"Founded 1974 – training fencers for 40 years, Salle Green LLC of Glen Allen, Virginia is a United States Fencing Coaches Association CENTER OF EXCELLENCE. "

We held the USFCA previous designation of excellence, Guild Academy, for 7 consecutive years.

Salle Green Mission

The mission of Salle Green is to (1) develop lifelong fencers with superior coaching for those desiring to excel in amateur competition, (2) provide classical and historical training for those who want to develop mastery of the sword as a physical and intellectual challenge, and (3) train fencing coaches.
We teach modern fencing, classical fencing, and historical fencing. We teach all three modern and classical fencing weapons: foil, epee, and sabre. And we teach a variety of weapons from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Enlightenment. We are a full service sword school.
Every coach at Salle Green is nationally certified as a professional coach by the United States Fencing Coaches Association. Salle Green is a member club of USA Fencing and supports USA Fencing’s SafeSport initiative to provide a safe environment for young athletes. All coaching staff at Salle Green are Professional Members of USA Fencing with completed background screening to work with youth.
Maitre d’Armes Walter Green is certified by the Academie d’Armes Internationale as a Fencing Master, the highest level of internationally recognized professional credentials in the sport.

Center of Excellence



The Center of Excellence program recognizes fencing clubs, salles, and programs that commit themselves to becoming the gold standard among places to learn to fence and to train for competition, and to a program of continual improvement in the services they offer.
Centers of Excellence have internationally recognized, certified, professional coaching staffs who commit to ethical coaching and to regular continuing education. They have in-place the administrative structure needed to provide excellence services to their athletes. And they have the facilities and equipment needed to train dedicated athletes. The Center of Excellence designation must be renewed every year.

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