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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 Épée, Foil, and Sabre. 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!

  • It is a great physical workout and stress release
  • Improves your physical and cognitive abilities, as well as full body coordination
  • Increases your mental focus & agility
  • Gives you a chance to meet new friends
  • It teaches essential life skills, such as self-confidence, discipline, and perseverance

Yes! Fencing statistically is one of the safest sports you can do. Safety is an absolute priority in the fencing sport. Fencing weapons are light, flexible and blunt. Fencers wear protective clothing such as a vest, mask and glove whenever fencing or practicing together.
Also, every fencer is instructed in important safety rules and is obliged to follow these rules at all times.

You need a pair of long sports bottoms, a t-shirt and indoor sports shoes. As a beginner, SCA will provide you fencing equipment at the club. However, we recommend you to purchase your own equipment after a few months.

The purpose of fencing is not to hurt your component. Because the weapons are blunt and extremely flexible, most attacks will not hurt. However, bruises can sometimes occur.

There are three weapons used in modern fencing: Foil, épée, and sabre. Each weapon has its own rules and strategies.

  • Foil and épée are thrusting weapons, sabre is a cutting weapon.
  • The valid target area for épée is the entire body, for sabre the upper body including arms and head and for foil the torso.
  • In épée fencing whoever hits first scores the point, and if both fencers hit simultaneously they each score a point. In foil and sabre fencers there are rules to decide who scores the point in the case of a simultaneous hit.

You can train with each of the three weapons at SCA.

In spite of its reputation of being an elite sport, fencing is not as costly as many other sports.  Beginning members only need to pay the monthly fee, and can borrow fencing equipment for free at SCA during the first few months. However, we advise you to purchase your own equipment later on.

Additional costs are dependent on a fencer’s level. Recreational fencers usually spend less on equipment than traveling fencers who take part in (inter)national competitions. In other words, fencing can be as expensive or inexpensive as you like it to be.

No, SCA does not expect you to become a competitive fencer. Fencers of all ages, experiences and ambitions are welcome at SCA. However, if you aspire to become a competitive career, we offer all facilities for reaching the top of the fencing sport.

SCA offers the facilities for fencers to grow to great heights. Aside from providing high quality training sessions through our coaches, SCA members are eligible to compete in regional and national tournaments (depending on ranking).

Fencers from SCA regularly compete at World Cups, European Championships, World Championships and even the Olympic Games. Both young and old SCA members have achieved many national titles and even claimed titles abroad.

You can learn more about out club’s achievements here.