Fencing is an ancient art and also a modern sport but you don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy fencing. Our clubs will cater to all ages and levels - from nervous beginners and ‘social' fencers to would-be world champions. And you never know you may have the opportunity to meet one of New Zealand’s own Olympic fencers in your club or at a competition.
First Steps: Check out the club locations on this web site or if there is not a club near, contact your Regional Sports Trust and ask them to help you find similar interested people in your community with a view to forming a club.
What Will Be Needed?
Essential Thing To Take: Most of all, get along and take your imagination along and let it run wild.
Clubs may provide for hire / rent / loan equipment that beginners may use.
Normal Equipment To Expect To be Used: Weapon (normally foil, but epee, or sabre may be offered). Mask Jacket Protective under “plastron” Glove
Clubs may operate a second hand market place, or equipment and material can be purchased new.
Note: For hygene reasons it is preferable to obtain your own glove – either a bought fencing glove or initially a light weight glove (gardening, cotton, or wool) to provide protection.
What To Wear: Footware – indoor sports shoes. Tracksuit and Tee Shirt are the recommended sport clothing to wear to fencing
Equipment That Is Used At Clubs And Competitions: The amount of specialised equipment required for a competition varies, depending on the level of the competition. There are essentially three categories of competition: - Non-Electric Equipment – visual (most often used for novices and school/youth Competitions) - Electric Equipment (Schools Competitions and other regional Competitions) - FIE Electric Equipment (FeNZ and NZ Cup events)
May the Force be with you.
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