INTELLIGENT FENCING

Thrilled to welcome our newest instructor!

US Olympic team member

Nicole Ross 

Sebastiani Fencing Academy is an excellent fencing school with great coaches! The instructors are not only experienced and qualified, but they have a true love for the sport. They teach fencers to dream big! Thanks to Maitre Michel Sebastiani, I was able to achieve my fencing dreams..

Maya Lawrence

2012 US Olympic Bronze Medalist

Paris, France

Truly a fantastic school! A wonderful environment

for all students to grow as fencers and people!

We are so thrilled to be part of the community.

Thank you! Highly recommend to all ...

Dona S. Princeton, NJ

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THE SEBASTIANI METHOD 

For more than 50 years, Maitre Sebastiani has been transmitting the French School of Fencing Method in the US. 

  • A century style glorified by Olympians and National Champions. 

 

  • Fundamentals are essential to enjoy a lifetime passion.

 

  • The journey through the world of Swordsmanship is identical to a novice's dream of aspiring to become a leader in any field.  

 

  • Weapon techniques, tactile sensing, quickness, timing and serious foot work are requisite like for every athlete. 

 

  • The French Fencing School has faith in mental alertness, understanding the philosophy of the art and total concentration.

 

  • Dedication and attention to instruction will create talent. 

 

 

 

 
 

SuccesS stories

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Testimonials

" Michel Sebastiani has left an impressive legacy through his work with Princeton's fencing program"

Gary Walters

Princeton's Director of Athletics and former chair of the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee, recently named one of the Most influencial Sports Educators in America by the institute for International Sport.

"Sebastiani Fencing Academy is a first rate program. As parents, we always continually strive to offer our children the best environment to learn and thrive. The Academy provides the tools and the building blocks. The instructors at SFA have become our surrogate family away from home. The knowledge and attention to detail gives us the confidence that our son is in the best hands. 

Master Sebastiani's reputation as a mentor and instructor is second to none. He has mastered the art of fencing and has achieved recognition for his accolades throughout his career. He has imparted his wisdom in a nurturing and caring environment from the young novice to the collegiate student athlete.

Gabrielle is the architect of the program. She is continually searching for the proper balance in preparing her students to become future athletes and leaders. It is her desire for excellence that has seen the program grow over the last decade.

It has been our privilege to be a part of SFA".

Dr. and Mrs. Djeng, 

Princeton NJ

"Sebastiani Fencing Academy is an excellent fencing school with great coaches! The instructors are not only experienced and qualified, but they have a true love for the sport. They teach fencers to dream big! Thanks to Maitre Michel Sebastiani, I was able to achieve my fencing dreams."

Maya Lawrence, 2012 US Olympic Bronze Medalist

Paris, France

"The study of fencing has not only helped our 11-year-old son to feel strong and confident, but has also improved his focus, his coordination, and his self-discipline. Both the master instructors and the young assistants have been wonderful influences in his life, and his enjoyment of them is only matched by his desire to earn their good opinion".

Carol Burden

Princeton NJ

"Truly a fantastic school! A wonderful environment for all students to grow as fencers and people! We are so thrilled to be part of the community. Thank you! Highly recommend to all..."

Donia Salem, 

West Windsor NJ

 

 

Professional high-class school with a very Personal Touch. We visited a few schools in the beginning when deciding to put our daughter in fencing. Each school has its own appeal and you have to pick what's right for you. Some schools had twenty kids in a class and taught in a facility the size of a warehouse. However, our daughter does much better in small groups and personal attention. We picked this school because of the personal attention and small class sizes. Sebastiani is a smaller facility that can only run 3 classes at a time (for varying ages) and each class size is about four or five at the maximum from what I've seen. Ms. Gabrielle did an amazing job of welcoming our daughter and making her feel comfortable so she can get over her fears. But I really love that it wasn't a sales pitch just to get us to sign up. One year later we're still here and each time we come in she greets us with the same kindness and attention. When my daughter gives me a hard time to go to class and has tears in her eyes, Gabrielle comes to give her a hug and ease her into the class. So far all the teachers in her school that we've met have also been equally great. They have a lot of love for the kids and it shows in how they teach them. We are new to the fencing world but are very pleased with our experience so far.

 

Joe B

Princeton NJ

Our son started to learn fencing at Sebastiani Fencing Academy when we moved to the area, and the program has proved essential in his transition both geologically and psychologically from a pre-teen to a teenager. As a cerebral child, he has found the perfect sport where he can integrate his braininess into physical activity. He loves all the coaches, whose seriousness in the art of fencing and whose good humors he appreciates and admires. Through the classes, summer camps and open bouting, he has made friends who share the same interests not only in fencing but in other parts of life. We are not surprised to say that the Sebastiani Academy has made a huge impact on his life.

Yiyun Li

Princeton NJ

My two children have been fencing here for about 3 years. They have made good friends, learned many fencing techniques from Mr. Sebastiani and Gabrielle and left many precious childhood memories of this facility.

Karen Chang

 Belle Mead NJ

"After one trial lesson my son decided that he wanted to have his 10 year old birthday party at Sebastiani Fencing Academy. Gabrielle was amazing with the kids. All equipment and fencing gear was provided. Gabrielle demonstrated the basics of fencing in a easy yet fun manner.  The children had ample time to learn the fundamentals of fencing in a safe manner and plenty of time to duel one another. The children had a wonderful time. 
My son has not stopped getting raves from his friends about what a great party it was and how much they loved fencing. Gabrielle was so helpful and accommodating. The facility is a wonderful place to have a party for any age group. Very happy that my son was able to have his 10th Birthday party at Sebastiani Fencing Academy."

Stacy Chase,

Willingboro NJ

 
GET IN TOUCH
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S.F.A

741 Alexander Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609-734-0020

 info@sebastianifencing.com

 

   

Office Hours 

Monday to Friday 4-9pm

Sat & Sun 9-7pm

(subject to change

 in the summer - Please email us for assistance) 

Holidays

Thanksgiving:

11/28/19 - 12/01/19

 

Winter:

12/24/19-01/01/20

 

Memorial Day:

Monday 05/25/20

 

 

Weather-related cancellation will be replaced

We will hold classes on all other holidays such as Columbus Day - Halloween - MLK Day - President’s Day....etc)