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Fencing was one of the original nine sports in the inaugural modern Olympic Games played in Athens, Greece in 1896. It is one of only four sports that have been featured at every single Olympic competitions since 1896.

The sport of fencing incorporates agility, strength, coordination, balance, and timing. In fencing, physical ability is just as important as having a strong mental edge. The competitors of a fencing match wear protective gear including a jacket, glove, and headgear. The sport of fencing features three different levels, which are categorized by the type of weapon used in each level. The weapons used include the epee, foil, and the sabre.

Clubs in Canberra:

ADFA Fencing Club

ANU Fencing Club

Engarde at Mackillop

Lancaster Fencing Club

Maison Escrime

Masters Fencing Club

 

ADFA Fencing Club

ADFA Fencing Club provides the opportunity for Midshipmen and Officer Cadets to fence competitively both within the ACT and interstate. No prior experience with the sport is required and there is ample opportunity to become skilled in any of the three weapons (foil, epee, and sabre). The club’s training program is supported by some of the ACT’s best coaches, each with many years of experience with each weapon.

Season and times:
Year-round

Monday – Wednesday 7-8.45pm

Cost:

Membership  fee

 

ANU Fencing Club

The Australian National University Fencing Club is the longest-running fencing club in the ACT. The club caters to a wide range of experience levels, and our active members include both beginner and intermediate fencers, national and international level athletes. We regularly compete in ACT competitions as well as at a regional, state and national level competitions. ANUFC is part of ANU Sport’s Excellence in Sports Program.

The club also run beginner courses with qualified fencing coaches to introduce people to the world of fencing.

 Season and times:
 Year-round

Course for beginners

 

Cost:

SRA Members:$150

ANU Students:$140

Qualified Fencing Coaches:$130

 

Engarde at Mackillop

Engarde at Mackillop is always open to new members and often runs courses for beginners as well as ‘come and try’ days. All you need is Joggers, Trackpants, T-shirt and a drink bottle.

Engarde gives MacKillop students a chance to participate in the sport of fencing, and already we have had a number of students who have been very successful in the sport. Masters Fencing Club provides adult fencing only for those who wish to polish their experience.

 

Cost:

Membership fees

Season and times:
Year-round

Location played:
Locations across Canberra.

Cost:
Membership with ACT Fencing Association is $145 for people over 20, and $100 for people under 20. Some clubs will have their own membership costs.

Level of experience required:
All levels.