing Family go off to accomplish amazing things. See more here about where some of our athletes have gone to a university or college to fence.
Congratulations to Bob Marx and Colleen Olney
Congratulations to Bob Marx and Colleen Olney, our 2021 USA Fencing Hall of Fame inductees! They will be honored during a ceremony in Minneapolis at the 2022 Summer Nationals. If you are going to the 2022 National Championships & July Challenge, it’s time to start planning! This year it is special because Bob Marx and his mother, the late Colleen Onley, one of NWFC’s founders, will be honored in the 2021 Hall of Fame for USA Fencing.
What gear you should buy and when
When you start fencing you will be able to use NWFC gear. As you progress through the classes you will be required to have your own equipment, starting with a mask and glove. NWFC does not provide gear for competitions, so you will need to purchase all of your own gear before starting to compete.
Team Building Events
Team Building Events at NWFC are a unique and memorable experience. Appropriate for guests of all ages, our coaches will lead warm-up games and fencing fun.
The armory is located past the lobby and the kitchen on the left. It is open at all times to all members for the purpose of working on/repairing their weapons and equipment. Students are welcome to use the armory but it needs to remain clean. If it is not clean, it is a safety hazard and will be locked. Please keep in mind that a member’s class time is not an appropriate time to fix a weapon. Please check your weapon(s) ahead of time and have them ready to go for class.
Wall of Champions
The Wall of Champions at Northwest Fencing Center is how we recognize and pay tribute to all our athletes’ accomplishments, past and present. Below you will find a running list of our fencers that have won National, Olympic, and other champion titles.
Cody Mattern inducted in US Fencing Hall of Fame
Our very own Coach Cody makes history! Cody Mattern – A four‐time Senior National Epee Champion, Cody was an Olympian in Men’s Epee in 2004. His epee
team was the first men’s team to win a medal at a Senior World Championships (Silver, 2010). They followed that up with a historic Gold at the 2012 World Championships. He was a two‐time U20 National Champion. He now coaches at the Northwest Fencing Center.
Losing a great friend and a legend
Losing a great friend and a legend is never easy. 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.
Find more information about fencing and Northwest Fencing Center on our FAQ page. For more help, contact the Front Desk. Either call during open hours or email us directly and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.