Farmington Valley Fencing Academy



"The Pen may be Mightier than the Sword . . .
but Learn to use a Sword first!"

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1/10/15: Team FVFA's Cole P. (on right) takes 4th and Dashiell B. (on left) 5th at the 2015 CT High School JV Tournament at N. Haven HS!  Danila (not pictured) took 12th, placing Team FVFA at #1 out of the 16 CT High Schools represented at the tournament. 


Welcome to the Farmington Valley
Fencing Academy!
--The #1 Fencing Club in the
Greater Hartford, Connecticut area.

Mal-sun S. Marletto
USFCA Moniteur D'Escrime, Foil & Epee

111C West Dudley Town Road 
Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002

All classes held at
111C West Dudley Town Road, Bloomfield.

Directions to FVFA:
Get to I-91.  Take exit #37 (Rt. 305).  Go West (towards Sunoco gas station) on Rt. 305 for about 2.2 miles.  At intersection with Rt. 187 (Blue Hills Ave.) take a right.  Get in left hand lane.  Take left on West Dudley Town Road.  FVFA is about 1/4 mile on the right.

Last Update: Feb. 10, 2016 
News, Updates & Announcements:

~ Check out this awesome article published last year in the Hartford Courant!!  
And since the article was published, FVFA Alum Cody R. (now a Junior) received a 4-year fencing scholarship to join NCAA's Division 1 Epee Fencing team at Sacred Heart U. in Fairfield, CT ( and FVFA Fencer and High School Senior Hannah B. of West Hartford was recruited by NYU's NCAA Fencing Team!  Another great reason to have your child try fencing... if they end up loving it, you never know what good things might come!

~ 90-Min Intro-to-Fencing Class--Great way to try out first-hand what fencing is all about!!  Small Group Class setting limited to 6-8 students per class.  One-time all inclusive price of $50 includes class fee, equipment rental fee and one-day club membership fee.  Class is 1 hr 30 mins long.  Please get to the class 15 minutes early for equipment fitting.  Classes filled on a first-come first-serve basis.  Class available on the FIRST Thursday of each month, 5 to 6:30pm, by reservation only via e-mail  Intro-to-Fencing Class attendees get 10% off the regular beginner session rates or 5% off any Summer Clinic (see below for details).  Also enjoy higher priority when signing up for the beginner session or summer clinics. 

~ Upcoming Beginner Sessions (8-week courses for adults and children 10+ with no fencing experience):  A new Tuesday beginner session is starting on Feb. 16th and enrollment is now open!  E-mail me at for details and forms and to be added to FVFA's contact list to be notified when enrollment opens for future beginner sessions (Tuesday or Saturday).  At FVFA we have one of the best fencing programs in the State of Connecticut, so let me assure you it's worth the wait for a new session--fencing should be fun and exciting, not boring and tedious!  Start your fencing journey TODAY! 

~ The Spring Beginner Youth Fencing Program for boys and girls ages 7-8-9 is starting in early March!  Class is on Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm.  Please e-mail me at today so I can send you details!

~ Also, don't forget to ask about FVFA's COMPETITIVE TRAVEL TEAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS (upon completion of the appropriate beginner courses)!

~ ADULT BEGINNER FENCING, MONDAYS 7 to 8:30pm:  New course will be starting this Fall!  E-mail for details.

~ E-mail me at for information about FVFA's Afternoon Summer Clinics for Beginners ages 8-15!  Just $245 for Monday-Thursday, 1:30 to 5pm.  Challenge your friend to a duel this Summer!

~ 2014-15 FVFA Tournament Schedule: Now available on!  Please pre-register on Askfred if you plan on participating at any FVFA Tournament. 

~ Wish you could get a college scholarship or fence on a NCAA collegiate team? If you're a middle school or high school student and you're interested, e-mail me NOW--start training now, before it's too late!, and YOU could qualify for a college fencing scholarship!

~ Next time you're at the club, check out the cool FVFA water bottles and FVFA sport packs (great for shoes or fencing masks!)!!  They're just $6 each or $10 for both.  Get yours today!

~ If you are already a competitive fencer (from any fencing club/program in the area), take the FVFA Private Lesson Challenge!!  Basically you sign up to take 3 months of private lessons (1 per week) with Coach Mal-sun and if your fencing does not feel like it has improved, you get ALL your money back!!  You can start immediately, so contact Mal-sun at ASAP.  FVFA Membership and representation NOT required for the first 3 months.

~ Click here for FVFA logo apparel and merchandise or ask to visit the Pro Shop at the Club!