Candlewood Fencing Center is the premier fencing academy in Connecticut. For almost 30 Years, we have been dedicated to promoting the sport of fencing at both the competitive and recreational levels.
With two convenient locations in Danbury and Norwalk, we are Connecticut's oldest and most decorated fencing club, and we are so honored to have been ranked the highest in Connecticut by National Fencing Club Rankings' list of "Best Fencing Clubs" last year! We know our success is all thanks to you, our community, for allowing us to serve you and the fencers in your family, and for that we thank you!
From our little Musketeers to our World Team Members, National Champions and many NCAA Recruits, we are dedicated to each individual that walks through our door. We offer personally tailored instruction for individuals and groups of all ages to ensure each student's learning, growth and fun in a nurturing environment.
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Foil Coach, Owner
Jeremy Goun has been teaching fencing for nearly a decade. As a coach, he has trained under a multitude of Olympians and several National Team Coaches. In addition to his extensive referee experience at both the national and collegiate level, Jeremy has coached a number of sought-after NCAA recruits. He currently works with some of the top ranked youth fencers in the nation.
Jeremy is licensed by the United States Fencing Coaches Association.
Jeremy's cell phone number is 631-678-3642
Marty Williams has been teaching at Candlewood Fencing Center for several years. An Olympic hopeful, Marty is currently ranked among the top Men's Saber fencers in the country. A multiple time national medalist, NCAA All-American and Cadet World Team Member, Marty brings his extensive competitive experience to the Candlewood Family.
Marty is licensed by the United States Fencing Coaches Association.
Marty's cell phone number is 908-451-3509
Tom Ciccarone brings over 40 years of experience to Candlewood Fencing Center. Tom started the Sacred Heart University Division 1 NCAA Team in 1995 and was assistant coach at Vassar College for 12 years. To date, Tom has trained a number of fencers to championships in National, Sectional, Divisional, NCAA, Junior Olympic and Modern Pentathlon events.
Tom is licensed by the United States Fencing Coaches Association and is a Prevot d'Arms in saber, foil and epee.
Tom's cell phone number is 203-512-8500
In addition to coaching saber at Candlewood Fencing Center, Matt Laudicina was head coach of the Wilton Fencing Academy as well as the Assistant Coach of Sacred Heart University. While at Sacred Heart, he led his squads to multiple conference championships and has qualified several fencers to the NCAA Individual Championships.
Matt is licensed by the United States Fencing Coaches Association.
Matt's cell phone number is 631-379-3075