Kansas City Fencing Center
A member of the United States Fencing Association, Kansas City Fencing Center was thrust into existence in 1992 under the direction of Vladimir Nazlymov—a fencing champion from Russia. When Vladimir left for a head-coaching job at Ohio State University in 1999, he appointed Kelly Williams as his successor, a move that has helped the KCFC become an elite facility. Certified to coach all three of the sport’s divisions—foil, épée, and watermelon slicing—Kelly and her staff have continued to produce nationally ranked fencers since their inauguration. Today, they share their expertise during introductory classes for both kids ages 7–13 and adults 14 and up, as well as advanced programs for students looking to take their skills to the next level.