Internationally Competitive Fencer Karolyn Szot Opens Silverlake Fencing

June 3, 2014 - PRLog -- Internationally competitive fencer Karolyn Szot founded her own club, Silverlake Fencing, in Los Angeles last week. Silverlake Fencing offers youth and adult group fencing classes at The Sweat Spot for only $25 per hour, as well as private lessons upon request.

Karolyn Szot fenced on Northwestern University’s varsity team and ranked #17 in her last North American Cup. As an athlete and as an acclaimed TV director, Szot credits fencing for “empowering me at an early age to be determined, driven, and focused on my goals.” Fencing is a great sport for all ages, teaching participants how to focus and think on their feet, all while having fun and getting physical exercise.

Szot trained under Olympian Marcos Lucchetti (Lucchetti Fencing USA) and traveled with him to Italy to train with their Junior World Cup team. Szot looks forward to bringing the skills and techniques that she learned in Italy to her students of all levels in Los Angeles. Most of all, she says, “I love fencing and want to be able to pay-it-forward and encourage all my students (youth and adults) to become great fencers and confident in whatever they pursue!”

Szot hopes that her club will help build the fencing community in Los Angeles, especially for younger fencers and for those on the Eastside. “I hope to expand the fencing community and possibly help schools develop fencing teams and clubs throughout the Los Angeles area.”

Silverlake Fencing is excited to have a home at The Sweat Spot. The 2000-square-foot room with a 14-foot ceiling makes it an ideal space for fencing. “I would love to have a local tournament there eventually,” Szot says.

About Silverlake Fencing
Silverlake Fencing offers group classes for youth and adults on Tuesdays, Thursdays and occasional Sundays at The Sweat Spot, 3327 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Private lessons are available upon request. Sign up now for a free introductory group class. For more information, please visit

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