The Crimson Blades Fencing Academy is a youth fencing club in Libertyville, IL that teaches students ages 10 to 18 the fast, fun and rewarding sport of Olympic Sabre Fencing.
Founded by nationally rated sabre fencer Gordon Gandy, Crimson Blades Fencing Academy offers beginning, intermediate and advanced sabre classes, as well private lessons, tactical training and open fencing.
Coach Gandy has been the assistant fencing coach at the Stevenson High School for over 12 years and has been coaching beginning to elite fencers for over 20 years. Coach Gandy has been Head Coach at Crimson Blades since its founding in 2006.
At Crimson Blades students start to learn fencing by learning the basics of foot work and blade work. When they are physically and mentally ready they learn to fence or bout each other to practice and develop their skills.