Fencing is an Australian University Games Sport

Instructor: Mr Michael Stockwell • (m) 0407 772 869 • (e) pommy89@hotmail.com

(From Wikipedia entry)

Fencing is a group of three related combat sports. The three disciplines in modern fencing are the foil, the épée, and the sabre; winning points are made through the contact with an opponent. A fourth discipline, singlestick, appeared in the 1904 Olympics but was dropped after that, and is not a part of modern fencing. Fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympics. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century, with the Italian school having modified the historical European martial art of classical fencing, and the French school later refining the Italian system. There are three forms of modern fencing, each uses a different kind of weapon and has different rules, this way the sport itself is divided into three competitive scenes: foil, épée, and sabre. Most competitive fencers choose to specialize in one weapon only.


We are very pleased to support Olympic Fencing through the Club. As both a University Games and Olympic sport, there are many opportunities for competition and it is suitable for all, regardless of age or gender.

Fencing is an official Australian University Games sport, and one of the few sports to be featured at all modern Olympic games.


Training

When: Tuesday 6.00– 7.30 pm (MEAC)

 

Where: Mort Estate Activity Centre (MEAC)
Rosewood Street

 

What to bring: Yourself, comfortable exercise clothes, sports shoes and a water bottle. Initially all equipment is provided.

Once you are training for a while: helmet; protective jacket and breeches (know collectively as 'whites'); plastron; gloves; fencing socks; and, a lamé jacket. These can be obtained through the Club, or we can provide advice on what might be suitable.

You’ll need to: Pay Queensland Fencing Association membership ($) and BBRD general membership.


The Club is affiliated with the Queensland Fencing Association. Club members often train with and compete against others in South East Queensland, and the Club is looking to facilitate a number of seminars in Toowoomba delivered by high ranking coaches and practitioners.