Crimson Blades

A Community Fencing Team of Elementary, Middle, High School Students


Thank you to all of our 2024 Introduction to Fencing Summer Campers!

Our Club

Founded in 2015 to support fencing in our community, Crimson Blades Fencing Club serves elementary, middle, and high school age fencers. We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced fencing programs in epee, foil, and sabre.

Our programs are designed for recreational fencers, as well as fencers who want to begin their journey towards competing at the highest levels.

Our recreational fencers learn a sport that they can enjoy for a lifetime. Our competitive fencers get prepared to compete in local, regional and national tournaments, and have qualified to compete in the Summer Nationals and Junior Olympics.

During the off-season, Crimson Blades is also the official home of the championship Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School fencing team, also known as Thundercats Fencing.

Crimson Blades is run by the LHS-VHHS Fencing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to promote the Olympic sport of fencing in Illinois. All proceeds from the club are used to support the club and the fencing program at Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools.

Introductory Video