Royal Arts is the host club of the Arnold Fencing Classic. The event is a part of the Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sports festival in the nation and hosted by it’s namesake Arnold Schwarzenegger. Fencing was added to the more than 44 sports of the festival in 2004.
Every year we bring Olympic stars such as Mariel Zagunis and Tim Morehouse to meet fencers, present medals and promote our sport.
The event is one of the largest tournaments in the nation and provides Royal Arts the chance to showcase our sport in front of 180,000+ spectators. We consider it a great honor and privilege to be able share our sport with such a large crowd and spread the awareness of fencing locally, nationally and internationally.
Fencers from all over the nation as well as from around the world attend the Arnold Fencing Classic. It serves as a Regional Youth Circuit event (RYC) and qualifies Y10 and Y12 fencers for the United States Fencing Association (USFA) Summer National Championships.