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Our Location and Facilities

207B Donaldson St., Fayetteville, NC 28301
Downtown Fayetteville

Finding the Fencing Academy

The All-American Fencing Academy is located in Downtown Fayetteville off Hay St., within walking distance of great dining, antique shopping and family events.

Our location is across the street from the Cotton Exchange off to the side.  You will see two unobtrusive doors between the Pilates Studio and a Photography Studio.  The door on the right leads to the second floor of the building where the All-American Fencing Academy is housed.  (You will see our sign if we are in the building, if the sign is not on the door, we are not available.)

Physical Address (please do not use this address for correspondence):
207 B Donaldson St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Our Academy is on the second floor of 207 Donaldson St. (Above Tone Pilates Studio…you will see the Tone Pilates Studio at the corner).  The doors on the far right is for Rubiera Photography Studio. Our entrance is the two metal doors in the middle. (You will see our sign on the door when classes are in session.)  


outside aafa photo with signs
front door sign

Our Facilities


The All-American Fencing Academy has 6 electric strips with Favero floor reels.  There are 4 main tournament strips with Favero Full Arm 05 score boxes with score, timer, and remote controls.  There are an additional 2 electric practice strips for larger classes with Favero 01 and Triplette boxes.

We have practices (mask, jackets, gloves, knickers, chest guards) and competition equipment (electric foils/epees, body and mask cords, and lames) available to fully kit out an entire class or camp, although many fencers own their own equipment.

We have a full service armory to fix any problem with any club and personal fencing equipment.  There is also a competition armory for our competitors and electric fencing with body cords, mask cords, and all electric foils are FIE Vniti blades with German parts.

For additional practice, we also have 2 practice dummies and a Favero target speed.

There are also changing rooms, bathroom, shower, and water fountain.

During competitions, we can run 3 strips simultaneously, with a maximum of 28 fencers per event.  The auxiliary room has plenty of space for visiting fencers and families and all their equipment.


Main Room          Entrance

wide shot main room aafa
aafa 4 strip photo with fencers
favero score boxes

Downtown Fayetteville


Shop, Eat, Play, Live

Downtown Fayetteville is also home to the award-winning Dogwood Festival and International Folk Festival as well as regularly scheduled events such as Fourth Friday, Fayetteville after Five, the Downtown Farmer’s Market and more. From the historical charm of Hay Street and the Market House to the fantastic family-friendly spaces and events to the eclectic array of specialty shops that line the streets, Downtown has established itself as one of Fayetteville’s best attractions.

About the Area

The All-American Fencing Academy is located in the heart of Downtown Fayetteville, NC.  Fayetteville has successfully reversed the image of its downtown area from a multitude of downtown revitalization projects. New additions, such as the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, The Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum, Fayetteville Linear Park, and Fayetteville Festival Park, which opened in late 2006, have all contributed to the changing face of the downtown area.

Hay Street in Downtown Fayetteville, N.C.The towns and rural areas surrounding Fayetteville have experienced rapid growth over the past decade. This growth has spilled over into suburbs such as Hope Mills, Raeford and Spring Lake.

Fort Liberty and Pope Air Force Base are located next to the city of Fayetteville. Several U.S. Army airborne units are stationed at Fort Liberty, most prominently the XVIII Airborne Corps HQ, the 82nd Airborne Division, and the United States Army Special Operations Command.

Fort Liberty was the home of the Field Artillery at the onset of World War II. All the Army’s artillery units east of the Mississippi River were based at the post, about 5,000 men in all. Soldiers tested the Army’s new bantam car, which was soon to be known as the Jeep, although most of the power to move artillery still came from horses and burros. On Sept. 12, 1940, the Army contracted to expand the post, bringing the 9th Infantry Division to Fort Liberty.

Missions at Pope AFB range from providing airlift and close air support to American armed forces, to humanitarian missions flown all over the world. Pope AFB particularly provides air transportation for the 82nd Airborne, among other airborne units on Fort Liberty.

Downtown Fayetteville

There is so much to love about Downtown Fayetteville.  From the historical charm of Hay Street and the Market House, to the eccletic array of specialty shops that line the streets, Downtown has established itself as one of Fayetteville’s best attractions.

Whether your coming in for one of the state’s finest festivals, or planning to relocate to the area, Downtown Fayetteville is a place you do not want to miss!

Fourth Friday

On the Fourth Friday of every month (except Dec) between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM, all of downtown features exhibits, entertainment, refreshments and featured artists.  They all combine to bring the art of Fayetteville to everyone – free of charge! Businesses in the four and a half block district of historic downtown Fayetteville join the action and become artistic venues, featuring the arts in all forms, for all ages. Fourth Friday is like an old fashioned “Gallery Crawl”. Folks of all ages get a taste of Fayetteville’s arts and entertainment while enjoying the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops with unique items for shoppers.  The All-American Fencing Club will also be hosting open fencing nights during Fourth Friday.

Shopping in Downtown

Spend your days downtown shopping at some of the finest independent boutiques, nestled amongst the brick streets and aged buildings. Shopping downtown encompasses everything from gourmet treats to antiques and gift shops.