2-4-1 Fencing

About 2-4-1 Fencing

In partnership with USA Fencing, 2-4-1 Fencing is a low cost, low barrier introduction to an Olympic sport that kids absolutely love. Fencing is often cost-prohibitive or not readily available, so we created a model that allows kids to learn the sport at less than 2 percent of the regular cost.   

This program is designed to introduce athletes to the sport using modified foam “noodles” and optional safety goggles. While the rules have been simplified, all the skills developed in 2-4-1 Fencing translate directly to Olympic style fencing. Our play-based curriculum is written and delivered in such a way that students toggle between skill-acquisition and games/challenges/competitions that are developmentally appropriate and keep the “fun-factor” up.

2-4-1 Fencing level 1 is a point based curriculum, meaning that the point — or end of the noodle — will be used to score. The target area that is worked on is the torso. Hits that are not made on the torso will be ignored and play will continue as though they did not land.

Most of all, 2-4-1 Fencing is intended to be fun, engaging and an entry to a lifelong pursuit of this wonderful sport.

Click HERE to read the recent blog from 2-4-1 Executive Director explaining more about the program.


2-4-1 Fencing is Fun

Check out the skills and drills students learn.


Bring 2-4-1 Fencing to your school or community

While we try to incorporate 2-4-1 Fencing in all of our programs, we are increasingly offering it as a stand-alone program. When we are able, we do our best to offer it at little to no cost. If you would like to help us bring this innovative model and approach to more schools and communities, contact us.

2-4-1 Fencing Staff