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There are three types of fencing - epee, foils and sabre.

An Overview of Fencing

In all three, weapons are wired electronically to record when a hit is scored. In foils and epee, points can only be scored by the point of the weapon hitting. In the case of the foil, only a hit on the torso counts. In the epee, the whole body is the target. In sabre, points can also be scored by hitting the arms and head.

Benefits

  • Improve balance, co-ordination and flexibility,
  • Great for all-round fitness, muscle toning, and building core strength.
  • Excellent for concentration and focus.

Costs

Most clubs charge a membership fee which normally includes the cost of tuition and hire of equipment. After a few weeks, new fencers may wish to purchase their own personal equipment.

Involvement

Fencing is available to people of all ages and is a fast, dynamic and explosive sport. Clubs are organised within sports centres, youth clubs, schools, colleges and universities. Many offer evening classes for those looking for more flexible times.

Equipment

The Basic equipment includes:

  • Front zip jacket, pants and underarm protector
  • Épée mask
  • Washable glove
  • Electric épée and body cord
  • Fencing equipment bag

Facts

  • At the first modern Olympic Games of 1896, the fencing programme consisted of men's foil and sabre events, with the epee making its debut at Paris 1900.
  • Women's fencing first featured in the same city in 1924.

Find Fencing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Fencing Association

Contact Name
British Fencing Head Office
Contact Email
headoffice@britishfencing.com
Contact Telephone
020 8742 3032

Throstle Nest Riding School

We provide riding lessons for all levels. Minimum age 4 years, maximum weight 14 stone. We also offer Riding for the Disabled lessons too, the maximum weight for riders is 12 stone.

Harrohgate Fencing Club

We are a community based fencing club offering coaching in Foil and Epee for beginners, both junior an adult, through to elite and international fencers. We also run a very successful wheelchair fencing section.

Leeds Fencing Club

Youth (U18), 18-30, 30-50, 50+

4 All Programme

An inclusive sports coaching and education business. 4 All work within schools and community to promote physical and mental well being.

Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival

A collection of LGBT+ fitness instructors, teams, clubs and allies. We have organised a fully inclusive 18 day festival each year that introduces individuals to various activities that promote health and wellbeing. We combat Homophobia in sport and Sportp

Gabby Williams

Development Director

08452 698 314

James Lockyer

Yorkshire Regional Hub Lead Officer

http://www.britishfencing.com

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