Research Triangle Fencing

Welcome to Research Triangle Fencing, the premier fencing club in the RDU region. Our depth of experience is unmatched in the region; if you want to be coached by Olympians and championship-winning coaches, all in the context of a healthy, family-friendly atmosphere, come check us out.


You can find our facility at 3742 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham NC.

Youth Programs – No Experience Necessary!

  • Youth Sabre (ages 10-14) : W 5-6p, Sat 10-11:30a
  • Youth Foil (ages 10-14) : T/Th 6-7p (WAITLIST – contact to be added.)

Enrollment is continuous, and no experience or equipment is necessary. We only ask that you sign up for a trial class here, so our staff knows to expect you.

Intermediate/Advanced Programs:

  • Advanced Sabre (ages 12+) : M/W/F 6-8pm
  • Advanced Foil (ages 12+) : T/Th 7-9p, Sat 8-10a


  • $175 / mo for Advanced Groups
  • $145 / mo for Youth Groups

No contracts; we only ask that if you are dropping a month, you let us know by the 25th.

Private lessons are available for purchase; $50 / 30 minutes, prepaid in 4 or 8 packs.

COVID-19 Mitigation Policies:

We have developed policies in compliance with NCDHHS rules and guidelines. Policies available here.

About Us:

The only full-time fencing facility in Durham NC, Research Triangle Fencing was founded in 2014 by Jacek Huchwajda and Darius Wei, both assistant coaches of the Duke University Varsity Fencing Team.

Our mission is to share our love of the sport with local athletes of all ages; come join us and see what the fun is all about!


Our athletes have been recruited and fenced for : Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, MIT, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis, and Cleveland State University.

RTF has been represented on international teams at the Veteran-50, U-17 and U-20 age groups, and qualified athletes for multiple World Championships.


Jacek Huchwajda – 1992/1996 Olympian, 2018/2021 ACC Champion (Coach)

Darius Wei – 2018/2021 ACC Champion (Coach), 2009/2010 USA Men’s Foil National Champions (Coach)

Zoe Loh – Cadet World Champ Team Member, ACC & NCAA Champion (Notre Dame ’18). Volunteer Assistant Coach, UNC

Julia Gianneschi – Women’s Team Captain for Duke Fencing. ACC Champion (Duke ’21). 2x NCAA Championships Qualifier.

Marcel Huchwajda – Youth Coach