About Us

About Us

PDX Fencing is led by Charles Randall. Charles has coached saber exclusively for over 30 years, including the Women’s Div. 1 Saber team in Mexico, and a number of National and International champions in the USA and Mexico. He knows how important it is to treat every athlete like an all-star, no matter how young or old they are. Over the years he has developed a powerful youth and adult program that has helped thousands of fencers love the sport and reach their potential, while enjoying the game more and more each time they play. His hand picked staff of well seasoned, accomplished coaches share his philosophy and have taught students to strive to reach for their maximum potential.


At PDX Fencing our mission is to empower the youth or adult student to love the game, help them master the fundamentals and reach their potential - on and off the strip


You will be surrounded by a happy, engaged community of positive people helping each other thrive.


With PDX Fencing core values based on integrity and strong self worth, we strive to build self confidence, critical problem solving, poise and a healthy body. All of the necessary tools for the future.

Head Coach Charles Randall

Charles Randall has been fencing exclusively saber since he was in grade school. He came to the attention of the legendary fencing master, Giorgio Santelli who was an Olympic Gold medalist, and 5 time U.S. National Olympic coach.

Coach Randall thrives on inspiring students to achieve their very best. He prefers to let his student’s results do the talking. Malia Hee, has won five national championships & the 2018 NCAA Elite 90 award, and All American status under his direction, Joy Yun 2019 Div 1A National Champion & 2016 Div 2 National Champion- 2022-23 Stanford University Saber Team Captain, ,Kerry Plunkett 2019 NCAA All American, Logan Spear (Men’s Div. 2 National Champion 2014 – Stanford University 2x Team Captain), Becca Ward 3x World Champion, 2x Olympic Bronze medalist, 3x NCAA champion, Sherry Green Veterans World Champion Gold (team); In Mexico National champions included Anylu Cruz, Hector de la Torre, Jennyfer Lobato, Ariana Aranda and Jorge De La Torre, 2x Olympian Ursula Gonzalez, & National team member Vanessa Infante are just some of the accomplished fencers who have worked with coach Randall.

PDX Fencing Head Coach Charles Randall
Head Coach Charles Randall

Our Fencing Coaches

PDX Fencing Head Coach Charles Randall
Head Coach Charles Randall
PDX Fencing co-lead coach Hector De La Torre
Head Youth Coach Hector De La Torre
PDX Fencing coach Kelly Kositch
Coach Kelly Kositch
PDX Fencing Adult program saber coach Ned Sands
Coach Ned Sands
photo of Layne LeBleu, fencing coach
Coach Layne LeBleu
Coach Kim Phillips

Why Choose Us

PDX Fencing athletes on the Notre Dame 2x Champions teams
Our fencers on the 2x NCAA champion team - Notre Dame

At PDX Fencing we’ve developed a program that has proven to get the athlete to where they want to be. Our founder, Charles Randall, developed this system based on years of experience as a competitive fencer and coach. He has introduced thousands of children and adults to saber fencing, and help students perfect their skills, achieving beyond what they thought was possible. Many of our young athletes get recruited by some of the most respected colleges and universities in the country.

All coaches at PDX Fencing are certified with SafeSport and USA Fencing, and fence saber exclusively. Their love of the sport and strong family values permeate the atmosphere as they share their knowledge of sports and life with students of all ages and fencing levels. All coaches were/are students of Coach Randall’s and share his philosophy of athlete first.

PDX Fencing youth fencers and coach Hector
Fencing keeps you moving, happy and feeling great!
Youth Programs

Youth Beginners to Competitive Youth from ages 7 - 19

Adult Programs

Beginners, Intermediate, Recreational to Competitive

Team Building

Your team will thrive on learning something new and exciting


Lets unleash that inner musketeer for an unforgettable party

PDX Fencing workout class with Fancy
Fitness is built into our program

Our Fitness Program

At PDX Fencing skilled experts lead and teach developing athletes age appropriate conditioning.
Being fit and in peak shape is the key to being able to perform at one's maximum potential. The ability to execute physically what the athlete is demanding of their body requires special physical conditioning, nutrition, and hydration. It is the key to injury prevention. PDX Fencing's fitness program incorporates tournament timing into all work-outs.

PDX Fencing Team Captain Misael doing pull ups
Fitness is part of our routine

Our Fitness Team - the key to injury prevention

State of the Art Facility

Our facility is equipped with special sport court flooring, making movement easier on hips, knees and joints. Heated, air-conditioned, with limited spectator seating with physical distancing, WiFi, gear shop, reception area., video replay system, and closed circuit t.v throughout. We have a quiet homework and work area for those waiting for class to start or end, and snack and drink machines.  Sanitizing, and cleaning protocols are followed. Check in procedure at the door for screening include hand sanitizer or handwashing required. Air sanitizers in the  front reception area and in the fencing area along with cleaning stations and hand sanitizers throughout the entire facility.

Serving Greater Portland

PDX Fencing is conveniently located in Beaverton, Oregon right off the 217 Freeway at the Allen Blvd. exit. We serve everywhere the Portland airport serves including: Beaverton, Camas, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Portland, Sherwood, Tigard, West Linn,  Vancouver, Wilsonville, etc.