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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.

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National Governing Bodies

British Fencing Association

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

Hinckley Fencing Club

Fencing sessions take place on Wednesday's.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Swallowdale Primary School

Swallowdale Primary School provides children with a varied and carefully planned range of physical activities on a daily basis, allowing them to progress and blossom.

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

LOPC provides adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

Partners

  • Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
    NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • O&W LSA
    Active Leicester
    Melton LSA
    H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
    Active Partnerships

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
  • Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
  • Melton LSA
    Sport England
  • Harborough LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    H&B LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Active Rutland