Fencing is based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship that were practiced in historical, European classical style. There are three forms to modern fencing, these being foil, epee and sabre. The winning points in all three are made through the contact of your weapons with your opponent’s body. Each form has a different kind of weapon and rules. The basics of all three forms are the same, but fencers generally specialise in one. Competitive fencing was one of the sports featured and the first Modern Olympic Games and is one of the five which have been featured in every modern Olympic Game (the other four being athletics, cycling, swimming, and gymnastics).
Thinking about buying your own gear?
There are many factors to consider when buying your first gear. We usually suggest that you buy bits and pieces and build up your own kit. We recommend starting off with a basic beginners set (350NW) that can be used for training and at state competitions. You can speak to Jon Allard at the club for a basic beginners set or alternatively, you can purchase gear from these websites below. Any other questions, please don't hesitate to send us a message through our contact page.