About Academy

At Lilov Fencing Academy, we’re more than just a fencing club – we’re a family legacy. For three generations, our passionate fencers have shared a deep love and respect for the sport, creating a unique and dynamic environment where fencers of all levels can thrive and achieve their full potential. Lilov Fencing Academy (“LFA”) is one of top private fencing programs in the United States established in 1992 by a father and son team with over 60 years of combined coaching experience.

LFA is an official member club of the United States Fencing Association (USFA).

LFA has developed a nationally recognized program that contributed to the development and spread of fencing in the United States.

LFA is a serious, focused group of professionals that offer quality group and private lessons, competitive bouting, local and international camps, and monthly tournaments. LFA coaches fencers of various age groups (from 8 years old to veterans).

  • One of NJ’s oldest fencing schools, established in 1992
  • Produced world, national, junior olympics, state, and high school champions
  • 10,000 sq ft brand new state-of-the-art facility; the most technologically advanced fencing academy in the country
  • Permanent VSM (Virtual Scoring Machine) electric scoring with TV monitors & overhead reels; computerized scoring for paperless tournaments
  • Pro shop and armory services
  • World class quality fencing metal strips: 12 competitive / 21 total
  • Dedicated storage for 140 fencing bags
  • Video playback for coaching and directing
  • Lots of seating for spectators and parents
  • Plenty of parking in safe neighborhood
  • Regular USFA sanctioned regional and local tournaments
  • Wi-fi hotspot with plenty of outlets for electronics
  • 4 zone air conditioning

Many of our students are either attending or have attended top National universities on the strength of their studies, fencing, and fencing networks. Our fencers are seriously involved as varsity fencing team members at high schools, colleges, and on the national level. LFA invites anyone interested in learning to fence, (or wanting to practice) to visit our warm, friendly, and well established club. Membership is open to any interested and motivated person. We work hard and produce results!

We believe that what we offer is different. Please visit and try us out. Stop by, bring your gear, or borrow some from the club until you get your own. You will have an opportunity to tour our facility, meet our staff, have a few bouts with our fencers, and talk with our fencing parents.

Visit and fence, you’ll love the difference!

Lilov Fencing Academy (LFA) is the official home for Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) in all weapons. The team is trained by professional coaches at our academy. We provide professional coaching, facility, and fencing equipment. All home meets are hosted by LFA.