About Fencing

Fencing is a fun and exciting sport and keeps both your body and brain active and available for a wide ranging of ages.

Fencing includes 3 different weapons;

 

  • Epee
  • Foil
  • Sabre

 

The sword is one of the oldest of weapons and, as Egyptian frescoes circa 1200BC show, fencing is one of the oldest of sports. The ability to demonstrate speed, skill and dexterity with a sword has always been considered a way of settling 'matters of honour'. 

 

The modern Olympic sport requires fencers to be of the fittest of athletes and have levels of skills which require many hours of dedicated training.

 

In learning the skills of attacking and defending with either the Foil, Epee or Sabre fencers develop good co-ordination, balance and flexibility which makes fencing training an ideal means of keeping fit for all ages and abilities.

 

Cost of Fencing 

 

It is not expensive to start fencing. Most clubs charge a membership fee which normally includes the cost of tuition and hire of equipment. Most of the Clubs also offer beginners courses and support to get started. 

Devon County Fencing Union
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