The Knights of Siena Fencing Academy has been developing fencers, coaches, referees and
tomorrows leaders for over 20 years.  Over this time we have been honored to teach some
great people.  They have taken the time to write some about us so that we can share it with
you the potential student.  Please take the time to read through them, they mean a lot to us as
a fencing family.
"Thanks for getting Danny into fencing and starting the program at Albany
Academy and sticking with him in the beginning.  Fencing is what he needed
as a kid."

Mrs. Sachs, son fenced for Harvard
I consider fencing at KOS a privilege for all that I have learned from them, and
the development of my fencing career.

Kevin Ziechmann, national gold medalist sabre, national points competitor
epee
As a father, I am particularly impressed with KOS's desire that their students
at all times place family and schoolwork ahead of fencing.

John Kral, veteran fencer and fencing parent
At KOS I have felt a sense of belonging, that I did not feel at other fencing
programs in the area.  Here is where I feel my fencing career will grow.  I can
be taught to become a leader by the staff.

Glen Maldonado, 7 year fencer from NY recently moved to Charlotte.
KOS has shown me and many other students at the Knights of Siena Fencing  
Academies priceless life lessons involving morals and work ethic that will
assist us through out our lives.  To say the least, all that have studied at KOA
are in great debt to them, they selflessly dedicate their lives to the students
and the sport.
Philip Suger, fences for Penn State
There is a tremendous effort to make this a team sport at KOS.  Even though
this is a individual sport, there is also the focus on team.  This is evident with
fencers helping each other with weapon repair and bout analysis, both at
practice and at tournaments.
Chris O'Connor, son fences at Air Force Academy
I have never been with an organization that has such good sportsmanship.  All
the fencers with the Knights of Siena are a true "family" and look out for one
another.  It doesn't matter what rating or level you are if you need help with
something then someone is always there to help out.

Barbie Schott,  mom of three fencers at KOS
One of the reasons I found myself drawn to this particular fencing academy
was the way that KOS treats new fencing students.  They demand that older
and more experienced students find time to help incoming ones.  Not only do
the new and inexperienced students improve with many people to help them
fix their mistakes, but it also welcomes then into the family that is the
Academy.  I felt at home the very first lesson I had at the fencing school in
Indian Trail.

Carlin MacNichol, fencer from Providence Day School, NCAA fencer at Drew
University
As a former club socceer player, I have had many different coaches since I As
a former club socceer player, I have had many different coaches since I
competed for.  He is also devoted to helping his students grow both as people
began playing sports at the age of of five.  I consider Alan Blakeborough to be
and as fencers.   He is a great teacher, and a dedicated mentor.  I am proud
and honored to be a student of Alan Blakeborough

Carlin MacNichol, fencer from Providence Day School, NCAA fencer at Drew
University