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Honor Before Glory

WAY of the Sword, located in Ridgefield CT, is home to three team USA clubs: fencing, archery, and chess but also offers a virtual learning center, plus enrichment beyond the blade including, camps, parties, even an art gallery. We're also a proud fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life. Take a tour and meet our professional coaches today.


A USFA sanctioned fencing club. One of the earliest forms of civilized rivalry, fencing has evolved over the ages as an Olympic sport that embodies honor, discipline, and self-expression. From novice to NCAA we have the path forward to meet all your fencing aspirations.

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Join us for local camps as well as our international sleepaway camp in Vichy, France.

1) Winter Camp ages 5-10. 4 days of fun activities and enrichment.

2) Combo Camp - A fun engaging camp combining archery, fencing and chess disciplines

3) France Camp - Enrichment beyond the blade. A family vacation and fencing camp with French National coaches and the Head Coach of West Point Military Academy.


USAA sanctioned archery club. Archery may very well be the oldest sport still in practice today. An Olympic sport since 1900, archery improves concentration, focus, and responsibility. Six indoor lanes located on the lower level of WAY.


From chess to scrabble, board games serve as an educational tool aiding in the learning of planning, cause and effect relationships, pattern recognition, and research. 

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Watch as we transform our fencing club into a hip, non-alcoholic, nightclub for teen and kid parties. You won't believe your eyes...

Kids will always find a way around the "no chair" during practice rule.

Kids will always find a way around the "no chair" during practice rule. ...

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Next generation of sword fighters.

Next generation of sword fighters. ...

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The need for speed.

The need for speed. ...

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Designed for excellence

Our state of the art facility boasts:

  • CT's largest and most advanced fencing club with nine professional, 17-meter, Olympic fencing strips
  • Six regulation 18-meter indoor archery lanes
  • Full-service personal training
  • Sixteen triple-weighted chess sets
  • Art gallery exhibit (seasonal)
  • Fully HVAC w/ MERV Filters
  • Equipment galore to get you started (dedicated and personal use)
  • Armory and repair shop
  • ADA compliant
  • Pro-shop equipment sales
  • Big-screen TV
  • Free WIFI
  • Separate party and event room

How we made our WAY

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