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On Target Fencing Team


The ON TARGET Fencing Team of Northern Ohio is a group of Foil and Epee fencers from Lorain, Lake, Summit, Portage and Cuyahoga County. We have classes in Bedford, Hudson (2 classes, beginner and intermediate foil), Kenston-Bainbridge, Kent (2 classes, beginner and intermediate foil), Mentor (one class, but two coaches), North Ridgeville (2 classes on two days, foil and epee both days), Orange, and Solon (2 classes, beginner and intermediate foil). Registered with, and insured by the United States Fencing Association, it is an official fencing club. Head Coach Tom Nagy, a 46 year fencing veteran, is certified by the United States Fencing Coaches Association as an instructor in foil. Rich Hamper is Epee Coach. Derek Wilkinson is Three Weapon Coach.


Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic that is scourging our country, SOME On Target fencing classes are temporarily postponed due to very low enrollments or closure of buildings. If you are interested in a fencing class listed on this website, please DO NOT ASSUME it will be held, just because it is listed. Feel free to call, email or text Head Coach Tom Nagy for the latest information at 440 327 0808 (home), tomnagyfencer@gmail.com or 440 213 9075 (cell phone). I hope and plan to fence with you all again sooner than later.

In North Ridgeville, we have moved into the Shady Drive Complex, Batting cages building. 37077 Shady Drive, 44039. It is larger, than the Senior Center with high ceilings, rubber floor, with heat and air conditioning, plenty of nearby parking (when baseball games are not there), ample room and electricity for 4 regulation fencing strips. There are no windows, water fountain or pop machine. There is a family style restroom that we have access to. There are plans to build a restroom inside the batting cages building.

If you are not on the On Target Email list yet, then please contact Head Coach Tom Nagy 440 327 0808 or tomnagyfencer@gmail.com before attending a practice due to weather cancellations and planned practice cancellations.

For North Ridgeville practices, a new payment plan is going into effect starting in 2018. All fencers have to register, and pay IN PERSON or ONLINE with the North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department, either IN PERSON at the office at 7327 Avon Belden Road, 44039 during office hours Monday through Friday, 8 am to 430 pm, or ONLINE at North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation under the programs tab and then under Youth.

It is FREE to observe a practice in North Ridgeville, with no commitment, before deciding to register for classes.

To see the new payment structure Class Fees