Online training for fencing coaches and fencers

About Us

The Academy is managed by Maitre Walter Green.  Maitre Green started fencing at Duke University in the 1965-1966 season.  He has held a C in sabre and E in both foil and epee and earned County Colors in epee and sabre fencing for Cambridgeshire in England.  He was a national championship level referee in epee and a sectional championship level referee in foil and sabre in the 1970s.  He is a former chairman of the Virginia Division and of the Mideast Section of the Amateur Fencers League of America.  His coaching credentials include:  

  • Maitre d'Armes - Academie d'Armes Internationale
  • Diploma of the International Fencing Coaches Association 
  • Classical Fencing Master - Classical Academy of Arms
  • Maitre d'Armes Historique - United States Fencing Coaches Association
  • Endorsed to teach the Modern School of the Italian Sword by the Circolo della Spada Mangiarotti
  • International Council for Coaching Excellence trained Coach Developer

He is a USA Fencing Spirit of Sport winner and has been recognized for lifetime achievement by the United States Fencing Coaches Association.  As a faculty member of the University of Richmond, he was honored as pioneer of online education.

What is the Virtual Fencing Academy?

We are the online training program of Salle Green, a traditional bricks and mortar fencing Salle founded in Petersburg, Virginia in 1974, and currently located in Glen Allen, Virginia.  Our mission is to provide superior virtual training programs for coaches and fencers using a variety of technologies.  All active Salle Green members are members of the Virtual Fencing Academy, and we offer virtual membership to any fencer or coach who is looking for a place to train online.  We teach United States Fencing Coaches Association coach training programs and serve as a portal to coach training provided by the North American Mangiarotti Society and the Classical Academy of Arms.  In addition, we conduct a full schedule of fencing training in both technique and tactics for competitive and recreational fencers.