Are you 17 or older and want to try fencing at SCA? Our next Adult Introduction Course starts on Monday April 25th and consists of four classes on four consecutive Monday evenings (April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th and May 16th). The entry fee is €50 for the entire course. UPDATE: the course has been fully booked and new registrations cannot be send. We will schedule a new course soon. If you registered but didn't get a spot, we will notify you ahead of time.

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Why Try Fencing?

Fencing is a modern combat sport that combines the athleticism of martial arts with the mental & competitive focus of chess.

The three disciplines of modern fencing are Epee, Foil, and Sabre, each with their own unique characteristics. Fencing is one of the few sports to be featured in every single modern Olympic Games. It’s a challenging sport that will help you improve your coordination, focus, explosivity, and stamina. It’s also a fun way to make new friends! Come try fencing with us!

The Benefits of Fencing

  • It is a physical sport that will help you to stay fit and healthy.
  • You will enhance your mobility and motor skills.
  • You will learn to set your own performance goals and you will be motivated to pursue them.
  • It teaches essential life skills, such as self-confidence, discipline, and perseverance.
Adult Introduction Course - Schermcentrum Amsterdam

Our Introduction Course

The SCA Introduction Course is focused on teaching the basic techniques of fencing, utilizing the Foil or Sabre as the main weapon. The course is an excellent way to start fencing and to familiarize yourself with this beautiful sport.

An introduction course consists of 4 lessons of 1 hour each. During these lessons, the basics of fencing are covered, such as:

  • Basic posture and footwork
  • Attacking and defending; from lunging to parrying
  • Rules and strategy
  • Participating in a fencing bout

At the end of the course you will have mastered the basic techniques and tactics of fencing. With these skills you will be proficient enough to participate in our regular classes.

Adult Introduction Course - Schermcentrum Amsterdam

Next Course

The next introduction course starts on Monday April 25th.

Dates

Next dates are Mondays April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th and May 16th.

Time

From 19:00 till 20:00

Location

Fencing Hall, Frans Otten Stadion (IJsbaanpad 43)

Cost

€50 for the entire course

Required

Sportive clothing (preferably with long trousers), water bottle and a towel

Corona Protocol

We want to offer a safe and responsible training environment. The equipment used by our participants will be kept separate and won’t be used by other fencers. We ask participants to wash their hands before and after training. If you are sick, please stay home. You will be able to make up your lesson.

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Please complete the registration form below to sign up for the introduction course. You will receive a confirmation afterwards.

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Questions?

Please visit our FAQ page to learn more about fencing and its benefits.