Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have heard the term “Maestro” or “Fencing Master” used in fencing circles. What is a Fencing Master? +

    It takes a board of three Fencing Masters to certify a “Fencing Master” or Maitre d'Armes. USFCA Fencing Masters have two documents to verify the results of such a peer review. One is signed by the President of the USFCA. The other is from the President of the AAI (International
  • I have been fencing and coaching for a long time. Why should I be interested in the USFCA and certification as a fencing coach? +

    Educational institutions in many states now require certification. The USFCA offers the only path in the USA towards obtaining a Fencing Master certificate endorsed by the President of the Academie d'Armes Internationale (AAI).
  • My coach has produced many champions. Doesn't that make her/him a Fencing Master? +

    Your coach may indeed be a very fine coach. The international standard for Fencing Master has not changed in many years. Competitive results may be a good indicator of a coach's ability but it is no substitute for certification.
  • How do I change my email address or update my profile? +

    The easiest way to do that is to logon and then in the upper right corner click on your display name. This will bring you to a profile page where your changes can be made.
  • I got a message when I logged on saying "Oops! Looks like your dues are not present". How do I fix that? +

    This message simply means that your dues do not appear to be paid up. If you believe you've reached this message in error then please send a query to our membership manager.
  • How do I change my password once I register? +

    Once you login you can click on your 'name' in the upper right hand corner of the website. This will take you to the user profile section where you can edit your password. When you mouse over your name you will see text stating "Click here to go to your
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